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Deep delete of HDs

James Elliott
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Hi All,

The company I work for is selling part of it's IS infrastructure to the highest commercial bidder. This could well turn out to be a competitor and so to 'tick' the risk-assessments etc. I have to come up with a way of formatting the server HDs beyond all economical data recovery.

Are there any tools that would do this? Preferrably free-ware, but would consider paying for a tool if it's the only option.

Or, is replacing all server HDs the only way to truly 'tick' the box?

Thanks

Jell
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safeerase by O&O software
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DBAN baby.. thats all you neeed.

Free and beatifull.... check it out...

http://dban.sourceforge.net/

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Here's a another one that I've used....

http://www.linux-kurser.dk/secure_harddisk_eraser.html

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After doing the Dban format you can check your handywork with the Helix forensic tool to see if there is anything left on the disk.
http://www.e-fense.com/helix/

FYI-->Dban will require 7 passes of formatting and can take quite awhile. Up to 18hrs for a 120 GB drive.

Here is an article with links to various softwares for the job.
http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/software/page5726.cfm
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agreed with the above, but for most the zero fill of the manufs diag is good enough too.
Dban and the others run VERY long.
Pick your choice : http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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Thanks guys. Read all posts & links and DBAN ticks my boxes.

Jell

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