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Securely erase old Dell Poweredge 2900 RAID 5 drives

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We have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with a RAID 5 that has been replaced. We need to securely erase all the data before disposing of it. We use KillDisk or Disk Eraser for our workstations. Is there an easy secure way to erase the server drives completely? The server still boots if that helps.

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by:Korbus
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I use a hammer.
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by:jooolie3
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I was looking for a serious answer. A program that will securely erase and overwrite with multiple passes.
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I was serious: "before disposing of it" + "easy secure way to erase the server drives completely"-  a hammer will fit all requirements.   Just because it's fun does not mean it's not effective.   Sorry, I don't have a software solution to suggest, but I'm sure another expert will have one for you.
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I use the paid version of KillDisk.
http://killdisk.com/
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by:nobus
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many people use Dban for this : http://www.dban.org/
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by:Gerald Connolly
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@joolie3 - i think it depends how paranoid you are or whats on the disks!
If its government or medical stuff the hammer/shredder is the only way to go, otherwise if you are happy for fragments of your data to be available via badblocks etc (which are admittedly difficult to retrieve in the first place) go with one of the software packages.
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