Reformat server HDD before disposal

Is there any free tool that can completely erase the data in the sas and scsi hdd before disposal ?

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akbConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If the data is super sensitive then you need to physically destroy the disks.
Otherwise have a look at Eraser: http://eraser.heidi.ie/

Or have a look at http://www.dban.org/ for a bootable disk solution.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyConnect With a Mentor Principal ConsultantCommented:
Want a quicker and easier way?  Use a power drill and drill a hole in it.  That's what I do.
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Mal OsborneConnect With a Mentor Alpha GeekCommented:
I usually either:

1. Use a large hammer.
2. Encrypt the drive with Bitlocker, (including unused sectors) then reformat.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Really interest to know whether there is any tool that can boot from USB and do a destructive format....

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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
i also recommend DBAN, it is widely used for such work but it takes some time, as will all tools that need to write over ALL disk sectors
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David Johnson, CD, MVPConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
most people use DBAN as mentioned above you can use rufus to create a bootable usb
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I also recommend DBAN. But you will have to change the setting on the RAID controller to not present the disks as members of a RAID array, but rather as single disks. Some RAID controllers also have built-in functions you can use to erase the disks.
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