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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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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Want a quicker and easier way?  Use a power drill and drill a hole in it.  That's what I do.
Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
I usually either:

1. Use a large hammer.
2. Encrypt the drive with Bitlocker, (including unused sectors) then reformat.
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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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.
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
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
most people use DBAN as mentioned above you can use rufus to create a bootable usb
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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