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Quick Erase Method DBAN

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Re: Quick Erase Method DBAN

Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:34 pm

And if you use the "proper" approach, which is the internal ATA commands:
also some additional, normally unaccessible sectors will be (probably) deleted.
In any case it wiil be FASTER than DBAN.

There is AFAIK NO reliable record of anything EVER retrieved by a private company from a 00ed disk (single pass) from any "modern" hard disk (anything manufactured in the last, say 15 years), and there are serious doubts that Government Agencies may have the technology/capabilities to do so (at least with any kind of accuracy/reliability or in a reasonable time).

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Re: Quick Erase Method DBAN

Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:30 am

Thanks Jaclaz, that sums it up perfectly. I heard about the Secure Erase method and tried it in the past. The drawback was that most of the time the SE command was blocked by the system's BIOS. Secure Erase is faster and can delete bad sectors though.

Anyway I'm glad and feeling relieved about the answers that were given in this topic. Thanks a bunch Smile  


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