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electronic_x
(@electronic_x)
Junior Member

hello

I have just tested sdelete and is absolutely excellent. However I only find an issue with it is very, very slow.

When we´re talking about wiping free space, what is your opinion regarding BCWipe(demo versión runs a single zero pass which I know is enough), and what other good free software do you know for this purpose? Thanks

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Posted : 29/08/2013 9:52 pm
BitHead
(@bithead)
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dd (or a variant thereof)

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1M

Where hda (or hdb or hdc or …) is the drive you want to zero and bs is the block size. You can do this with pretty much any nix Live CD.

DBAN is another easy solution.

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Posted : 29/08/2013 11:35 pm
fraudit
(@fraudit)
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If you care for time I believe you should turn to hardware erasers.

Of course we talk about completely different money, but wiping a lot of media with a hardware wiper certainly provides a nice ROI 😉

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Posted : 30/08/2013 4:52 pm
pbobby
(@pbobby)
Active Member

To the OP just want to confirm that you would like to re-use the drives correct?

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Posted : 31/08/2013 1:35 am
electronic_x
(@electronic_x)
Junior Member

Yes, I want to reuse these HDDs. I am referring to the HDD installed on my computer. One can´st be using DBAN nor BCWIPE Total, once a week, each time you delete a file…

By the way What happens with disabling restore points(system recover), recommended when one is deleting and wiping files, BUT when you are deleting these files into a truecrypt container, which as you know, truecrypt needs restore points. Which software use in these cases. sdelete seems not to have problems with that issue but, are there other ones?

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Posted : 06/09/2013 6:32 pm
cs1337
(@cs1337)
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we use mediawiper made by a company called white canyon and it works very well. it is not free though but maybe you can download a trial version.

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Posted : 03/10/2013 9:44 pm
MDCR
 MDCR
(@mdcr)
Active Member

NIST have tested some of the tools and found that some tools miss overwriting areas.

cftt.nist.gov

Unfortunately, they are closed at the moment because of some pricks who think it is more important to levy their sociopathic political agenda than to have a working society.
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Posted : 09/10/2013 6:02 am
jaclaz
(@jaclaz)
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NIST have tested some of the tools and found that some tools miss overwriting areas.

cftt.nist.gov

Unfortunately, they are closed at the moment because of some pricks who think it is more important to levy their sociopathic political agenda than to have a working society.

Uh-oh. 😯

NIST Closed, NIST and Affiliated Web Sites Not Available

Due to a lapse in government funding, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is closed and most NIST and affiliated web sites are unavailable until further notice. We sincerely regret the inconvenience.

A snapshot of the site (Feb 2013) is available through the Wayback Machine (should be these the referenced documents)
http//web.archive.org/web/20130214000635/http//www.cftt.nist.gov/forensic_media.htm

With all due respect for the good NIST guys ) (and while being sorry for the personal financial issues this situation may cause to them ( ) it is not really like they killed themselves from working too much, a few reports in 2001
http//web.archive.org/web/20130214220838/http//www.cftt.nist.gov/archived_documents.htm
nothing for 8 (eight) years, and then three or four documents per year in 2009, 2010, 2011, and then nothing again. roll

jaclaz

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Posted : 09/10/2013 5:46 pm
jhup
 jhup
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With all due respect for the good NIST guys ) (and while being sorry for the personal financial issues this situation may cause to them ( ) it is not really like they killed themselves from working too much, a few reports in 2001
http//web.archive.org/web/20130214220838/http//www.cftt.nist.gov/archived_documents.htm
nothing for 8 (eight) years, and then three or four documents per year in 2009, 2010, 2011, and then nothing again. roll jaclaz

They will, all get back-pay, when returned. Some are already collecting unemployment funds. There is no mechanism to pay back unemployment, once they get their back-pay. Sounds like a vacation with a bonus, doesn't it?

The reason there is a market of vendors and websites of hash databases and test results is because NIST failure in the last decade to work.

Kanguru makes a 14 drive bay duplicator/wiper for around US$5.5K.

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Posted : 09/10/2013 6:03 pm
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