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#1 Justinasj12

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:59 AM

Is the 35 pass erase for your hardrive where it says "passess the DOJ standards" really erases the content of your hardrive throughly, that even law enforcement will not be able to recover the information?

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:22 PM

35 passes is overkill on modern drivers. 7 passes is sufficient for even the NSA. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutmann_method

 

You can use a live linux disk and hdparm command to use the SecureErase feature of the drive.

 

http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/167074/how-to-securely-erase-an-arbitrary-sata-drive-utilizing-the-drive-firmware-to-d


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 December 2016 - 12:25 PM.





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