BCWipe Total WipeOut versus Zero Write

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Apr 28, 2011.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    BCWipe Total WipeOut shows many features including the following two features.

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    1. Will a Zero Write to all hard drive sectors do the same thing?

    2. I read somewhere that BCWipe can wipe areas of a hard drive that a Zero Write to all hard drive sectors cannot wipe. If this is true, are there any known instances of Malware hiding in the areas that are not wiped with a Zero Write to all hard drive sectors?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Does anyone have any opinions/comments?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  3. treehouse786

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    excellent question, i would like to know this too
     
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  5. cm1971

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    I use Eraser so I don't have any experience with those. I have read that even if you do a Gutmann wipe the NSA can still get stuff off of it. I don't know if that is true just something I read on a tech blog one time.
     
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