DBAN Question?

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  1. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    I have two used 40GB Maxtor IDE drives that are in good condition,
    both of which I removed from existing older single-drive machines,
    and replaced with larger capacity units. The Maxtors were single
    partition NTFS C:\ drives, and contain their original data. I want
    to wipe them for reuse without destroying them, and give them to a
    local charity. I read that DBAN works well for this sort
    of operation. If I understand correctly, all that is necessary
    is to install the drives in any machine with all other HDDs removed,
    boot from the DBAN floppy, and the drives will be securely wiped,
    but still be good to use (reformat?). There will be no effect on the
    machine's existing BIOS settings. Is that correct?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

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    That is correct.
     
  3. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    Many thanks.
    Just wanted to be sure before starting.
     
  4. Longboard

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    You want to be extra sure..run truecrypt over the two drives..then Dban..get wiped encrypted info = no hope of recovery
     
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  6. EASTER

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    Now theres an interesting wipe process, thanks for sharing it. Makes pefect sense that an encrypted disk, dbanned that way likely pulverizes any leftover data on the disk.

    EASTER
     
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