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Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by The Hammer, Jul 5, 2010.

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  1. The Hammer

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    Does any body know which of the wipe methods it has will be used when Autonuke is selected? Also can more than one HD be selected at a time with Autonuke?
     
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    According to here, autonuke does a DoD Short wipe on all drives. The short wipe is default and I do not think it can be changed unless you go into interactive mode. DBAN can take quite a bit of time on a large hard drive. If you have a drive that supports it, you can use HDDerase which is a lot faster. HDDerase.exe accesses an ATA disk drive’s internal Secure Erase commands to wipe a disk clean.
     
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    If you don't unplug internal drives and Dban see's them it will wipe them. I have been using it for a while but its slow.
     
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    @tgell

    Is HDDErase that much faster? I'm looking for something that is faster than Dban.
     
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    Secure Erase (HDDErase)
    88 minutes on a 250GB HDD.
    If you want faster wipes you will have to buy a HDD that has built in encryption which supports Enhanced Secure Erase. Then wiping will be 1 second per 100GB.

    Secure Erase is accessable through Linux's hdparm command or HDDErase in UBCD under Wiping
     
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    What year did the HD's have built in encryption?

    Just curious, but say you had a MBR rootkit this Enhanced Secure Erase would kill it?
     
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    Secure Erase is available on all drives since 2001/2002.
    Enhanced Secure Erase became available later. Not sure when.

    If you paid $100 or less for your drive new, then probably does not have built in encryption.

    Secure Erase and Enhanced Secure Erase are equivalent to physical destruction. Everything gone, with speed.
     
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