How to tell if your hd supports Secure Erase or Enhanced Secure Erase command

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  1. dread

    dread Registered Member

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    I was wondering if there was any way to know if your hard drive supports either one of them.
     
  2. Cudni

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    check the hd spec online?
     
  3. dread

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    I do not think they list that in the specs.
     
  4. Robin A.

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    Reported by Hard Disk Sentinel:
     

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  5. Scifi

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    Hoping that the bios supports the erase command. Some bios brands tend to lock up.
     
  6. dread

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    Thank you. I downloaded it and tried it. Do you know of any free programs that can do the same?
     
  7. Sadeghi85

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    hdparm

    Use this command:
    Code:
    hdparm -I /dev/[B]X[/B]
    Replace X with the device e.g. sda
     
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