Secure cleaning of a HDD

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by AaLF, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    Cleaning a HDD

    Is there a shortcut method to securely erasing data on a used - empty HDD rather than e.g. 1TB HDD x Gutman (35 passes) method?

    Seeing as how nothing on the disk needs to be saved, is there a way of 'nuking' it to save valuable & resources?
     
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    Darik's Boot and Nuke quick erase, single pass, HDDErase, Active@Killdisk single pass anyone?
     

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    There are also:

    1. The hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics which usually has an option to write zeros to the hard drive.

    2. Terabyte's CopyWipe.

    3. MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD.
     
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