Wipe a NAS (network drive)

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by makios, Nov 16, 2013.

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  1. makios

    makios Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a free program that can wipe / securely erase the disk in my NAS, because I'm selling this NAS.

    Anyone know software that can do this?

    Thanks in advance!
    Makios
     
  2. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    I'm not up on what can be done to NAS drives from another computer, as I don't use NAS. The safest way would be to pull the drives out of the NAS, connect them to a workstation (through IDE/SATA) and use the Trial of BCWipe Total Wipeout (but they are good company, so buy it if you can). This will get the disk, and the DCO and HPA.

    *Warning* - I am unsure if you can re-use a drive that has DCO/HPA wiped - some members have said yes, but maybe test on a sacrificial disk first, or contact Jetico directly. I have found their support to be top notch. They are in Finland, so allow a day or two for a reply.

    Or you could use the free Dban if you aren't worried about DCO/HPA.
     
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