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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:30:10 -0400
  • Message-id: <47EA6C02.4050408@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hans defaber wrote:
What is the best (easiest) way to overwrite old harddisks with random garbage ?

thanks, Hans

Install Windows? ;-)

Actually, I assume you want to make sure there's no data on them, before tossing. There are utilities available for download. I think there's one called Disk Wipe or similar. Or you can simply copy from /dev/random using dd

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