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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: Rikard Johnels <rikard.j@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 03:26:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <200803270326.55232.rikard.j@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 26 March 2008 14:16, Jim Staunton wrote:
Hans defaber wrote:
What is the best (easiest) way to overwrite old harddisks with random
garbage ?

Have a look at shred - 'man shred' will explain how to use it...

Jim

If you are to toss the drive: Use a 10 mm drill .
Just make a couple of holes thru the whole case and you are done.
Fast, secure and cheep...

I've done that procedure at work where a bank left some workstations to be
disposed of.
A nice 10 mm drill, redecorate the case to resemble a swiss cheese.. and
presto!
Nothing is getting of THAT drive in a hurry...
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