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Re: Erasing a hard disk easily
From: "Aditya, ALD [ Aditya Lalit Deshmukh ]" <aditya.deshmukh () online gateway technolabs net>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 07:53:30 +0530

I'm guessing that drilling a hole in the case, pouring in some sand and firing up the disk would probably do a good 
job of rendering the data non-readable too  ;>

since the original poster only wanted to clean up the harddisk for donations so that no one can read the disks I think 
the Linux approach is the best one 

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hd? ; dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hd?

use this for 5 times and it is out of the reach for most of the geeks, as for the nsa they wont waste their time on 
harddisks like these, they have better work to do like going after suspected terrorists and keeping a watch on foreign 


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