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How much wiping do you do? :)
From: nbaronian at gmail.com (Nick Baronian)
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:14:05 -0400


Here is a good write up on it -

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 9:34 PM, Adrian Crenshaw <irongeek at irongeek.com>wrote:

I sent a simular question to Scott Moulton, but I figured I'd ask in this
gorup as well. I always wondered if wiping with more than just all zeros was
necessary, then I saw this:

and this

So, is it totally useless to wipe a drive more that once? What would it
take to get the data off of a drive wiped once with all zeros?

Also as a side note, Scott sent me a link to this tool awhile back that
uses some on board stuff of modern drives to wipe even sectors marked as bad
by the internal drive logic:


One more side note: Anyone know how I can wipe my slack space with an
arbitrary set of bits? I though it would be funny to but the lemonparty jpg
all over my slack space for investigators to find :)

Thanks much,

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