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How much wiping do you do? :)
From: prashant3535 at gmail.com (Prashant Mahajan)
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:13:53 +0530

I had wiped a drive using the DBAN tool and one wipe with 0 (zero). After
this i used the Media Tools app to try and see if it can get hold of any of
my data. The Media Tools which costs $499 couldnt even recover the file
names let alone any data.

I had also heard of some contest where they had wiped the drive using dd
with 0 (zero) and had kept a prize of $10k. I havent heard of anyone who
claimed it. Though the prize money might be an issue for it, but unless you
are really paranoid about your data, i think single wipe should be enough.

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:05 PM, Matt Hillman <cybereagle at gmail.com> wrote:

Nice idea tim, but the problem is you'd need some pretty specialist
equipment to have any chance of seeing things past 1 wipe. I mean, the drive
sends you a 0 its a 0 unless you can get down with your bas science self and
find out what the drive doesnt even know.

Maybe this is a thing to get bret and ovie in on...


On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Tim Krabec <tkrabec at gmail.com> wrote:

Let's do a test, and end speculation.  Let's get a few "junk" drives, have
a few people wipe them, using some paranoid/non paranoid techniques,

then send the drives to some one else who will put on a few specific
files, a few word & excel docs, photos, a fake quickbooks files, some OS
files, what ever, wipe the drives using a series of techniques 1 with the
single pass, one with a multi over write, etc

then send the drive to people like me, or other volunteers who will then
try to recover the data, I'd recommend using different software.  Then we'll
post the results.

Something just does not feel right about a single over write.

--
Tim Krabec
Kracomp
772-597-2349
smbminute.com
kracomp.blogspot.com
www.kracomp.com

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With Regards,

Prashant

Pain is the price you pay for resisting life.
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