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From: raffi at flossyourmind.com (Raffi Jamgotchian)
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:48:06 -0400

Using a drill is much more fun.


On Apr 17, 2009, at 9:32 AM, Chris Merkel <cmerkel at gmail.com> wrote:

In my world, disks with sensitive data are either zapped in a  
or dropped into a shredder.  The customer doesn't allow overwriting  
any kind.

Unclass drives are just overwritten since there's really nothing on  
that is worth the national lab type of attack necessary to get any
residual bits off them.

Just for the sake of everyone on-list, it may be worth noting two
things about degaussing:

1. A strong magnet or a bulk tape eraser won't cut it for hard drives.
You're using a special-purpose degausser, probably a Garner model?

2. Degaussing also erases the control track information, which means
that you can't reuse the drive. It's like shredding without the sharp

- Chris Merkel
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