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Old 11-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #16
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OK, I'll try wipe on my next hard drive wiping in the future.
 
Old 11-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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This is how I erase/destroy hard drives. I do a dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdx on the drive one time. Then I remove the hard drive and disassemble it. I then destroy the pieces and platters as much as I could.
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Why not simply remove the platters from the hard drive, use c-clamps to hold the platters to a work bench, and use a belt sander on the platters? Lot easier than using dd command and then taking things apart anyway.
 
  


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