Originally Posted by bunjusnus
What tool is the best or most reliable for resetting my seagate 20gb harddrive model number:- ST320014A? Any ideas?
If you have a linux system running mount that ST320014A device, and make sure you correctly identify it, check first by this: $ fdisk -l then write down the device name.
Then issue this command:
dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/<your-st320014a-deviceID> count=3 <Enter>
dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdc count=3
(this will write zeros to the entire disk 3 times. you need to wait. you may repeat this if so desired)
The tools recommended above are good as well. It is a matter of taste.
Hope this helps.