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The worst thing I hate about using software to securely erase hard drives is it takes too long especially when you need to do multiple passes.
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.
Last edited by penguinator; 11-18-2012 at 03:21 PM.
I was thinking of upgrading to SSD drives in the future. Having a hard drive in today's world is like using a record player. it's old technology. However, after looking at these SSD drives, the prices are too high for so little storage.
Sooo, I will be stuck with my so called record player for a while.
Maybe I'll try the magnet trick in the future or add it to my current way of destroying platters i.e drilling holes into the platters
Last edited by penguinator; 11-19-2012 at 12:56 PM.
A BFH should work equally well with SSD's or HDD's if the proper technique is judiciously applied. Not as eloquent as sundialsvcs's suggestion (I like how you think...) but you shouldn't need a sunblock with a SPF 37,000,000,000 either. Perhaps the ABL now that it's not being used...