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How to erase data from drives

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How to erase data from drives

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Post by zoon01 » 18 Jan 2017 17:51

Some users always ask how they easy can erase their data from their drives, but what if all tools fail :)

example 1: when nothing works!

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Maybe others have a few tips too :)
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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by b0ssman » 20 Jan 2017 15:37

at university we would put them into a furnace
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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by kenZ71 » 21 Jan 2017 04:40

I just stack up my old drives in a corner and think I'll mix them in with some cement at some point.

I've also thought about drop them in a bucket of water, leave for a few days, pull out for a few days & repeat a few times with the idea being to form rust throughout the internals.
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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by David Johnson » 17 Feb 2017 10:47

We erase our sensitive data with the help of data erasure software. As it is the best method to erase data permanently without any environment effect. The good part is, we can re-use our hard drive in future too

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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by mariad » 09 Mar 2017 13:13

This is how PC mag blog recommends to erase data from Drives: http://www.pcworld.com/article/261702/h ... drive.html

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Post by hailthemelody » 10 Mar 2017 05:02

Throwing into volcano also effective (heard from vanishing Hobbit, so not sure if their advise can be trusted)

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Post by mariad » 16 Mar 2017 08:33

Hahahahaha, that was a good one.

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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by samjohns123 » 04 Jul 2018 13:00

I think physical destruction of the hard drive is the best that you can do.

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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by ms49434 » 04 Jul 2018 13:15

I'm using hdparm to issue an enhanced secure erase command to the HDD / SDD. Working perfect with modern devices, it also erases protected areas which many tools don't do.
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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by raulfg3 » 04 Jul 2018 14:14

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4 - Omnius (revision 6195)+OBI on SUPERMICRO X8SIL-F 8GB of ECC RAM, 12x3TB disk in 3 vdev in RaidZ1 = 32TB Raw size only 22TB usable

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Re: How to erase data from drives

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Post by apollo567 » 04 Jul 2018 20:37

Well I use 4 Disks for a ZFS - Pool.
If I exchange the disks I do a full NTFS format of each disk and sell them via ebay to different buyers (given they still work). I thinks thats secure and efficient.
my NAS and its development until today: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=39&sid=039fed830cf ... 4d0abe4a04

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