[clug] An old debate: Forensics study of cleaning old diskdrives sold on e-bay [SEC=PERSONAL]

Roppola, Antti - BRS Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Sun Mar 1 23:29:42 GMT 2009

Stephen wrote:

> Secondly, although modern hard drives have an in-built over-write with
random data command,
> there is no simple click here to erase everything button in any
operating system GUI or BIOS
> to access it. This is probably intentional in the proprietary world to
reduce support issues.

That is just too horrible to contemplate, I can just imagine responding
to the irate helpdesk call,

  "Yes Sir, by pressing that button we guarantee that your stuff is gone
forever. Including your product recovery partition."

For a savvy friend with business data concerns, I cut the drive in half
with a drop saw. I am told that a drill hole and a dose of Coca Cola is
eaiser and just as effective.



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