Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hard Disk Wipe - for permanent volume data destruction

Windows application


Disk Wipe

Uses several advanced shredding algorithms (Dod 5220-22.M, US Army, Peter Guttman) to securely wipe data.


Live CD – Boot up the machine and Wipe the Hard disk


Darik's Boot and Nuke 2.0.0 (DBAN)

The program is designed to securely erase a hard disk until data is permanently removed and no longer recoverable, which is achieved by overwriting the data with random numbers generated by Mersenne twister or ISAAC (a PRNG). The Gutmann method is included with DBAN.


DBAN can be booted from a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive and it is based on Linux. It supports IDE, SCSI and SATA hard drives. DBAN can be configured to automatically wipe every hard disk that it sees on a system, making it very useful for unattended data destruction scenarios. DBAN exists for Intel x86 and PowerPC systems.


DBAN, like other methods of data destruction, is suitable for use prior to computer recycling for personal or commercial situations, such as donating or selling a computer.

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