On 28/01/2019 20:30, Robert Nichols wrote:
On 1/28/19 8:03 AM, Ian Malone wrote:
> I wouldn't recommend just doing /dev/zero if the CIA,
> or even a moderately funded newspaper might specifically be after your
I would be interested to know if you can name any data recovery service
that has ever demonstrated the ability to recover data from a reasonably
modern hard disk that has been overwritten once with zeros.
Wasn't there a prize years ago for any business that could demonstrate
the ability to read a drive that was write just once?
I had an issues years ago. I accidentally reformatted the wrong drive
but I could recover much data. It was not encrypted though.
Reformatting, doesn't erase any data.
As any raid user knows, rebuilding a raid with multi TB drives takes
ages. Why would we expect a random write to work much faster?