On 1/26/19 9:50 AM, Beartooth wrote:
On Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:45:25 -0800, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> I'm using shred on some 2Tb USB disk drive that I plan to give away.
> So far it has taken 8 hours to shred 50% of the drive, which implies
> that it will take about 16 hours to shred the whole drive. I have
> another 2 drives to go.
> Is there a quicker way to protect my data when I give the drives away,
> other than smashing the drives to bits?
I notice that no one even mentioned DBAN. Is it just not fast, or
there some other consideration?
DBAN is a serious wiping tool. It takes a long time since it uses
multiple passes with different data patterns.