2009/9/2 Frank Murphy (Frankly3D) <frankly3d(a)gmail.com>:
On 02/09/09 21:32, Dean S. Messing wrote:
> I have a terebyte sata drive that I need to securely wipe clean. It
> originally had 2 partitions. I deleted them using `fdisk', rebooted,
> and then as root ran
> shred -vz /dev/sdd
Angle-Grinder or Belt-Sander on the platters.
Works every time.
Too slow and few opportunities for parallelisation.
Now, a .50 cal - that's a "secure" erase, and it scales to 17 erase
operations in parallel: