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Old 05-13-12, 12:26
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Default Re: Need UNATTENDED secure-delete of HDD

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foo you may know the answer to this: in a larger production shop, when a bunch of desktops are decommissioned is it typical to simply vector all that to a sub for "securely deleting" the data, or inhouse? and I would imagine in LEO and Medical, at least, the rules are peculiar to the trade.... certainly it is in high security i.e. pentagon, cia, et al.

I know of no reliable "bulk" method of securing hard drives, unless it would be vaporizing them in a plasma oven
I believe another method used by companies who deal solely in data destruction is an industrial shredder:

And, as a moderator, I would like to thank the community for being cautious. Security is everyone's business
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Old 05-13-12, 14:02
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Default Re: Need UNATTENDED secure-delete of HDD

Most 'modern' PCs are set to boot CD first since floppies are not as popular as they once were. If they aren't I usually have to set them to since I have to use a ghost boot cd or Bart PE (w/ ghost) to load the initial images in my environment.

I have a server with 6 drives going back soon and I'll post if it does all drives at once, we know it will do a single.
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