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Old 05-11-12, 11:03
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bet that would do it!
i checked a buddy who runs a mid-sized shop that does deal with sensitive data: he says he has a bulk tool that works with later drives, not older [no specifics... txt limit] and puts a wage guy on a drill press for the olders.

that unit is only $9500.... breakeven point at, say, 200 drives? and can do by hand if the lights go out... not bad at all.
those forensic guys though will tell you that any strip of magnetic media they find might just yield the clue

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I don't know, I just zero drives in systems that are going to be returned and I'm guessing resold as refurbished by the leasor. I don't really do that many drives, just every few months.
But I'd say if you want something done right, do it yourself.
But here is a secure "deletion" tool
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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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Gloozit, what did you think this CD was supposed to do? self destruct? teleport to the next PC? .
No, I am thinking of how much time is saved by doing this, this way.
So none of these PC's are hooked to any input devices? And all are already set to boot to CD/DVD first?
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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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