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Apr 26, 2012

Wipe Your Hard Drive DoD-Clean

You can reformat and overwrite that old hard drive as many times as you want before junking it—modern forensics software can still extract data from it. The Drive eRazer Ultra, however, can expunge your sensitive data to DoD specifications.

The Drive eRazer Ultra by Wiebetech is a standalone device for securely erasing hard drive data. It works natively with SATA and IDE/PAT drives, clearing them by overwriting every bit with a 0—there's simply nothing left to recover from the plate.

The process is relatively speedy, averaging about 7GB/min for newer drives. Its Secure Erase mode—one of many available, including user-generated programs—eliminates data left at the end of partly overwritten blocks, directories, partitions, and Host Protected Areas. And unlike, say a degaussing machine or a comically-large magnet, the drive remains usable afterwards. More here.

4 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This seems like a legitimately useful device to use for hard drives, thanks so much for sharing this buddy.

Jim said...

Awesome, I wonder why Hard Drives can't overwrite every one the bits with 0, strange.

R said...

Nice!

wizardOZZ said...

sounds interesting