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post #11 of 15
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Do you just use the standard DOD?
Elaborate....? DOD?
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I tend to use Eurosoft's zero data utility, you have the option of wiping it to the standards of the US MOD, and i usually do 6-8 passes just to make sure that the drive is properly wiped.

And by the way i low level initialize dieing HDD's all the time, they ususally work for another 2-3 years after this. Yes and even the newer drives WILL low level if you know how to.
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post #13 of 15
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I tend to use Eurosoft's zero data utility, you have the option of wiping it to the standards of the US MOD, and i usually do 6-8 passes just to make sure that the drive is properly wiped.

And by the way i low level initialize dieing HDD's all the time, they ususally work for another 2-3 years after this. Yes and even the newer drives WILL low level if you know how to.
Do tell! And why 6-8 passes? 2 passes is more than enough.
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Elaborate....? DOD?
US DoD 5220.22-M
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post #15 of 15
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And by the way i low level initialize dieing HDD's all the time, they ususally work for another 2-3 years after this. Yes and even the newer drives WILL low level if you know how to.
Unless you can provide legitimate proof of that, what you claim is meaningless. You can not low level format current hard drives, and haven't been able to do so for years. And if you could find a way to do so, you would essentially destroy the drive. Anyone who knows anything about hard drives knows that.
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