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As title says... I'm looking for a good program for security erasing drives. (completely wiping them).

I think another common name is a zero format...?
Like when the software writes 0s over everything then writes random patterns a few times over the entire drive. Apparently even the CIA cannot recover it once it's been through good security erasing programs. (so they claim)

Anyways, yeah. Looking for a FREEEEE program to do this.
Thanks!
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DBan, otherwise known as Darick's Boot & Nuke.
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Any important difference between DBan and KillDisk? Which is better? lol
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post #7 of 15
Not really seeing what dban does exactly on their website, but killdisk(free version) deletes everything and then writes a 1 to every single bit on the hard drive.
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post #8 of 15
they both function the same way, wipe and then overwrite...with some options as to how many times etc
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post #9 of 15
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alright well thanks everyone! Gonna go try them out! +rep peoples.
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post #10 of 15
A little late here with my two cents but not discounting Dban i have used KillDisk on many occasions because of its simplicity and effectiveness. Knowing without a doubt that the hdd i just sold to a stranger will never be able to access any of my info.

Sidenote: Correct me if i'm wrong though, I always thought that ONLY the PAID version wrote (1) ones and the FREE version wrote (0) zeros.
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