Re: Question on shredding a terebyte drive

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On 09/03/2009 07:34 AM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 13:32:32 -0700,
   "Dean S. Messing"<[email protected]>  wrote:
I have a terebyte sata drive that I need to securely wipe clean.  It
I've found over time that formatting with ext3 tends to remove most hidden partitions and data.
Formatting can be faster than trying to remove files.
with particularly troublesome drives I removed partitions with dos fdisk and created 1, formatted to dos 5 then did the same again with ext3.
The most troublesome took about 40 minutes to clean.
Is there a way to set up say 3 or 4 partitions of various sizes, format each to ext3 then remove the partitions and reformat.
Roger


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