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Shred an complete disk, by overwritting its content 10 times

Terminal - Shred an complete disk, by overwritting its content 10 times
sudo shred -zn10 /dev/sda
2009-04-30 13:02:43
User: dcabanis
Functions: shred sudo
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Shred an complete disk, by overwritting its content 10 times

Shred can be used to shred a given partition or an complete disk. This should insure that not data is left on your disk

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http://16systems.com/zero.php

dd, once. that's all you need. seriously.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/

Comment by urpwnd 325 weeks and 1 day ago

That's not correct, -z adds a zero pass after the 10 normal passes of built-in data patterns (there are 25 total).

Which is good! urpwnd is right, 10 zero passes is barely better than one. To undo 10 zero passes would be the same as undoing one - subtract out the average data, which is completely uniform.

Comment by paulerickson 322 weeks and 3 days ago

This would've been done to destroy data

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<replace this disk you want to destroy>
Comment by Rabbit67890 303 weeks and 6 days ago

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