1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wiping hard drives?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by trebor_88, May 15, 2010.

  1. trebor_88

    trebor_88 Byte Poster

    105
    2
    27
    Do you wipe hard drives before passing them onto a third party to be destroyed?

    Views on not doing it?
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCSA, MCITP:EDST, MCTS:7
    WIP: VMware VCP 5, MCSE and CCNA
  2. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

    341
    5
    39
    How trusted is the 3rd party?

    I would re image it with a build, if possible.
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+, ITIL V3 Foundation, MCDST, 70-270, 70-290
    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  3. JK2447

    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Top Poster
    of the Month

    5,896
    495
    268
    Depends on how far you want to go with it but if you are giving old PC's away I'd use something like DBAN before I handed it over.
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  4. SimonD
    Honorary Member

    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    3,481
    400
    199
    If it's going to be destroyed then simply just drill it? If it's going to be used again then either DBAN or Active KillDisk.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  5. JK2447

    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Top Poster
    of the Month

    5,896
    495
    268
    Maybe I'm a bit strange but I always enjoyed taking a hammer to a drive in the good old days ha ha
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  6. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    1,194
    41
    90
    Same here. It becomes a pain if you're rolling out 50+ new machines have to wipe old drives though. :D
     
    WIP: Uhmm... not sure
  7. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,292
    265
    329
    if the drive is being given to someone to use then I use killdisk if its going to be recycled then it's either a hammer job or see how many pieces it breaks into when repeatedly thrown against the skip :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  8. TommyTee

    TommyTee Byte Poster

    104
    2
    17
    In this scenerio the best method is... the melt. MELT em' up.
     
  9. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,161
    485
    374
    I don't pass my old drives on to a third party to be destroyed... I wipe them thoroughly, then if I'm getting rid of them, I destroy them myself.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!

Share This Page

Loading...