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Wiping hard drives?

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

  1. trebor_88

    trebor_88 Byte Poster

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

    Views on not doing it?
     
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  2. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

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    How trusted is the 3rd party?

    I would re image it with a build, if possible.
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    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.
     
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  4. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    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.
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Maybe I'm a bit strange but I always enjoyed taking a hammer to a drive in the good old days ha ha
     
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  6. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Same here. It becomes a pain if you're rolling out 50+ new machines have to wipe old drives though. :D
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    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
     
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  8. TommyTee

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    In this scenerio the best method is... the melt. MELT em' up.
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    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.
     
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