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  • Started 8 years ago by mstrdeath1
  • Latest reply from ScottW
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Hea I jjsut made me a CD I love it so far all is working great. The question I wish to ask is - i was wanting to use Disk wipe but I was asked if the Program is DOD accept for the way it can wipe a drive and all.

Thank you for your help


Posted 8 years ago
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Are you talking about wiping a hard drive or a CD?

Posted 8 years ago
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I don't understand the question, either, but it's worth mentioning here that even the US Military no longer uses the old D.O.D. specification for data overwriting. Currently, deguassing or destruction are the only approved methods of data sanitization. You can read more on Wikipedia:

I think the upshot is that a multi-pass erase, such as the D.O.D. spec, is overkill for the home user yet not good enough for national security. If you are worried that someone will dismantle your old hard disk and use an electron microscope to recover the data, you probably have a foil hat on right now. Folks who have nothing but time can use the 35-pass Gutmann Method to erase their data.

Posted 8 years ago

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