Monday, January 21, 2008

Darik's Boot and Nuke

A quick post on, Darik's Boot and Nuke, AKA DBAN for short. I had the pleasure to use this program last week, and i felt very confident with it. It it has the power to fill your hard drive with random data, or do a zero fill, also know as low level format. There are several option on how you want your hard drive wiped clean, depending on how good of a job you want. First there is two types of pseudo random generators. Then there are 6 different wipe methods. Even one that applies to the Department of Defence standards. This program is great since it makes several pass to make sure the data is wiped. Do a clean wipe and zero fill is great, it can help remove stuck bytes that no longer want to flip. After using this program, i will always use it before a clean install of a OS.

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