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 Post subject: DBAN replacement?
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:08 pm 
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A tower refused to run DBAN which apparently has not been updated for newer processors in years, and I already have the latest. I sort of solved it by moving hard drives into a tower that did run DBAN, but is there free or cheap software you'd recommend for serious erasure of hard drives where DBAN won't run and that's likely compatible with laptops?

I tried some older Linux distros compatible with my older hardware, commanding such as "dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/hda" (without quotation marks) but that didn't work, sometimes telling me even in root that access is denied even after I've set properties to give read/write permission to everyone and cold-rebooting; and nothing broke up my Win 95a partitions, the table still appearing on screen during boot if I let it, until I unleashed DBAN on it.


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 Post subject: Re: DBAN replacement?
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:22 pm 
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As a replacement for DBAN I recommend the free version of Active@ KillDisk: http://www.killdisk.com/

Let me know how it works for you, Scott.


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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/52 ... mmand.html


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 Post subject: Re: DBAN replacement?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:37 am 
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That works, but is not quite like DBAN. The major difference is that Active@ KillDisk has a Bootable Disk Creator that allows you to create bootable CD/DVD/USB media to run the program. For example you can create a bootable USB flash drive expressly for wiping. In addition it can wipe multiple drives simultaneously. Scott.


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