[SATLUG] OT: Prep for safe equipment disposal

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Tue Oct 27 09:57:22 CDT 2015

On Oct 27, 2015, at 7:49 AM, Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Teach her how to wipe the hard drives... Don't forget the RAM chips, see below…

The hard drives are the easy part.

> Dr. Gutmann uses and recommends dban...
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/
> or you can get it on PartedMagic (commercial nowadays)

Tools like DBAN are fine for the regular part of rotating media, but they don’t help with the rest of the drive, and they don’t help at all with SSDs — especially those that use TRIM.

We need to find new tools.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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