Why one-pass data wiping is enough

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Why one-pass data wiping is enough

Post by Alt » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:08 pm

An excellent article explaining why only one data wiping pass is enough to completely and irrecoverably destroy data.
The Urban Legend of Multipass Hard Disk Overwrite.

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Re: Why one-pass data wiping is enough

Post by stardust » Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:06 pm

So I went overboard when I overwrote my 4-TB HDD 6 times before RMAing it recently? I wish I had read this first.

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Re: Why one-pass data wiping is enough

Post by maggy_mayday » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:06 am

A useful and well-referenced article but we are 8 years down the road now and I think it's correct to say that all recognised sec standards require > 1 pass

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Re: Why one-pass data wiping is enough

Post by Alt » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:17 am

maggy_mayday wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:06 am
A useful and well-referenced article but we are 8 years down the road now and I think it's correct to say that all recognised sec standards require > 1 pass
All wiping algorithms are irrelevant if you have an SSD storage device.

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