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Author:  BlueToast [ Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Updated dban

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/
Latest version is 2010-05-24 versus beta.2007042900 listed on http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Author:  Victor Chew [ Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Updated dban

Noted. Thanks!

Author:  ady [ Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Updated dban

Anyone knows the hardware requirements for the new DBAN version?

I don't mean which HDD it supports, but the needed hardware to run it.

The 1.0.7. version is named ...386... and the 2.2.6. is named ...586...

I can't test it myself :(

A side note FYI: for simple wiping, there are simple tools already included in UBCD. Almost every HDD manufacturer has a tool to test a HDD, and optionally to wipe it with zeroes. Most of those tools are already included in UBCD.

You need DBAN or MHDD or similar tools to wipe a HDD only in strict cases where you must "hyper securely" wipe your data.

In most cases, writing zeroes to your HDD should be enough, and, as I said before, the HDD manufacturers' tools already have this possibility.

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