Software that wipes HD of data. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-11-2008, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 181
Default Software that wipes HD of data.

I had a teacher who had some sort of s/w on a floppy where he just put in the floppy in a PC and it would wipe the HD clean of all data. Is anyone familiar with this product? If so, what is it?
__________________

Celticsfan is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,508
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

You can burn these to CD's instead of using floppies: Killdisk, Gparted (partitioning tool as well), and DBAN are what I have and/or have suggested before. Killdisk and DBAN write zeros to the entire drive, so all data is gone completely (no recovery).
__________________

__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 181
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

The killdisk one, does it wipe HD instantly?
Celticsfan is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 07:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,508
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

None of them wipe a drive "instantly." It takes time depending on the size of the drive. I think on my 320GB drive, it took me an hour and a half to wipe it.
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 07:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 181
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

I know the proper way to dispose of a hdd is to have it "zeroed out" as you mention. I am just looking for something that will wipe out an OS and put on another one without waiting around.

Like I said my ex-prof had one that could do this and I was wondering if there was some s/w that could. And yes i know about fdisk before someones asks.
Celticsfan is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 07:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,508
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

Well there's quick format options...but those aren't really recommended. Can't say that I've heard of something that instantly "wipes" it out... Honestly don't know if that's possible.
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 07:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 181
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

thx...i appreciate your help.
Celticsfan is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 08:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

Use GParted. But from what i remember you said you couldnt get it working right. Have you used Version 0.3.3? That is the easiest version with a Windows box.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 09:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

we use dban at work. It writes 1's to the drive 7 times, then erases it.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 05-11-2008, 09:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Software that wipes HD of data.

DBan is great. But for speed i use Gparted as it is like a full format from within Windows. But for a really through format DBan is the best i have found.
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EA to use newest Securom in upcoming games Osiris PC Gaming 41 05-28-2008 06:28 PM
Software for data synchronization between XP/Vista PC's? LincolnX Microsoft Windows and Software 4 12-15-2007 02:07 PM
Need help in selecting data mining software anshu Programming 2 05-19-2007 07:18 AM
Free Data Recovery Software cooltech Microsoft Windows and Software 10 05-15-2007 06:55 PM
Data recovery software for windows vista? madcat75 Microsoft Windows and Software 1 05-06-2007 06:35 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.