I just found something recommended by Toshiba, called KILLDISK or maybe it was KILLDRIVE. You might give that a try. It will write zeroes to every bite on the drive if you want it to, including the MBR. Be very careful what you wish for....   :-)

----- Original Message ----
From: Ken Sallot <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 12:06:32 PM
Subject: Re: Hard Disk Sanitization

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Eric Lavigne wrote:

> > What are some tools to securely erase a hard disk?
> >
> Nong bends it with two pliers and a hammer... then sets it on fire.

I've found if you just use Deskstars the drives will scrub themselves

http://www.astro.ufl.edu/~ken/crash and

> I do a full reformat, then leave it in a closet for a decade or so
> until no one cares what was once stored on it.
> !DSPAM:45b3ad7b165951023418122!

Bored stiff? Loosen up...
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