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Department Of Defense Standard Data Erasure

The Department of Defense (DoD) hard disk wipe standard requires the data to be destroyed is rewritten multiple times to ensure proper data protection.

The DoD data wipe process will guard privacy by offering these features...

Erases data from your HDD permanently and rewrites the data so that no data recovery program can piece it back together.

Has the same role as a paper shredder, ensuring proper information discarding.

Ensures all your private information, such as credit card numbers or passwords and emails, is irrecoverable once deleted.

The U.S. Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard for disk-sanitization is the most rigorous data wipe procedure you will encounter.

This wiping standard requires seven passes, with each pass formed of 3 different data wipes... the hard drive is rewritten and covered with random patterns. With each wipe, the deleted data becomes harder to piece back together.

At Computers for Charity we use the DBAN to perform the DOD SHORT (three passes) method of data erasure on all donated computer hard disks and orther storage media to ensure your privacy. At your request we can use DBAN to perform more extensive data destruction methods. we can also physically detroy the hard disk, or remove it and send it with you. The most Impiortant thing is that we get the computer donation, regardless of the storage media which our technicians can easilly replace!

Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)

Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

  • The program is designed to securely erase a hard disk until data is permanently removed and no longer recoverable, which is achieved by overwriting the data with pseudorandom numbers generated by Mersenne twister or ISAAC. The Gutmann method, Quick Erase, DoD Short (3 passes), and DOD 5220.22-M (7 passes) are also included as options to handle Data remanence.
  • DBAN can be booted from a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive and it is based on Linux. It supports PATA (IDE), SCSI and SATA hard drives. DBAN can be configured to automatically wipe every hard disk that it sees on a system, making it very useful for unattended data destruction scenarios. DBAN exists for x86 and PowerPC systems.
  • DBAN, like other methods of data erasure, is suitable for use prior to computer recycling for personal or commercial situations, such as donating or selling a computer.[3]
    The DBAN project is partially funded and supported by GEEP, an electronics and e-waste recycling company.
  • DBAN is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and spyware. DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.
  • DBAN is a free software product that can be used at home or in a business at zero cost. The only official place to obtain DBAN is by download at THIS web site. We do not sell DBAN media.


The Department of Defense (DoD) hard disk wipe standard requires the 

data to be destroyed is rewritten multiple times to ensure proper data 

protection.

The DoD data wipe process will guard privacy by offering these 

features...

Erases data from your HDD permanently
Rewrites the data so that no data recovery program can piece it back 

together
Has the same role as a paper shredder, ensuring proper information 

discarding
Ensures all your private information, such as credit card numbers or 

passwords and emails, is irrecoverable once deleted

The U.S. Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard for disk-sanitization 

is the most rigorous data wipe procedure you will encounter.

This wiping standard requires seven passes, with each pass formed of 3 

different data wipes... the hard drive is rewritten and covered with 

random patterns. With each wipe, the deleted data becomes harder to 

piece back together.

We may not need to be concerned with such high levels of data wiping 

for information that isn't confidential. But with information that is, 

such as business, financial and personal information, it should be 

safely discarded by using the DoD standard.


The Department of Defense (DoD) hard disk wipe standard requires the 

data to be destroyed is rewritten multiple times to ensure proper data 

protection.

The DoD data wipe process will guard privacy by offering these 

features...

Erases data from your HDD permanently
Rewrites the data so that no data recovery program can piece it back 

together
Has the same role as a paper shredder, ensuring proper information 

discarding
Ensures all your private information, such as credit card numbers or 

passwords and emails, is irrecoverable once deleted

The U.S. Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard for disk-sanitization 

is the most rigorous data wipe procedure you will encounter.

This wiping standard requires seven passes, with each pass formed of 3 

different data wipes... the hard drive is rewritten and covered with 

random patterns. With each wipe, the deleted data becomes harder to 

piece back together.

We may not need to be concerned with such high levels of data wiping 

for information that isn't confidential. But with information that is, 

such as business, financial and personal information, it should be 

safely discarded by using the DoD standard.
Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

DBAN is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and spyware. DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.

DBAN is a free software product that can be used at home or in a business at zero cost. The only official place to obtain DBAN is by download at this web site. We do not sell DBAN med

 

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