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") 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.