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Using dd to fill/wipe your disk

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda dd if=dev/urandom of=/dev/hda dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/hda Using /dev/zero is a load quicker, but not as thorough. /dev/urandom takes longer but is more thorough and doesn’t require you to be doing anything on the machine to help create … Continue reading

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