Erasing drives like you have done in the past is old school.

Do yourself a favor, make all future hard drives you purchase SED drives (self encrypting drives) and you can just wipe the drive clean in milliseconds by destroying the crypto key on the drive. Software based encryption on the host is a dead technology in my opinion.

Go presentation on the topic here: http://snia.org/sites/default/files/Solid%20Security%20012412.pdf

For more info on the "crypto erase" they mention on the presentation read the section under "disk sanitization" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware-based_full_disk_encryption

-----Original Message-----
From: John McKee [mailto:jmmckee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 9:26 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Security and SSD

Has anybody seen this article, or anything more specific?

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/erasing-ssds-security-is-an-issue/#ftag=RSS56d97e7

John McKee
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