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Question: Do you need to be able to attest that the drives were wiped; i.e.
is there an audit/compliance requirement? If so, you need a tool that will
provide evidence/attestation.

When that in mind I'd say 4 - Other. Off the top of my head:

1. http://www.blancco.com/en/products/total-data-erasure/blancco-5/ is the
pro version of DBAN.
2. http://www.deadondemand.com/ is an appliance that does it. Probably not
cost-effective if this is a one-time deal.
3. Use a service that does certified erasure. Hardware recyclers usually
offer something.
4. Encrypt the drives then delete the decryption key (get reporting from
the encryption tool).

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Agreed that this will indeed write a pattern of something, and I think
with an IBM i storage space (*OPEN) that it would probably fill the
thing with binary zeros. Thing is for a proper erase you need to be able
to write a pattern and then a different pattern and then yet a different
pattern etc. So with the NWSSTG you get no choice and thus only can
write once.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 3/5/2014 7:16 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

I know it's not DOD but when you use CRTNWSSTG what does it write to
To me that seems like a fast easy non programming way to fill disk.

Rob Berendt

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