Updating hard drive hdd
Software based solutions like DBAN, Paragon and Wipe Drive are typically much slower than hardware based solutions.
Hardware based disk wiping solutions are much faster and easier the software based solutions.
CFG 5.1 Free Updates 5.2 Contact Information 6.0 Advanced Features 6.1 Logging 6.2 PRNG Seeding 7.0 Legal 1.0 About Darik’s Boot and Nuke ——————————– Darik’s Boot and Nuke (“DBAN”) is a self-contained boot floppy 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 and cleaning.
They usually work with most systems and can be a little more difficult to figure out.
However, they are cheaper than hardware based solutions.
Most computers capable of booting from a USB device require that it report a removable media type, and that it be unpartitioned and smaller than two gigabytes (so that the BIOS can boot it like a floppy disk).
They are so fast that many business / enterprise level users use them before discarding computers.
But as a home user they are still affordable enough that at the lower end I could see buying one simply due to the ease of use.
In this review of DBAN I mention that it’s not the most user friendly product, but if you give it a couple stabs more often than not you’ll succeed. Commercial products often come with support where as open source, not so much. Darik’s boot and nuke is Free Software one can use to boot and nuke your HDD (hard drive).
But with so many open source and commercial software based solutions to erase your hard drive one might wonder what is the best and why?