Secure deletion of files in a directory

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder avbidder at
Wed Jun 16 09:49:44 CEST 2004

On Tuesday 15 June 2004 20.08, Albert wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 15. Juni 2004 19:05 schrieb Kyle Hasselbacher:

> > dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hdX
> > dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdX
> That deletes the smart-info too, which means you have problems to
> prove the errors.


SMART doesn't store its info in the user accessible part of the disk, 
afaik. Only a IDE low-level format might erase the SMART information.

Of course, writing to the damaged area may cause the error go away 
because the sectors are remapped, but doesn't SMART have an error log, 
so that the tech can still see that there were problems?

-- vbi

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