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James Bayliss-Smith
Erase and Zero Hard Drives - is this good practice?
on Feb 15, 2012 at 4:06:51 pm

Please see the last entry here

http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/8/915052#1153154


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Jon Schilling
Re: Erase and Zero Hard Drives - is this good practice?
on Feb 15, 2012 at 4:47:57 pm

James,

I've never done it & don't think it's necessary. I'm sure others will chime in....

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Andrew Richards
Re: Erase and Zero Hard Drives - is this good practice?
on Feb 16, 2012 at 3:39:20 pm

Zeroning is strictly a security measure. It doesn't improve the function of the drive or change how new data is re-written after a re-format. In the case of SSDs, zeroing is actually going to shorten the life of the drive since NAND storage is by its nature destructive when it writes blocks.

Best,
Andy


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