View Full Version : SATA Erase For ALL Drives INvolved?

08-06-2007, 07:40 AM
I tried to use a block-overwriter program and I found a command line in my ATAs that is called "SecureErase"..and went with that after enabling it in a reflash of the BIOS to allow it.

(Modern BIOS will NOT allow SecureErase to be accessed as it is VERY DANGEROUS to the common user and might be accidentally fired up to utter destruction of EVERYTHING, therefor it requires the BIOS change to get to it at all.)

I had used a freeware block-overwriter called BOOT-N-NUKE (http://dban.sourceforge.net/) and it worked very well...or as far as I can see it does anyway.

OK..now since SecureErase only sees ATAs, and I had used some block-overwrite programs before (in DOS with the correct boot-DOS floppies) that only see the primary and secondary drives...how can one erase SATAs in multiple SATA arrangements?

I can't figure the FSEU (http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/Hughes/subpgset.htm) program out...it's Greek or Slobbovian at best and makes no sense at all.

08-06-2007, 10:30 AM
If you use a Linux live CD you can use the "shred" program to securely erase drives. Your drives will probably be called /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc. Just shred the whole drive and everything on it will be completely erased. Most live CDs will have shred already installed but you should check before downloading.