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Old 02-22-2005, 03:40 AM   #21
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Default Re: Can government recover erased HDD data?

Originally Posted by root
a format will only rease the first bit of each sector...

to truely erase a disk you have to do what is called scrubbing, (where every bit is written and re-written)...

even then some reminance of the residue will be left and is readable (to specialist labs)

five pass scrubbing is the standard for saying that the disk is unreadable.
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