Joined: 25 Jun 2004
Location: South Bend, Indiana USA
|Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:35 am Post subject: DBAN -- Hard Drive Wipe Program
Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is free erasure software designed for consumer use. DBAN users should be aware of some product limitations, including:
No guarantee that data is removed
Limited hardware support (e.g. no RAID dismantling)
No customer support
DBAN is a self-contained boot disk that automatically deletes the contents of any hard disk that it can detect. This method can help prevent identity theft before recycling a computer. It is also a solution commonly used to remove viruses and spyware from Microsoft Windows installations. DBAN prevents all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis. It does not provide users with a proof of erasure, such as an audit-ready erasure report.
Professional data erasure tools are recommended for company and organizational users. For secure data erasure with audit-ready reporting, contact Blancco or download a free evaluation license.