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Hp disk sanitizer, external edition
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HP Disk Sanitizer, External Edition
Providing permanent erasure of data on the hard drive for select HP Compaq dc
series business desktops
Executive Summary .............................................................................................................................. 2
Benefits .............................................................................................................................................. 2
Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 2
Instructions .......................................................................................................................................... 3
Erase Methods .................................................................................................................................... 4
Multiple Drives .................................................................................................................................... 4
RAID Configuration .......................................................................................................................... 5
Maximum Speed ................................................................................................................................. 5
Preventing Data Loss ............................................................................................................................ 5

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    HP Disk Sanitizer, External Edition Providing permanent erasure of data on the hard drive for select HP Compaq dc series business desktops Executive Summary ..........................2 Benefits .............................. 2 Overview ............................2 Instructions ............................3 Erase Methods ............................ 4 Multiple Drives ............................ 4 RAID Configuration ..........................
  • Page 2: Executive Summary

    Executive Summary Did you know deleted files aren’t really wiped clean from your hard drive? Simply deleting files from the hard drive is not a secure method to erase data. Anyone with a basic knowledge of data recovery can “undelete” them. To protect your business and comply with industry/governmental regulations, it is important that all data be effectively eliminated from the hard drive prior to recommissioning or retiring assets through recycling or returning equipment at the end of a lease period.
  • Page 3: Instructions

    Instructions This utility runs only on 2005 and later HP Compaq business desktop dc series systems. The software will validate the HP system, and will prompt you to enter a choice from the main menu (see Figure 1). Figure 1: Main Menu of HP Disk Sanitizer, External Edition Software ***************DiskSan*************** HP Disk Sanitizer, External Edition, Version 1.00...
  • Page 4: Erase Methods

    Erase Methods Each erase method follows basically the same formula which is described in more detail below (See Figure 4). Note: Estimated times are based on an 80GB hard drive. Figure 4: Write Patterns for HP Disk Sanitizer, External Edition Write Patterns for HP Disk Sanitizer, External Edition Pass Erase Cycles Estimated Time*...
  • Page 5: Raid Configuration

    IMPORTANT It is strongly suggested that drives that are not to be erased be disconnected from the PC before running HP Disk Sanitizer, External Edition. If this application is booted from a USB drive, the USB drive will be detected as hard drive 0x80. Use caution when choosing which drive to delete.
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