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    Western Digital Drives

    WD drives come with a software program called Data Lifeguard Tools. One of the tools allows you to boot from floppy and do a low level format, which writes zeroes to the drive. My question is how effective is this? can I just use DBAN? or would using DBAN then the WD tool be better?
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    Clarification on erasing please...

    quote:Originally posted by admin Eraser will erase any drive it sees provided: 1. It is a FAT or NTFS partition. 2. There are no locked files. Garrett Thanks for replying Garrett, but like in my previous post I mentioned its 2 drives that were in a RAID-0 config with a NTFS...
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    Clarification on erasing please...

    I have been reading through some of the posts and Im confused on one issue. Say youre in Windows 2000 and you want to erase one file, you would right click it and select "erase" from the menu. It would erase (overwrite) all the file information (filenames, etc) for that one file with random data...
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    RAID disks

    quote:However, recovering entire files is not usually possible, since portions of them are probably stored on the other drive -- this depends on file size, stripe size and RAID implementation, of course. I see so say the strip size is 64K that means any file under 64K would be entirely...
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    RAID disks

    quote: Short answer: No. There is no fault tolerance in Raid-0, nor is there any way to tell where any portion of a file ended up on either drive. This is the downside of Raid-0: if you lose a drive, you lose all drives. The reason I bring this up is because the whole point of the Eraser...
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    RAID disks

    Hi, I had a 2 questions: 1. If you had a system with 2 drives configured in RAID-0 running Windows 2000 (NTFS), is it possible to recover ANY type of data if you only have 1 of the drives? Keep in mind NO data has been erased yet. 2. Using the above system again. What would be the best...
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