Wipe a drive clean
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Mon Jun 23 20:40:38 UTC 2008
>> I'm having no luck finding hits for "wipe drive" or "zero drive" in
>> the mail list archives and I can't believe I'm the first to ask this
>> question but here it is anyway. How can I simply write 0's across a
>> USB thumb drive? I'd rather not install a port, if I can avoid it. I
>> was thinking that something like dd would work, but everything I've
>> tried thus far is not working. What suggestions does everyone have?
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk bs=1m
bs may be smaller but not the default 512 bytes. it's a block size. having
very small block will make the process slow
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