dd is so slow on my SCSI disc

Danny MacMillan flowers at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 23 01:08:15 GMT 2005

Sebastian Pahlke wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to "clean" a disc before selling them:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0

You may want to consider using /dev/random instead of, or in combination
with, /dev/zero.  Zeroing out a disk isn't a significant barrier to
forensic analysis.

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