NIST Classifications

Below is a list of possible NIST Classifications based on the different media types and overwrite methods. Although these results are from running the NIST pattern specifically, any wipe pattern can classify as NIST when a verify of +10% is performed after the last pass.

NVMe

  • Manual Overwrite (3 pass w/ verify): Clear
  • Enhanced Secure Erase: Purge
  • Sanitize Device Block Erase: Purge
  • Sanitize Device Crypto Scramble: Purge
  • Sanitize Device Overwrite: N/A
  • OPAL Crypto Scramble: Purge

SSD

  • Manual Overwrite (3 pass w/ verify): Clear
  • Enhanced Secure Erase: Clear
  • Sanitize Device Block Erase: Purge
  • Sanitize Device Crypto Scramble: Purge
  • Sanitize Device Overwrite: N/A
  • OPAL Crypto Scramble: Purge

HDD (Platter)

  • Manual Overwrite (3 pass w/ verify): Clear
  • Enhanced Secure Erase: Purge
  • Sanitize Device Block Erase: N/A
  • Sanitize Device Crypto Scramble: Purge
  • Sanitize Device Overwrite: Purge
  • OPAL Crypto Scramble: Purge

SSHD (Hybrid)

  • Manual Overwrite: Unknown
  • Enhanced Secure Erase: Unknown
  • Sanitize Device Block Erase: Unknown
  • Sanitize Device Crypto Scramble: Unknown
  • Sanitize Device Overwrite: Unknown
  • OPAL Crypto Scramble: Unknown
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