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What is Secure Erase?

Secure Erase is a firmware erasure method built into some drives. When available, a command is sent to the firmware of the drive, and the firmware quickly overwrites every sector with a 1 or 0. Since it is an internal process, it is a very quick process. WipeDrive has the ability to determine if the drive can do Secur…

NIST Classifications

'Purge' is defined by NIST as: “Purge applies physical or logical techniques that render Target Data recovery infeasible using state of the art laboratory techniques” (pg. 9 of “NIST Special Publication 800-88 Revision 1--Guidelines for Media Sanitization”). 'Clear' is defined by NIST as: “Clear applies logical techn…

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