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Darik's Boot and Nuke Vs Kill Disk?

by stardom744 / August 21, 2007 5:33 PM PDT

Which is better? I plan on using dban then afterwards, use killdisk to erase the harddrive then give to my sister.

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Never tried either but some of the disk mfgs offer DIAGs
by VAPCMD / August 22, 2007 1:17 PM PDT

which include overwrite utilities.

Personally I use WipeDrive 3.0...easy bootup off floppy and wipe away.

VAPCMD

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That depends...
by John.Wilkinson / August 22, 2007 2:23 PM PDT

I've encountered some with bad sectors KillDisk failed on but DBAN addressed, whereas a few couldn't run DBAN (hardware not supported at the time) that KillDisk had no problem with. Personally, I use DBAN most often, but KillDisk still tags along just in case. User's choice. Running both is just excessive, though.

John

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