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Questions tagged [dban]

Darik's Boot and Nuke, a program to securely erase a hard drive.

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Why does everybody recommend Dban over more fundamental methods?

When people ask on how to wipe a drive, it almost seems as if the default answer is DBAN and I am not really sure why. Especially when doing commands like dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda dd if=/dev/...