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03-27-2010, 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by gravitate
can the previous information EVER be recovered? Even with the highest technology ever invented?
According to this Apple document:
About Disk Utility's secure erase options
The DoD (Department of Defense)...actually only requires a 3-pass erase:
"The 7-Pass Erase option conforms to the DoD 5220.22-M specification. This specification calls for three passes, but Disk Utility performs seven."
So a 35 pass erase (in addition to taking an ungodly amount of time to perform)...would way way exceed what the DoD requires!
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