Question on shredding a terebyte drive

Tony Nelson tonynelson at
Wed Sep 2 22:27:06 UTC 2009

On 09-09-02 17:39:24, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> The purpose of shred is to rewrite the data many times with random
> data, ince it is technically possibly to read "old" patterns from the 
> drive with the right (expensive and special) hardware.

Proof?  This /may/ have been true for drives of old, with their non-
overlapping data tracks.

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