[rescue] VS80 DLT tape drive question

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Fri Dec 14 10:58:15 CST 2007

Ian asked:
> Hard drives?!?! How would a bulk eraser help with hard
> drives? All modern drives (AFAIK) have embedded servo
> tracks, and if you bulk erase it, you'll destroy it -
> it can't be reformatted.

   Exactly! We're *looking* to make them unusable. :7)

- Will
Will Enestvedt
UIS Database Team Lead & Unix System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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