[rescue] VS80 DLT tape drive question

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Dec 14 13:08:46 CST 2007

On Friday 14 December 2007, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> 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. How does this work, or am I
> missing something?

Destroying it is the entire point.

A hundred new drives is often a lot cheaper than one critical piece of 
data fallen into the wrong hands...

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