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Craig Ball has a review of a small tool called the WiebeTech Drive eRazer , which is a relatively small, easy to use, device that wipes a hard drive and overwrites it with zeroes. While there are better, and even free, tools available to accomplish the same result when you want to wipe a drive before giving it away, or other situations, most of them do require a bit more technical know-how than the typical home user has. The Drive eRazer, though, is pretty straightforward, even if it does have it’s own issues, as Craig points out.
Makes me wonder though, if there isn’t a market for something like this, that can simply take a hard drive, connect it to a small device, and wipe it, without the need for a full PC setup, or any disk wiping tools? Possibly. I could see it being pretty useful for someone who would need to wipe drives on a semi regular basis, without the expense of having a spare machine just for that purpose, especially a small business that is replacing drives as they go bad, or something similar? What do you think, would you recommend it to anyone you know?
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