We're upgrading our system soon, entirely new head and shelves. We have some old DSMk2 FC shelves that I will need to get rid of. What's the most secure way for me to wipe the data that's on those a disks? We would likely have them destroyed anyway, but I would like to securely wipe them before they go out the door.
Search for the term "disk sanitization" on the library or support websites. This is a way of securely erasing all the data on a disk drive by overwriting each block. You can run it with various options depending on your requirements and these might be OS version dependant which is why I haven't inluded a specific link.
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