[CentOS] OT: hardware: sanitizing a dead SSD?

Wed May 9 15:35:21 UTC 2018
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

James Szinger wrote:
> Disclaimer: My $dayjob is with a government contractor, but I am speaking
> as  private citizen.
> Talk to your organization's computer security people.  They will have a
> standard procedure for getting rid of dead disks.  We on the internet
> can't > know what they are.  I'm betting it involves some degree of
> Around here, I give the disks to my local computer support who in turn
> give them the institutional disk destruction team.  I also zero-fill the
> if possible, but that's not an official requirement.  The disk remains
> sensitive until the process is complete.
Federal contractor here, too. (I'm the OP). For disks that work, shred or
DBAN is what we use. For dead disks, we do the paperwork, and get them
deGaussed. SSD's are a brand new issue. We haven't had to deal with them
yet, but it's surely coming, so we might as well figure it out now.