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    I may need to do a secure wipe of several HDDs. Any suggestions of free but effective software to get this done?
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    DBAN is usually my tool of choice as I am old school.

    There are quite a few newer tools if you are Windows person. You can check the list below

    https://www.lifewire.com/free-data-d...ograms-2626174

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    DBAN is a great solution as a open source software that support Gutmann and US DoD methods of wiping.

    If for some reason DBAN doesn't work, u can try the free version of Active@ Killdisk.
    Free version only does erasing with one-pass zeroes, support up to 2 disk wiping (parallel Wipe) at a time and also have a bootable option like DBAN.
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    Thanks for the responses. I looked into the options and will try NWIPE which is a fork of DBAN. Let's see how it works out.
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    I have a license for Hard Disk Sentinel. It has a number of different wipe options available. DBAN would be the next option for me.
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