Low Level Format

From: Marvin Johnston <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Wed Aug 20 22:55:01 2003

TRASH3_at_splab.cas.neu.edu wrote:
> a format /U/V then that will pretty much clean out everything. I have
> heard from some sources that nothing is ever completely gone and No Such
> Agency can actually pull data off a drive that was erased and reformatted.
> I have a hard time believing that one.

I can believe that the data can still be recovered, but I would guess
that it would take some pretty specialized equipment to measure the
magnetic field accurately enough to recover data from a formatted disk.
I would guess that the hysterisis in writing to the disk would leave
some tell tale signs of the data that was erased.
Received on Wed Aug 20 2003 - 22:55:01 BST

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