How to wipe a hard disk with DBAN

DoD Short Method

When the Autonuke mode starts, the enumerated devices are automatically sent the wipe command with the DoD Short Method. This is a triple-pass wipe taking sequences 1, 2, and 7 from the standard DoD 5220.22-M wipe.

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