Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
p0tter

Massive HD Wiping (15,000). Suggestions?

Recommended Posts

I work for a company that recycles e-scrap. We are in the process of getting a contract for 15,000 DVR's w/ 80GB (still under warranty) IDE Drives.

 

The customer requests that the drives be wiped (formatted) before they are remarketed.

 

Anyone w/ experience or ideas for wiping multiple drives at once?

 

I am open to suggestions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

last time I did it I just hooked as many hard drives I could to rigs and used Dban... I had 4 rigs running with 4 ide slots so that was 8 drives each rig...but 15,000 drives will take you a while...

 

I guess you forsale will be full of goodies eh'?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

.: Multiple Media Support: Supports P-ATA and S-ATA hard disk drives. Notebook drives and ATA compatible Flash devices are supported using ICS proprietary adapters.

 

The drives are to be sold, so no magnet.

 

 

 

@ Dr bowtie

Its for the company and I hate IDE :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah but $2.5K to wipe 9 drives. I'd go with the 2 or 3 PC's as an option,

as you can test the drives after the format while still in a PC

But then again if its just a matter of wiping them quick then the wipe master thing would be the way as long as your not footing the bill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The customer requests that the drives be wiped (formatted) before they are remarketed.

 

You can "fast format" in 10 secs but that is only clearing the MBR and not realy "wipeing" the drive of info.

 

Look on Newegg and for $19 you will find an adaptor that plugs into PATA/SATA and notebook drives with the other end a USB connector.

You should be able to crank out 1 drive every 60 secs or so as they will be setting on the workbench.

 

With a handful of these adaptors and 1 helper you might hit 120+ per hour and would be about 250 man hours...but you would really have to hustle and this does not take into account getting them in/out of the DVR.

 

Let us all know how this turns out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it really worth the effort to wipe the drives?

 

How much are the re-man units going to sell for?

 

40GB for a DVR is really quite small these days.

 

A local hardware recycler took a contract like that. After wasting time on the first 100 boxes they simply shredded the rest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might be on to something Ex....

 

You wouldnt be able to turn them at a good price...

 

I always try to pick up used drives myself but for around $20-$30 and I dont think you could R&R them and make money doing it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
degauss it?

 

You would still have to disassemble the box to remove the drive to run a degauss on it. That's where the labor time eats any margin in resale.

 

Plus, how much can you get for a box with no OS on it?!?!

 

I see a shredder in its future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...