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  • sueio
    Another way to do it is to write junk files until the linkstation is full then do a format. Repeat a few times..... ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 27, 2006
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      Another way to do it is to write 'junk files' until the linkstation is
      full then do a format. Repeat a few times.....

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "musikgoat"
      <musikgoat@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "sueio" <paul@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Is there a way to completely erase a disk in a stock linkstation so
      > > sensitive data can never be retrieved?
      >
      > You've answered your own question below.
      >
      >
      > > I image one way is to remove the disk drive and do a low-level format
      > > via a PC; however, I would like to be able to do the erase without
      > > removing the hard drive.
      >
      > Unfortunately, that will be the only way to securely erase your data.
      > The stock unit doesn't come with any better formatting abilities.
      >
      > There are some pictures available that show you where the screws are
      > located on the Linkstation.
      >
      http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jstewart228368/linkstation/Disassembly.html
      >
      > Keep in mind, if you plan on using the device, you only want to
      > format partition hda3, You will notice when you mount it to your PC
      > that there will be 4 sections, the third being the largest. Only
      > format that partition. The other partitions are for the OS of the
      > linkstation to run.
      >
      > Good Luck
      >
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