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[[!meta date="2013-06-21 11:23:00"]]
[[!meta title="Erasing HDDs with shred rather than using DBAN"]]
[[!tag  imported_PyBlosxom tech hardware]]

[How-to: Erase Old Hard Disks |
engadget](http://www.engadget.com/2005/03/15/how-to-erase-old-hard-disks/)

Replacing both my HDDs this week. I don't think it's worth the time to
erase my encrypted partitions but I wanted to erase my unencrypted
Windows partitions, and it's great to know that `shred` can target
individual partitions.