Hard Disk Erasing for Unix

Sun workstations

  • Boot off of something other than the hard drive you want to erase.
  • Type “format” and press ENTER.
  • You will get a choice of devices, select the one you want to erase.
  • Type “analyze” and press ENTER.
  • Type “purge” and press ENTER.

Other Unix Workstations

Contact the hardware vendor for secure data removal options.

For additional help, contact the Help Desk at 515-4357 or help@ncsu.edu