Disk Wiping Test: CBL Data Shredder v1.0 (DOS)

CBL Data Shredder CBL specialises in data recovery.  I liked the layout of the wipe screen.  Using the default options, CBL Data Shredder took 68 minutes to wipe our 120GB drive.

Version tested: CBL Data Shredder v1.0

Plus points:

  • it’s free.
  • it gives you the option, at the end of the process, to save a report.

Things I didn’t like:

  • nothing.  Program worked as advertised. 

Test notes:

  • Accepted the defaults, which was 1 pass.
  • Other wipe options are:
    Peter Gutmann’s
    Bruce Schneier’s
    3-pass US DoD 5220-22M 
    RCMP DSX Method
    German VSITR standard

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