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    Erasing off a raid drive ?

    I have a netgear nas with a simple x2 disk mirror raid. If I erase a file using a secure delete program will this delete/erase the data on both drives? or just the one where I can 'see' the file ?

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    Re: Erasing off a raid drive ?

    Yes, RAID 1 maintains a byte for byte copy of the disk on both disks.
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    Re: Erasing off a raid drive ?

    so for example i want to delete photo.jpg and it will erase it 8 times overwrite it will do this on both drives completely wiping the file from being recovered on either

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    Re: Erasing off a raid drive ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5cupa View Post
    so for example i want to delete photo.jpg and it will erase it 8 times overwrite it will do this on both drives completely wiping the file from being recovered on either
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    The RAID controller deals with all this - the OS is never aware of what's happening behind the scenes.
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    Re: Erasing off a raid drive ?

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    the OS is never aware of what's happening behind the scenes.
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