hdparm --security-erase NULL /dev/sdx
The above Linux command tells the disk to wipe all of the data on the drive irrecoverably.
Googling, I find a few examples of people saying that ATASE has been implemented incorrectly in the past. However, has anyone ever actually rescued data from a drive where the ATASE process was completed and reported success?
I'm talking about a good ole electromechanical, magnetic HDD, not a solid state or hybrid drive. parently someone managed it on an SSD in 2011.