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Does the destruction of sensitive information limit the choice of hard drives to non-flash based devices?

Working with a non-profit organization,it's common to reuse hard drives that have previously stored highly sensitive information such as medical and financial records. This is primarily driven by cost-...
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How can you prevent flashing of malicious firmware for USB (or SATA) hard drives?

I am assuming no physical access. Some devices have signed firmware so this makes it a bit harder though not impossible. Is there anything an end user can do to make it harder for an attacker? Maybe ...
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Enabling TCG Opal 2.0 on Opal capable SATA 3 drive

How would I go about enabling Opal 2.0 on an opal-capable hard drive? I have Windows 10 and from what I know I need to install shadow MBR (How to enable OPAL SSD encryption on Windows without ...
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How hard is it to break an 8 digit pin of AES 256 encrypted external sata enclosure?

I am looking at external sata enclosures for 2.5" drives, there are some with keypad on them and protect the data with pin that is usually limited to around 8 digits. Drive is protected with AES 256 ...
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Is eSATA as big a security risk as USB on Windows 7+?

My current understanding is that USB mass storage devices represent a major potential security and virus risk on Windows due to various forms of auto-execution. Does the same apply to eSATA? I mean, ...
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Why aren't hardware R/W switches used to defend hard drives?

ISTR back in the early days of (build your own) PCs having an old 486 PC with two hard drives, and hacking the "Turbo" switch on the front panel (remember those?) to be a read-protect switch for ...