A method, system, and computer-usable medium for implementing a hard disk drive data clear and purge. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a processor sends a predetermined data pattern to be written to a hard disk drive and issues a command for the hard disk drive to write the predetermined data pattern to an entire surface of the hard disk drive. The hard disk drive updates the entire surface with the predetermined data pattern and the processor verifies that the entire surface of the hard disk drive is updated with the predetermined data pattern.

Title
System and Method for Implementing Hard Disk Drive Data Clear and Purge
Application Number
11/459842
Publication Number
20080028141
Application Date
July 25, 2006
Publication Date
January 31, 2008
Inventor
Juan A Yanes
Tucson
AZ, US
Robert A Kubo
Tucson
AZ, US
Matthew J Kalos
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Dillon & Yudell
TX, US
IPC
G06F 12/00
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