Talk:Securely wipe disk

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Average block size

Based on my intuition I agree with Nonix's statement in the Accuracy template, which is located at the top of the Overwrite the disk section. A common block size of 4096 bytes is equivalent to 4KB. ~ Filam (talk) 03:29, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Just fixed it!
(For the record only: The article suggested using blocksizes of 4MB!)
I was unsure about the capabilities of dumpe2fs, so i wrote a new accuracy-TP. It works on Filesystem-layer so i think it's not suitable for 512e. Besides it assumes a working filesystem directly written on the device. Feel free to remove the Template if you know better. :) --Nonix (talk) 10:55, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Logical emulation of block size

I removed Nonix's Accuracy template regarding logical emulation of block size since the article does not reference it. Therefore the accuracy of the article is not in question. However, it is a fair point of discussion. Nonix wrote:

Does dumpe2fs recognize 512e-discs? (4K physical sectors on the drive media with 512 byte logical emulation)

~ Filam (talk) 14:17, 21 September 2012 (UTC)