I have an external ESATA drive I want to do more than zero, (I would rather clobber with random data, such as the U.S. Department of Defense disk wiping policy), that is free as in GNU/OSS.
Short hand requirements
- Windows only, x64 preferred but not required.
- No linux live-CD
- No virtual OS creation
Surely such software exists, or can exist but my google-foo could not locate it.
Perhaps Windows cannot actually do this? I would imagine it could with a non-system drive, at least.
This question is not an exact duplicate. The linked question (which I read fully before asking) says to use a linux utility. The linked question recommends two linux utilities, only, in the accepted answer! This question is specifically, clearly, and deliberately is asking for a windows only solution, which requires no linux or unix parts. So from my perspective, "exact duplicate" is provably inaccurate. What is the best way to appeal an improperly closed question?