Getting an ibm as/400

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Wed Apr 13 10:13:07 CDT 2016

> On Apr 13, 2016, at 10:30 AM, devin davison <lyokoboy0 at> wrote:
> I called in again yesterday night, still not ready to pick up though. The
> guy assured me the drives were being wiped not removed, which is good.

You should check what "wiped" means.  If they mean "degauss" as in running the drives over a magnetic media bulk erase machine, that's equivalent to destroying them because it wipes not just the data but also the formatting.  If by "wipe" they mean simply "write zeroes or equivalent over all sectors of the drives" then things are ok.


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