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data from random drive from a RAID 5 set

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheDroid, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. TheDroid

    TheDroid Thread Starter

    Oct 15, 2006
    This is a long winded question so bear with me...I had 2 disks out of 16 disk RAID5 fail at the same time. I know my data is for all intensive purposes gone. I have gotten two new drives from the vendor and the vendor wants the old (failed) drives back. Normally, our company's policy is that any hard drive leaving the building should be wiped before shipped back to a vendor. I tried to wipe these drives but I can't even access them to wipe the data. My question is, if somehow these 2 (and only these 2) drives are stolen, would there be any way for anyone to get any data off of these drives? My initial answer is no, but in order for me not to have to buy the drives from the vendor I will need some sort of documentation stating that there is no usable data on those drives (without the rest of the RAID set). Am I right, and how can I prove it?
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