Secure Erase and SAS Drives

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DNI

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I am using Parted Magic to wipe drives via Secure Erase or Nwipe and actually have two questions.

First, my preference is to use the Secure Erase, however, it is not enabling the SAS drives I'm wiping to be active and allow me to select them to be wiped by the SE program. It sees them and lists them when I choose the SE platform, but they are faint and not active to click on. How do I enable the SAS drives to be run in SE? The system is set up for SAS and I can wipe them using Nwipe, which leads me to my second question...

When using Nwipe, it works fine, except there is no listing or identifying drive serial numbers associated with drives being wiped and I must have this information for reporting, so how do I enable serial numbers to be listed in logs? In dban, serial numbers are part of display on drives, not seeing any serial numbers in Nwipe?

I am wiping multiple drives at a time using jbod arrays...

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Jeff
 
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I haven't used Nwipe, but from the screenshot images, it displays the device node. Since Nwipe is run from command line, you can use "hdparm -I [device_node] > wipedrive.log" in bash script before running Nwipe.
 

DNI

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Thanks, I will try that. Logs with serial numbers would be really helpful! Still working on getting these done via secure erase, making some progress with hdparm, any help accomplishing this would be appreciated
 
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