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  1. The conclusion based on this would be: - Why one of the erasing options is exposed as being secure (for sensitive data) as it would give the user wrong expectations. - If the secure full erasing should be still enhanced as solving the issues mentioned in the startpost might still make things better.
  2. This is probably less secure than overwriting-only the disc as several fragments are going likely to be big enough to make a forensically extraction possible. In that case I would overwrite the disc first and then destroy it to be more secure. However, this will be more reliable as more secure the overwriting is being performed of course.
  3. Years ago (and retested with the current version of CDBurnerXP) I noticed that using the secure erase option on specific burner/media combinations makes the data track on the disc only a tiny bit more transparent (the last sample is an unformatted DVD-RW). Since the data track is still very good visible I'm wondering if and how reliable data could be recovered especially with better equipment from advanced forensic institutions. On talking about this with another developer of burning software he told me he uses for his application the BLANK command (code A1h) to blank the disc. But
  4. Interestingly my optical drive/Windows XP doesn't seem to have problems anymore with these discs and CDBurnerXP doesn't crash due to this. The event logs were already cleared before but if I'm encountering this problem again I will update this thread with the informations of the event viewer.
  5. With bad luck I got DVD-RW that my optical drive doesn't like. Trying to write anything on it will result in a scsi error. I wanted also to try to burn something with CDBurnerXP on it but because my optical drive doesn't like the media CDBurnerXP got a busy message from Windows after a few seconds (shown in the screenshot). After clicking on OK a few seconds later CDBurnerXP crashed with this information (It seems not to be possible to copy the detailed informations with Windows XP): EventType : clr20r3 P1 : cdbxpp.exe P2 : P3 : 52328ee7 P4 : cdbxpp P5 :
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