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    SubjectRe: Does the linux kernel contain support for ATA Security feature set?
    On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 06:49:59PM -0500, Robert Nicholson wrote:
    > So, I've got an X-25M that I want to securely erase and it turns out
    > on a Mac I'm not going to be able to issue the command because it
    > doesn't support legacy IDE mode from what I understand. So the idea of
    > a any boot CD that I could boot and run a program that can issue a
    > SECURE_ERASE (SE) to the drive is only applicable to PC's.

    Why is the lack of legacy IDE an issue? hdparm works fine with SATA
    Matthew Garrett |

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