I am looking for software/script/whatever that can completely destroy data on hard drive. By destroy I mean beyond recovery(even with special software). Is there any way to do this? Thanks.
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Would this be something you'd be looking for?
If you want to make shred do more distortion-application, then bring up shred's help:
DBAN http://www.dban.org/ is commonly used for that purpose, it is an iso image which you burn to a CD (or other media), boot, and write random data over the disk multiple times (depending on settings).
Somewhat similar to something like
Though I presume DBAN might have more options and a nicer interface
The tool named wipe deletes data permanently on HDD. To install it using terminal
To wipe out all data within a whole HDD type in terminal.
where X is your partition.