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erase

[i′rās]
(computer science)
To change all the binary digits in a digital computer storage device to binary zeros.
(electronics)
To remove recorded material from magnetic tape by passing the tape through a strong, constant magnetic field (dc erase) or through a high-frequency alternating magnetic field (ac erase).
To eliminate previously stored information in a charge-storage tube by charging or discharging all storage elements.

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It will enable low-power applications that require high density and a fast erase time including portable computer, mobile phone, local area networking (LAN), telecom, and Flash PC card applications.
Mitsubishi's DINOR architecture enables high-density, high-speed, random-access capability, simultaneous read and program/erase operations, fast erase times, and single-supply, low-voltage operation for mobile computing, communications and networking applications.
The Disk Jockey copies, mounts, mirrors, spans, tests, verifies and erases hard disks at lightening fast speeds.
It also gives the user the option to erase all data in the E-Disk quickly and irretrievably, even without an outside power source.
An added layer of protection erases all cookies used to track browsing habits and provides basic anonymous surfing tools.
The Disk Purge algorithm will erase data from all the spare blocks on enterprise level drives by overwriting them with three series of data patterns.
Normal Erase lets users erase a disc's entire content while Quick Erase only erases file information.
In fact, one macro virus, called Format_C, formats, or erases, your hard drive with just three lines of instructions.
QSGI recommends all consumers and corporations utilize software that erases hard drives no less than 3X, in order to be compliant with the Department of Defense standards for hard drive sanitization, and which automatically generates a certificate of erasure following a verification pass to ensure successful data erasure.
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GhostSurf routes online activity through private anonymous hubs, encrypts Internet connections, erases traces of surfing using Department of Defense standards for data destruction, enables novice PC users to remove and block the most aggressive spyware with SpyCatcher(TM) 2006, provides a secure location to store confidential files and eliminates online ads.
Stefano Arienti's recent work is based on a very simple but unpredictable procedure: he takes standard posters depicting landscapes or famous people and erases parts of the images.