A hard drive utility

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    A hard drive utility

    i am aware of gwscan but i hate how long it takes. Is there a way that i can create my own program, preferably in c++, that will write zero's to a disk? i want to see if there is a faster way of doing so. can anyone help or have any ideas?

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    Code:
    int x;
    while(1)
    {
         x = new int;
         x = 0
    }
    i would think allocating memory and filling it w/zero's wouldnt be much more complex then this, but i wouldnt know....

    if youre wanting to wipe your HDD then you'll have to find a tool for it, but either way, data will still exist on your HDD in one way or another so...?
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    but i want to actually write zeros to teh drive, not just fill up memory
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    i didnt do extensive research but...

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