The Question is:
Does HP provide a DoD method of erasing disks either a freeware or elsewhere?
The Answer is :
There is and can be no single and no universal answer to this.
Related discussions include (841), (3926), (4286), (4598), (7320).
Topics specific to unintential initialization or the overwriting of
disk and tape media include (1286) and (6990).
For errors resulting from file structure, directory structure, or
file structure corruptions, please see topics such as (1213), (4088),
(4571), (5071), (5553), (5719), (6021), (6234).
Disk bad block handling is discussed in topic (6926).