Nwipe was created out of my need to run the DBAN dwipe command outside of DBAN. This allows it to use any host distribution which gives better hardware support. It is essentially the same as dwipe, but with several feature improvements. If you're using DBAN, then you should really switch to Nwipe, as it is being actively improved rather than just maintained with the current features.
Nwipe is included in the following live distributions, so you can use it just like you use DBAN. Please let me know any others so that I can add them:
- SystemRescueCd (boot the CD and type 'nwipe' at the prompt)
- shredos - a simple linux distribution that aims to shred your disks
- All in One System Rescue Toolkit
- Parted Magic (not free)
For all downloads and forums please use the Github project page.