Hard Drive Eraser will work on any computer with Windows Vista or Windows XP Operating System. Hard Drive Eraser uses an advanced and secure algorithms to erase drive volumes and partitions. The speed of erasing is dependant of the speed of your system, particularly hard drive. To download Hard Drive Eraser check the download page with the latest version.
The usage of Hard Drive Eraser is very simple. You pick a drive you want to erase, choose a shredding scheme (an algorithm used for shredding) and file system, and press "Start" to execute drive erasing. You can only erase a hard drive, or partition which is not used as a system partition from within the program is running. To further explain, if you have a C: as you system disk or partition you can only erase D, E, F etc. partitions. If you want to erase C partition, the one where operating system reside, you would have to access it from the other instance of operating system from other partition, or preferably take out the drive from the computer, connect it to another computer and erase it from there. One hard drive can have more than one partition, and if you want to erase the whole hard drive you should erase all its partitions. To learn more about disk partitioning check the wikipedia article here.
Usage in enterprise environment
Ideally, if you want to get rid of old drives in your company you can have one computer which serves for partitioning other drives, than plugging old drives you want to erase onto it (by using hdd rack, usb case rack or so). This way only one instance of Hard Drive Eraser will be installed.
Important to remember
Before starting the erasing process double check that the partition you are about to erase actually the one you intended to erase. Erased partitions can not be recovered, otherwise this program wouldn't exist.
You use Hard Drive Eraser at your own responsibility. The author of this program can not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by the usage of this program. If you prefer the professional support and safety choose a commercial product such as one of the excellent tools from Cyber Scrub (cyberCide disk eraser direct donwload here) Users concerned about privacy of their daily collected data should also check Privacy Eraser. If you want to recover a data lost after hard drive crash or after formatting check software collections of file recovery products from Disk Doctors or Pro Data Doctor, both are awesome suite of products for all possible purposes.
Features of Hard Drive Eraser:
- Securely erases whole volumes, disk drives, partitions or floppy drives.
- Overwrites data multiple times using one of four advanced algorithms which assure erased data can not be recovered.
- Works with all file systems (NTFS, FAT32, FAT).
- Simple, light weight and optimized for speed.
- Peter Guttman method for users paranoidly concerned about security of their data.