Hard Drive Eraser is free program for Windows that permanently wipe out all data from your hard disk by filling the magnetic surface multiple times with a useless binary data. So you can discard your hard drive or resell your PC with out any fear, no one can recover your personal or important data from it. The program works with Windows XP and Vista and doesn’t require any installation.
Just double click the Hard Drive Eraser exe file and select a drive (this is the main defect of this program. There is no option for erasing data from the whole hard drive; you need to select individual partitions one by one.), select a shredding scheme (DoD5220-22M is recommended scheme, Gutmann is more secure, but processing is slow) and click on ‘start’ button.
Why this program? Just formatting a hard drive is not able to destroy all data. It is very easy to recover all data using either commercial solution or one of applications for data recovery. So, for a security reason, this type of tool is necessary when discarded hard disks.
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