How to Erase USB hard drive ?
Data in USB hard drive can be easily deleted in Windows file explorer and it is an easy job for data recovery software to retrieve files unless you erase the USB hard drive or other USB memory sticks. Size=0, when you check the USB flash drive's property, does not mean you have nothing in it, previous data traces are hidden in somewhere we cannot see but they are visible to some data restore programs.
How to erase USB hard drive data?
There're two ways to erase USB hard drive data. The first it to delete it like usual and then erase free space on it; the second way is to directly erase the entire USB drive. fortunately, ByebyeData erase can do both, so if you have many files on the removable device, you can skip the delete steps and go in to the erase steps instead, because, deleting large capacity of files is still time consuming, why don't we just erase it at the beginning. Here is how to erase USB hard drive:
- Plug in the USB hard drive.
- Download ByebyeData Eraser, install and Run it.
- Click Erase Drives from the guide bar and select the USB drive you just connected.
- Choose an erase standard and click Secure Erase.
- Confirm the operation and ByebyeData Eraser will kill data in it.
Of course, if you have already deleted files in USB before downloading ByebyeData Eraser, you can click Erase free space option instead and type the confirm words to erase it.
This guide also applies to the situation when you want to get rid of the old USB drive or give it to others, or after your friend return your USB drive and you want to make sure it is clean as before.