Hard drive wipe
Hard disk drives wipe is a common and daily job for companies or Server administrators, either for privacy reasons or security reasons. But how to do a hard drive wipe, using the windows default tool to wipe the free space or use professional third-party data sanitization program to erase everything on the disk? What if it's the boot disk you'd like to erase, how would you choose a boot disk wipe program?
There're many questions to ask before you actually download a program and have it tested. But don't get confused by all the data erasing tools in this market. Just choose the one suit your queries best. If you are familiar with the command-based operating methods, then Dban should be the option, if it's graphically designed program, there're lots of them. Give it a try on ByebyeData Eraser.
How to wipe a hard drive?
We'll use ByebyeData Eraser to wipe a hard drive installed to Windows operating system, since this hard disk wipe program works perfectly on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP, there's no need to make separate guide on how to ease each system, this guide below applies to all Windows OS.
1. Download ByebyeData Easer, for home user you can download the Free Edition or try the full functions Pro for Home Edition when you have a boot disk to erase.
2. Follow the installation wizard to install and run this program, as administrator.
3. Then here's the main window of ByebyeData Eraser, in which we can Erase the entire disk, the entire drive, free space and erase files and folders. Click on the according function to make data clean (Free Edition cannot Erase free space nor Create bootable ISO file for CD or USB, Pro and above editions have no limitations).
Note: ByebyeData Eraser currently has no delivery services of bootable Disc or USB, please burn the ISO file on your prepared a blank CD/DVD or a formatted USB.
In this download page, you can free download ByebyeData Eraser Free Edition and use the function Erase entire disk, entire drive (Boot disk and boot drive are not included) and erase files and folders. Pro Editions (Pro for Home Edition, Pro for Business Edition and Admin Edition) have no directly download link in this page, but according demo editions are available, you can click each function and get to know how ByebyeData Eraser works.
For Windows client operating systems: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP, All Editions of ByebyeData Eraser are supported.
For Windows Server system: Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008 and Server 2003, only Admin Edition is supported.
Wipe a flash drive
This entire guide is about how to wipe a hard drive; can I use this hard drive wipe tool to wipe flash drive?
Sure, yes, you can wipe flash drive with ByebyeData Eraser any edition.
To be more precise, any external storage devices recognizable to Windows can be wiped clean with ByebyeData Eraser. USB memory stick, USB external SSD, SD card, TF card, android phones built-in micro SD card and other device in your mind.
Just click Entire disks and all the readable devices are listed in the erasing column.