Sanitize data with ByebyeData Eraser
Data sanitizing is performed when organizations want to donate computer hard drives or sell IT facilities. Donators may wipe data clean before disks actually are in the charity's hands and charities who are taking those hard drives would do a thoroughly data sanitation based on the private laws. Thus, to hire a professional data erasing program is a necessary step for both of them.
How to choose the data sanitation program? They're either command-based or graphic-based, some of which are none of that, and they're drag & drop – based. Besides the operating differs, standard wiping methods are vary too and some can only deal with files or folders, some erasing the entire disk or only wipe drives on the hard disk.
Before you decide which eraser program you should use, ask your companies' IT guy for help, they may have some requirements on cleaning work-related data, for example, they may use the DoD wiping method to erase data for 3 times, or just need to wipe the personal files and folders on the work computer.
ByebyeData Eraser is a professional and powerful data sanitize program you may recommend to the IT dept. It is capable of erasing files and folders, free space, entire drive and disk. And it has more than 10 wiping methods, most of which are government standard data erasing algorithms, like the DoD 5220.22-M method. What's more, you can erase all the disks along with the boot disk with a bootable CD, DVD, or USB if you don't want to add files one by one and worry about not completely had everything wiped.
How to sanitize data with ByebyeData Eraser?
We'll use ByebyeData Eraser to sanitize everything on the disk, the operating system, personal settings, browse history and downloaded personal files or programs with the ByebyeData Eraser WinPE-based boot CD. The following steps will guide on how to create the boot CD and how to erase everything on the hard drive:
1. Install ByebyeData Eraser and right-click the icon on the desktop to run as administrator.
2. Click Bootable media in the sidebar and click Create to make the ISO file first, after a few seconds, an ISO file will be on the desktop.
3. Insert a blank CD and double-click the ISO file to burn. If the CD you inserted is not automatically loaded, click the drop down button to add. Click Burn and wait for a few seconds again.
Then close all the running programs and Reboot, go to the BIOS setting and change boot order to Boot from CD, save and exit, after another reboot, you can press Fx to boot from the WinPE-based ByebyeData Eraser, when the main interface shows, you can erase the entire disk.
Click Entire disk and select all the disks, including disk 0, the boot disk. And then select a wiping method from the overwriting list, choose it with your organizations' rules or laws. And then click Erase Now and confirm the pop up message to erase.