How to wipe Kingston memory stick?

Consider a situation; you own a Kingston memory stick that you are planning to give away to a friend. You deleted all your files but fear that the files might be recovered, as there were some crucial documents containing confidential data. As it is known by almost everyone that when files are deleted or lost, they are not permanently gone. By using an efficient recovery tool, one can get them back easily.

But the recovery tools have a limitation that when a file gets overwritten by some new data, it cannot be recovered. This limitation becomes helpful when the user wants the data to be completely removed from a drive. Let’s see how…

How Remo Drive Wipe will help you?

Remo Drive Wipe is the best software with unique data sanitizing methods that will help you to permanently delete files from your Kingston memory stick. It replaces the old data with garbage values based on the type of sanitizing method chosen. The different data sanitization methods are Fast Zero Overwrite, Random Overwrite, US Navy, NAVSO P-5239-26 – RLL, US Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22-M), DOD Standard 5220.28 STD, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO standard, Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion, German : VSITR and US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) + Gutmann Method

These methods are approved & used by various governmental & military organizations. By using any of these, you can be sure that the files are deleted forever & no recovery tool will be able to restore them.

All these methods are differentiated according to the security level of the replaced data with garbage value & the speed of execution. The categories are –

Low security, Fastest execution:

  • Fast Zero Overwriting – replaces the data with 0’s
  • Random Character Overwriting – replaces with a randomly generated characters
  • US Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22-M) – replace the data in three passes (single character, complementing the characters & then random characters)

Medium security, Medium execution speed:

  • US Navy, NAVSO P-5239-26 – RLL – (0xffffff, 0x27ffff & random value)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO standard – 7 passes
  • German : VSITR – 7 passes

High security, Slower execution:

  • DOD Standard 5220.28 STD – 7 passes
  • Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion – 35 passes
  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) + Gutmann Method – 38 passes

The data replaced using the last two is nearly impossible to retrieve back using any technique.

Remo Drive Wipe has following features


  1. Completely erase personal data from hard drive, USB or memory card so that it cannot be recovered
  2. Used for security purpose while selling off a device or disposing it
  3. Wipe previously deleted data using “Wipe Free Disk Space” option
  4. Inbuilt scheduler to wipe disk as per schedule
  5. Supports FAT16, FAT32, NTFS &NTFS5 file system partition
  6. Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

Follow these simple steps & attain the desired task:

Step 1: Connect the Kingston memory stick to a computer. Launch the application, after downloading the demo version. The Main window is displayed, as shown in Figure a. It will display all the logical and physical drives connected to your PC.

Step 2: Select the Kingston memory stick drive & press the Next button. As you press it, a window to select the sanitizing methods is displayed, as shown in Figure b.

Step 3: Select the desired method, and click the Next button to sanitize the selected logical/physical drive. This will start the wiping process.

After that a success message will be displayed saying the data has been wiped completely.

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