Wipe Data from Hard Drive

Wipe data from hard drive

Normal deletion just removes the corresponding data entry of a file, from the file system.The data remains on the hard drive, and can be recovered using any data recovery software. In order to erase the data beyond recovery,the disk space occupied by the deleted data, must be overwritten with new data, for a minimum of three times.

The purpose of Remo Drive Wipe software, is to completely remove the sensitive files and their contents from your hard drive, by carefully overwriting (Sanitizing) each and every sector of your physical or logical drive with new contents. Once a drive has been sanitized, it cannot be recovered using any recovery, or file restoration software.

Remo Drive Wipe is one such utility, that erases sensitive data from both, the physical and the logical drives.

To wipe your hard drive completely,you can select from the various sanitizing methods available, and initiate the sanitization process.Remo Drive Wipe is equipped with nine sanitization standards prescribed by the US Department of Defense, the US Navy and other government agencies around the globe. You can select from them, any one file sanitization method, based on the desired security level. Try it Now!

The 9 sanitization standards available for sanitization 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 Guttman Secure Deletion
  • German:VSITR
  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) + Guttman Method

Follow the steps given below, to successfully wipe all the data from your hard drive,

Step 1: Launch the application, either by double clicking the desktop shortcut, or by selecting the icon from the Programs list in the Start menu.The Main window pops up,as shown in Figure a. The window displays all the detected logical and physical drives connected to your PC.

Step 2: Select the logical drive that contains the sensitive data to be erased or select the physical drive which you want to sanitize, & click on the Next button. As you click on the Next button, a window to select the sanitizing methods is displayed, as shown in Figure b.

The utility provides nine sanitizing methods and they are classified, based on the different security levels.

Step 3: Select the appropriate method, and click the Next button to sanitize the selected logical/physical drive. As you click the Next button, a window asking for confirmation, before start of the erasing process is displayed.

Click on the OK button to go ahead with the sanitizing process. The software starts to sanitize the sensitive data in the selected drive.After the sanitizing process is complete, a message intimating the same will be displayed.

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