Why you need a hard drive eraser
There are various reasons, for example, hard drive upgrade, removing virus or malware, etc may force you to wipe the partition. The most common one is that you bought a new computer or a new hard drive and you want to use it to replace the old one. At this moment, you need a hard drive to erase software to wipe your data on the old device, no matter you plan to give the device to your families, friends or sell it to others. It is the best way to protect your personal information or data from being leaking.
Here many people might think that they can clean the data off the old drives by deleting instead of using a third-party hard drive erase software. But is it really a safe way? Of course not. Simply deleting, hard drive formatting and OS reinstalling just hide your data by removing the directory reference to the data other than actually remove its contents. And in most cases, your data is still completely accessible by some data recovery software or skilled computer hackers. That's why we recommend you to use third-party hard drive erase software. Such programs can ensure your data is completely erased and unrecoverable.
Wipe your data with EaseUS free hard drive erasing software
EaseUS free partition manager is the best software to erase or wipe hard drive or partition. It allows you to completely erase ALL hard drive or external storage information including your personal data, programs, viruses, and malware. The program uses military-grade, wiping technology that overwrites your data multiple times, ensuring that your data is unrecoverable, even using the most sophisticated tools.
We've set two options for you to wipe data. Choose the one you need.
Option 1. Wipe Partition
- Right-click the partition you want to erase data from, and choose "Wipe".
- In the new window, set the time for which you want to wipe your partition, then click "OK".
- Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the lower right corner, check the changes, then click "Apply".
Option 2. Wipe Disk
- Select the HDD/SSD. And right-click to choose "Wipe Disk".
- Set the number of times to wipe data. (You can set to 10 at most.) Then Click "OK".
- Click "Execute 1 Task(s)" and then click "Apply".
Note: The wipe disk operations cannot be undone after applying the changes. Please be careful that once the operation is carried out by EaseUS free hard drive erase software, the data will not be recovered by any data recovery software!
Alongside erasing hard drive, we'd also like to recommend you turn to a reliable anti-virus software or malware removal utility to protect your data and privacy against unknown viruses. TotalAV is one of the utilities that you can rely on:
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Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.
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