Best Free Hard Drive Erase Software

Brithny updated on Dec 11, 2018 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

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.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Select the HDD or SSD which you want to wipe. And right-click to choose "Wipe Data".

select wipe data

Step 2: Set the number of times to wipe data.

You can set to 10 at most. Then Click "OK".

set the times

Step 3: Check the message.

A message tells you that the computer would restart after disk erase is recommended. Then click "OK".

check the message

Step 4: Click "Apply" to apply the changes.

Click "Execute the operation" and then click "Apply" to start wiping data.

start wiping data

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!

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