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How to Shred Hard Drive?

Are you going to handover or sell your computer hard drive? Before giving hard disk to other, you might have endeavored to delete your private data permanently. To achieve this, what initiative you have taken, hard drive formatting or deletion of files? If you think to format hard drive then it is not a right way to insure security of files and confidential data stored on hard disk as there is plenty of tools available in internet to restore formatted hard disk data. So what should we do for erasing data forever? The perfect solution to delete data beyond recovery is to shred HD. Yes, if you attempt to shred hard disk, complete data or set of files get erase permanently from hard drive and then nobody can get back erased data again.

However, there is no any option serviceable in Windows computers to erase files permanently, but you can wipe hard disk data by using Delete Forever software. It is the most trusted utility among Windows users and being used in different government organizations, institutes, research centers and in corporate offices. Generally, software is invented specially for maintaining security and privacy of confidential data by erasing files evermore. Let us have a look on possible scenarios, where you need to apply this application. First, if you do not want to let your friends access your personal data or other valuable files and you do not have any need of those files, you can use this tool. If you are using public computer to access your bank account, social networking sites, email account and other personal information then it may cause to allow unauthorized access by others. To avoid such circumstances, you should erase browser history completely by using the software.

The Software is designed with nine different sanitization methods to allow users to shred hard drive data and overwrite content several times so that it cannot be recovered anyhow. Software is empowered with highly secure and advance data overwriting programs, which are being used in top-level defense agencies of the world. You can prefer any disk sanitization method to overwrite hard disk data. Algorithms, which are used to erase sensitive content are Random Overwrite, Fast Zero Overwrite, US Navy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization-NATO standard, German VSITR- US Department of Defense(DoD 5220.22-M), US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M)_DOD Standard 5220.28 STD, Peter Guttmann Secure Deletion, Guttmann method etc. These different methods are capable to overwrite disk content by 35 times after that there is not a single chance of recovery.

Delete Forever software is easy to use software that works efficiently on all latest Windows OS i.e. Windows XP/Vista/7 and Windows 8. It is capable to wipe SATA, PATA, ATA, SCSI and IDE hard drives. Software removes data from NTFS, FAT, ExFAT hard drive partitions very efficiently. Apart from complete hard disk wiping, this application also supports file deletion from memory cards in an omtimal way. Moreover, if you need to erase deleted files from Recycle Bin folder, this application will be best option for you. To know more about file erasing from Recycle Bin, you can refer the link

Note: Make use of this link to wipe out files such as photos, documents, videos, etc. from Buffalo TeraStation.

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Use the following steps to erase hard disk data:

Step 1: Download and Install demo version of Delete Forever software and launch it in your system. A list of logical as well as physical drives will be displayed after the successful launching of the software. Select the physical drive to wipe the complete hard disk otherwise select any logical drive from the list to completely wipe that logical drive and then click on "Next" button as shown in Figure 1.

Shred HD - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: On the next Window, select the suitable shredding option and then click on "Next" button to proceed as shown in Figure 2.

Shred HD - Select shredding Method

Figure 2: Select Shredding Method

Step 3: Click on "OK" button to wiping process of selected hard disk. You'll find a Window showing the wiping process in progress as shown in Fig 3.

Shred HD - Wiping process

Figure 3: Wiping Process

Step 4: Upon successful completion of the process, a pop up message will be displayed on the Windows screen to confirm complete wiping of hard drive.

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