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HDDerase.exe review: Freeware utility securely erases drives the old-fashioned way

At a Glance
  • HDDErase

    PCWorld Rating

    Though geeky, and only for Windows 32-bit or DOS, hdderase.exe allows you to invoke your hard drive or SSD's secure erase function for super-secure wipes that don't tie up your system.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Though geeky, and only for Windows 32-bit or DOS, hdderase.exe allows you to invoke your hard drive or SSD's secure erase function for super-secure wipes that don't tie up your system.

    MSRP: Free

    Pros

    • Invokes the secure erase function
    • Comes on a DOS boot disc

    Cons

    • Won't work on drives with frozen security status

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