Manufacturer’s Description

Hard Drive Eraser is free Windows application that permanently erase the data on whole volumes (hard drives). It does so by filling the magnetic surface multiple time with a useless binary data. It is a known fact that it is impossible to permanently destroy data just by formatting hard drive. It doesn't matter if you use Windows formatting or pay for a commerical disk formatting program. It wont work. In it's essence formatting drive is same as deleting files in Windows and than removing them from Recycle Bin. Just a small bits of information (links to files) are removed but the files still reside on hard drive and it is very easy to recover them using either commercial solution or one of applications for data recovery. That's why you may want to use Hard Drive Eraser, to shred the drive partition beyond any possible recovery.

Do you know that it is a favorite pastime of people that work in hard drive repair services to recover the content of a formatted drive and dig through it in a search for "interesting" content. A test conducted by PC World shows how easy is to recover the information from a formatted drive. A number of free utilities for data recovery is available, as well as some very powerful commercial solutions like data recovery software from Disk Doctors. Today, just about anybody can recover all data from a drive that is formatted and dumped into garbage. The main danger lies when a company wants to get rid of old hard drives - formatting a hard drive and trashing it is an open invitation for security troubles. Every day tens of thousands of hard drives stops working. Sometimes it starts with accumulating bad sectors which is a sure sign hard drive is near the end of its life, and sometimes hard drive clicking point to a serious mechanical error. Either way, users or companies that try to fix their drives by sending them to a service or just trashing them are at a risk. Secure hard drive erasing is the only way to have piece of mind and assure that a personal data is irretrievably gone.

Secure hard drive erasing is a method where a series of random binary data has been written into the hard drive, making it nearly impossible to recover such erased information. This method is slower than simple formatting but assures that information's on your hard drive will not be exposed. Hard Drive Eraser is powerful free software that will erase your hard drive in a way that prevents any future possibility of data recovery. Hard Drive Eraser is released under GNU General Public License and it is free for personal and commercial usage.

Manufacturer’s Website

harddriveeraser.org

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
Download Details
License Type Free
File Size 0.618 MB
Total Downloads 8250