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HDDErase

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Note: To use this command-line utility, you'll need to boot from a floppy that has the program on it. See the CMRR Web site at the link to your left for details.

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At a Glance
  • 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.

    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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