Permanently Wipe Hard Drive with Free Partition Manager—Partition Assistant

Before giving away your old computer or hard drive, you might have deleted all your files even folders and formatted your hard drive. Is your data really gone? NO. Formatting hard disk does not really delete data; it just means Windows marks that space as rewritable, so it is possible to find all the data back by professional data recovery software until the space rewritten.

To permanently wipe data, you can physically destroy hard drive, or use software to achieve. If you are good at command line, you can use Windows build-in program "Cipher Tool" (Cipher.exe) to wipe hard drive. But for those who are not, you could use Partition Assistant Standard Edition (one free and perfect 3rd-party partition software). It is portable and easy to use, while ensuring deleted data unrecoverable. By this software, every sector of the hard drive will be overwritten with binary 1's and 0's. You can even overwrite your hard drive multiple times for added protection.

Wipe Hard Drive

1. Open Partition Assistant Standard Edition, right click on disk you want to wipe, and then click "Wipe Hard Drive…"

Wipe Hard Drive


2. Specify times of wipe hard drive (1-100), click "Ok"

Set Wipe Times


3. After all above operations about wipe hard drive, click "Apply" in the top tool bar to commit them to your physical disk.

Commit to Physical Disk


Wipe Partition

With the feature, you can wipe hard drive partition that already existed.

Wipe Partition


Wipe Unallocated Space

With the feature, Partition Assistant Standard Edition can help you wipe the unallocated space when you had deleted partition as well.

Wipe Disk Data


However, you should notice that, depending on the amount of data and property of the hard drive, it may take a long time to wipe hard drive or require restarting. And once your data have been cleaned up, it will never recovered by any data recovery program.

Partition Assistant Standard Edition is freeware, which supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (32bit). For pro users, you could select a paid edition for your business. Buy Partition Assistant Pro Edition!

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