To better protect private data from leakage, MiniTool Partition Wizard offers a way to wipe hard drive. When a hard drive is wiped, data recovery is unable to be performed because every sector has been rewritten.

About Wipe Disk

Wipe Disk can destroy all information in selected disks safely and permanently. This function can ensure the security of users’ privacy as well as unwanted data, and prevent someone from recovering those data.

Once the Wipe Disk operation is carried out by MiniTool Partition Wizard, the data will not be recovered by any data recovery software. If users employ the method of DoD 5220.28-STD, the data can’t be recovered by any data recovery solutions.

How to Wipe Disk

Step 1. Launch the program to enter its main interface shown below. Then select the disk which needs to be wiped and choose Wipe Disk from the left action panel or from the right-click menu.

choose Wipe Disk feature

Step 2. Choose one of the five wiping methods listed on the pop-out window and click OK. Different wiping methods cost different time and bring different security. To be specific, the more time it costs, the higher security you enjoy.

Tip: Wiping with zero/one/zero & one work the same in fact, all of them prevent data recovery program from data retrieve. It depends on how you want the hard drive to be wiped. If you apply the latter two methods, then all kinds of data recovery approaches are invalid.

select one of the five wiping methods

Step 3. Now users can see the selected disk becomes unallocated, which means it will be wiped thoroughly. At this time, please click Apply button to perform all changes.

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