You may thing by formatting the drive you can erase the entire drive. But
formatting is not a permanent deletion of data from the drive. Formatting the
hard drive does not overwrite the data but is much better then deleting the data
from Windows, which can be easily retrieved. The best thing to overwrite your
data and erase the entire data from the hard drive is by using a disk wipe tool.
But how it works? It replaces and overwrites the data with new data. It uses
different disk wiping algorithms to wipe the data much securely. In the simple
wiping algorithm, the disk wipe tool wipes the data by overwriting with zero’s
only. But the most advanced algorithms and techniques uses random numbers
filling and overwriting the data multiple times. Hence it is impossible to
retrieve the data if it is overwritten several times.
When you delete a files by pressing shift + delete key, it is not actually
removed from the hard drive but only removed from the file allocation table. It
is same as removing a chapter name from the table contents of the book but the
actual chapter is still in the book. The Windows file system uses different
groups for storing data. These groups are called clusters or disk sectors. The
size of cluster is fixed and is defined at the time of disk partition.
Data recovery applications can read the hard drive space and easily recover
the data stored there. By using any data recovery application you can check
whether the wiping tool completely overwrites the data or not. Disk wipe tool is
much secure and overwrites the data several times with binary 1’s and 0’s.It
uses advanced wiping techniques and supports all versions of windows operating
system. It supports different storage devices also such as hard drives, disk
drives, memory cards, CD and DVD drives etc. You can download the free trial
version of the disk wipe tool easily by following steps.
Step 1: Download and install the free trial version of drive wipe tool move
the software from ‘application’ folder to ‘desktop’ for convenience.
Step 2: Quick launch the software by double clicking and select the
appropriate drive or partition.
Step 3: On clicking next the software will start wiping the drive with
different wiping algorithms.
Step 4: On clicking next the software will wipe out the entire drive
Article Resource:-I am working as data security advisor with one of the
institutions dedicated to research and development of security applications. I
have published many articles on drive wiper and the role of disk wipe tool for file erasing.I have
mentioned about drive wiper software and the ways to download it.