Darik's Boot and Nuke Alternatives for Mac
ABAN is a boot CD/USB stick for easily and securely wiping all the disks in a machine. Boot disks are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines. As a boot disk, it doesn't care what OS is on the machine (or if there is any OS at all).
- - ABAN is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke.
- - ABAN is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke.
Comments about ABAN as a Alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke
free, standalone bootable tool, no additional os required1
Standalone tool for full disk wiping. Since it does not have fancy graphical UI, not recommended for newbies.1
BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted. BCWipe embeds itself within Windows and can be activated from the Explorer FILE Menu OR from the context (right-click) menu OR from BCWipe Task...
- - BCWipe is the most popular commercial alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke.
BitRaser File Eraser is a DIY software for permanent wiping of sensitive files, web browsing history, app & system traces, and unused space on the laptop, desktop, and external storage media. The tool safeguards your personal data from falling into the wrong hands.
nwipe is a fork of the dwipe command originally used by Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN). nwipe was created out of a need to run the DBAN dwipe command outside of DBAN, in order to allow its use with any host distribution, thus giving better hardware support.
ErAce is software that will over write the hard drive 1-100 times. So it fullfills the strictest security standards i.e. DOD 5220.22-M. In that way it is impossible to recover data.
The official website is no longer accessible and the SourceForge project page no longer contains any downloads. The ISO files are downloadable here: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/mirror/temp/sf2015/e/er/erace/
When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with Mac OS 10.
Permanent Eraser Features
Comments about Permanent Eraser as a Alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke
it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run1
Doesn't Wipe Drives Securely and requires an installed OS. DBAN is OS independent boot utility, and thus its name.1
It deletes any file including ones from the trash. Even files that the OS is identifying as in use (when they are not) are wiped entirely with this software. The only reason I refrained from voting it as the best DBan alternative is that I don't know how it will behave with extremely large files, example, a full external Terabyte sized hard drive.0