Darik's Boot and Nuke Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is ABAN, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke and six of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke are Permanent Eraser (Free, Open Source), BCWipe (Paid), BitRaser File Eraser (Paid) and ErAce (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 9, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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).
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      ABAN vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      free, standalone bootable tool, no additional os required
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Standalone tool for full disk wiping. Since it does not have fancy graphical UI, not recommended for newbies.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    1. 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 vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Doesn't Wipe Drives Securely and requires an installed OS. DBAN is OS independent boot utility, and thus its name.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted.
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    2. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      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.

      Discontinued

      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/



    3. iShred Express provides a drag and drop interface to the "SRM" or secure delete function. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. FILES DELETED WITH THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT RECOVERABLE, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Tested with Mac OS X 10.4.2

      Discontinued

      Official website/app unavailable.

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