HDD Wipe Tool Alternatives

    HDD Wipe Tool is described as 'freeware utility for low-level hard disk drive erasing' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are eight alternatives to HDD Wipe Tool for Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Darik's Boot and Nuke, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HDD Wipe Tool are Permadelete (Free, Open Source), Active@ KillDisk (Freemium), EraserDrop (Free Personal) and Wiperapp (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 2021

    1. Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.

      Discontinued

      DBAN was last updated in June 2015 and does not support SSDs (SATA Secure Erase). The official website is now pushing users to use Blancco Drive Eraser, a commercial drive wiping tool.

    2. Permadelete is a free and open source file shredder, it deletes your files beyond recovery. It's made to be beautiful and easy to use and yet powerful.
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    3. Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      EraserDrop Portable is an easy-to-use secure data removal tool. It is a drop target (a floating icon on your desktop) that you can drop files onto to quickly erase them so they can not be recovered. EraserDrop does away with the standard...
      • Self-Hosted
      Software build to meet all needs of companies dealing with erasing data on daily basis. Full accordance with NIST and all major data erasing standards guarantee highest level of security.
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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/

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Puran Wipe Disk is a free utility that can completely delete everything on your disk including the file system so that no data can be recovered or it can just wipe the free space so that already deleted files cannot be recovered.

      Discontinued

      Latest version 1.2 was released on 07 September 2013. See: http://www.puransoftware.com/Wipe-Disk.html

    4. Hard Drive Erasure Software.
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