SDelete Alternatives for Linux

    SDelete is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Darik's Boot and Nuke, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to SDelete and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SDelete are BCWipe (Paid), wipe (Free, Open Source) and ErAce (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 29, 2019

    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.

      • 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. wipe is a little command for securely erasing files from magnetic media. It compiles under various unix platforms, including Linux 2. * , (Open, Net, Free)BSD, aix 4.1, SunOS 5.5.1, Solaris 2.6. wipe is released under the GPL.
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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/

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