WipeDisk Alternatives

    WipeDisk is described as 'erases physical and logical disks (complete harddisks or single partition) secure and fast' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WipeDisk 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 WipeDisk are Permadelete (Free, Open Source), WipeFile (Free), Active@ KillDisk (Freemium) and EraserDrop (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Sep 17, 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. WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast. WipeFile overwrites the information completely, so there is no way to undelete the files or reconstruct the file content.
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    4. 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...


      • 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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      HDD Wipe Tool is a freeware utility for low-level hard disk drive erasing. Supported interfaces: S-ATA (SATA), IDE (E-IDE), SCSI, USB, FIREWIRE. Big drives (LBA-48) are supported.
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      HDD Wipe Tool is for low-grade disks and WipeDisk is for all disks.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      • 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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    5. Hard Drive Erasure Software.
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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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