KillDisk will be an option for you - Active@ Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format.
I use it allot and it is excellent.
I've got 2 external HD's that I need to wipe, but I would like a more secure way than using the standard windows format.
Does anyone currently use any software to do this?
( Preferably free )
Not sure to be honest i always boot into it.
Try the latest Hirens.
Think the site is hirens.info
should be on 9.7 now.
Download the ISO, burn it to a CD, bang it in on reboot and use one of the HDD erasing tools on there. FDisk usually does the job, but have a read up.
That disc is worth it's weight in gold!
9.8 is out with some more handy addons
Installed SteadyState on a few laptops yesterday and some nice pupil had somehow changed the admin password and then created themselves a new passworded account.
Needless to say I Hirens'd its ass!...now they can't so much as fart at the thing!
If you have to do it in Windows, you could run the following command from the command prompt.
(where X: is the drive letter of the disk you want to wipe).Code:CIPHER /W:X:
Since cipher.exe only wipes free space make sure you do a quick format beforehand.
For internal drives I would normally use DBAN though.
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