By Bryce / Last Updated August 25, 2020

Need to wipe disk data completely

When you want to sell or donate it after replacing the old hard drive with a new or larger drive, you may consider formatting the hard drive or delete all partitions to protect personal information.

However, after formatting, the data saved on the disk don’t really disappear and can be easily recovered by certain data recovery software. To keep your private information from exposure, it’s advised to wipe your hard disk drive completely. Wiping disk also can be helpful if you face issues such as hard drive only showing half capacity, hard drive slowing to respond, etc.

Safe disk wipe software for Windows PC| free download

For wiping disk in Windows 10/8/7, you can choose to zero fill hard drive from Command Prompt by running “format n: /fs:NTFS /p:1” command. After that every bit in the disk will be replaced by a zero volume. However, this process can be a lit bit complicated and time-consuming for a green hand in computer.

In such a condition, here introduces great disk wipe tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard as it is
♦ Flexible: It allows you to wipe an entire hard disk or a specific single partition on the disk. You can choose one way based on your own demand.
♦ Compatible: It can work under Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (both 32Bit and 64Bit).
♦ Easy-to-use: It has user-friendly & intuitive user interface, allowing you to handle it effortlessly.
And it can create bootable media, which is very helpful if you want to wipe hard disk when your OS fails to boot.

Now, free download the disk wipe software and see how to use it to erase data totally in Windows 10/8.1/8/7 presented in the following content.

Destroy hard disk data within only three steps

Step 1. Install and run the wipe tool for hard disk, right-click the disk that you want to wipe, and choose “Wipe Hard Drive”.

Step 2. Choose the first way “Fill sectors with Zero” to wipe your disk. Then, click “OK”.

To employ one of the other three wiping methods, you need to upgrade to Professional version.
Fill sectors with random data: This method writes random data to all sectors, which is more secure than the first option.
DoD 5220.22-M: A software-based data sanitization method, can prevent all software based file recovery methods form recovering data. It is very much safer but takes a longer time.
Gutmann: A software-based data sanitization way to overwrite existing information, preventing all software based file recovery methods from retrieving data and most hardware-based recovery methods form recovering information on the wiped flash drive. 35 passes make the erase more secure but take more time.

Step 3. You’ll go back to the main interface. Confirm the operation and click “Apply”> “Proceed” to execute it.

✍ Note: This way is for destroying data on hard disk drive (HDD). If you want to erase data on solid-sated-drive (SSD), you can use SSD Secure Erase Wizard that is available in AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

Wrap things up

The professional disk wipe software – AOMEI Partition Assistant is very useful in destroying data completely. And it is featured with many other functions. It allows you to migrate OS to new hard drive without reinstalling; convert disk from MBR to GPT/GPT to MBR; extend partition with non-adjacent unallocated space and so on.