Free WD Zero Fill Utility Download for Windows 10, 8, 7

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free WD zero fill utility. With it, you can easily write zeros to Western Digital or other brands of hard drives in Windows 10, 8, 7.


By Emily / Updated on May 12, 2023

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When need to zero fill Western Digital hard drive?

Western Digital Corporation is one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturer, along with producing SSDs, HDDs and flash memory devices. Many users bought WD hard drive to install OS or store personal data. However, after you upgrade the current WD hard drive to a larger one, or replace the failing one with a good one, you might need to delete everything on the Western Digital HDD or SSD before throwing it away or selling it to strangers.

However, manually deleting or formatting the drive does not wipe a hard drive completely; you only delete the file system, making the data invisible, but not gone. To make sure that your private information is gone forever, you need to wipe and write zeros to the drive so the data cannot be easily reconstructed later.

Free download the WD zero fill utility for Windows PC

Zero filling WD hard drive is to wipe the disk contents by overwriting them with zeros. Each bit present in the disk is replaced by a zero value, so the name is zero filling. To achieve that, you have to turn to a third-party professional zero fill tool. Here you can make use of the free partition manager called AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

It comes with the “Wipe Hard Drive” and “Wipe Partition” features: the former can wipe an entire disk and write zeros to each sector while the latter is to wipe a specific partition and write zeros to it. Moreover, it can wipe almost all popular brands of hard drive, not just Western Digital. Now, you can free download the WD zero fill tool and have to try.

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3 Steps to zero fill Western Digital hard drive

In this section, we will show how to wipe and zero fill WD HDD within 3 steps. Install and run the freeware and follow the steps below.

Step 1. Click the WD hard drive and select “Wipe Hard Drive” from the right pane.

Wipe Hard Drive

Step 2. Next, choose “Fill sectors with Zero” method to wipe data from the chosen disk, and click “OK”.

Zero Fill WD

Step 3. Back to the main interface, click “Apply" to commit the pending operation.


If you just want to wipe one of the partitions on the WD hard drive, you can right-click it, select “Wipe Partition” and follow the prompts.

Wipe D Partition

To enjoy other three more advanced wipe methods in step 2, you can upgrade to Professional.
It is not recommended to zero fill SSD. SSD has a fixed number of write cycles. The frequent zero-filling operation will make it prone to damage and reduce its lifespan. Instead, you can use the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to securely erase SSD drive.


Here, we introduce a free WD zero fill utility for your download and usage. Besides that, this partition manager is also able to transfer data between WD drives by cloning partition or disk, format large hard drive to FAT32, migrate only OS to SSD, and more. If you are running Windows Server OS, you can switch to the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Emily · Staff Editor
Emily is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; she has a great passion for providing easy solutions for people to tackle with all disk or partition management problems. In addition to writing articles about disk/partition management, she also edits great tutorials on how to back up and restore disk for data security. In her spare time, she loves to learn computer skill to improve herself or stay with her family to enjoy a good day.