As for PC or laptop users, they may come across a situation that is when buy a new computer, they plan to sell the old one, but they are afraid of revealing their personal information. So usually they will choose to delete or format the data on the hard disk.
Actually, when the data are deleted or formatted, are the data really erased as you hope? The answer is no. in fact, after deleting or formatting data, the data can be recovered by a few tools, unless all the data on the hard drive have been overwritten by other data. So in order to prevent your personal data revealing, deleting or formatting data may be not your good choice. Is there another way?
Erase Data from Hard Drive with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free third-party software. it has a feature called Wipe Hard Drive which enables you to safely and permanently erase data from hard drive. This function is different from deleting or formatting data, because after wiping partition you can’t recover data with any tool. It is really a wonder tool for you to prevent personal data from revealing.
Step1: Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and run it. Click the partition you plan to wipe (eg. Disk 2) and then choose Wipe Hard Drive.
Step2: Set the number of times you want to wipe the hard drive. You can specify the number form 1-100. Usually, one tine is enough.
Step3: In the pop-up window, click Apply to execute all the operations.
- Once the wipe operation is carried out by AOMEI Partition Assistant, the data will not be recovered by any data recovery software, so use with caution.
- You can specify the number of times to wipe from 1 to 100. The larger the number, the longer the operating time. In most instances, one time will be sufficient.
Besides, safely and permanently erase data from hard drive, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is able to merge partitions, make bootable CD, migrate OS to SSD, make Windows 8 to go and more useful features.