By Emily / Last Updated October 15, 2019

When you need to erase SD card?

SD card has become a popular device for saving data and you will need to clear or secure erase your all information on the SD card in the following cases.

  • Free up disk space for new data or get rid of some sensitive information.

  • Securely erase the device before you plan to sell, donate to others or dispose of it.

  • Remove unknown virus or malware on SD card or USB flash drive.

  • Reset your SD card totally to restore its performance.

Best tool to secure erase SD card

Well, to clear all information/data/files on SD card, you can choose to format it or delete partition on the hard drive. However, when you perform deleting or formatting on the disk, you are usually only deleting the file system, making the data invisible to the operating system. The data is not actually removed, and can be recovered by a certain data recovery software.

So, if you need to wipe data from SD card completely and irrecoverably, you need proper SD card eraser tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It is a free partition manager designed for Windows operating systems, such as Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and so on. Its “Wipe Hard Drive” function is capable of wiping all data in your chosen disk safely and completely.

How to erase SD card securely and permanently in Windows?

Next, we will show you how to erase SD card via this powerful SD card eraser tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Importance: The data cannot be recovered by any tools after wiped from the SD card, so please backup files you don’t want to lose

  • Guide to erase data from SD card completely in Windows 10

Step1. Free download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the SD card you need to erase and select “Wipe Hard Drive”.

Wipe Hard Drive 16gb

Step 2. Choose a method from the given options to wipe your SD card. “Fill sectors with Zero” is recommended, which is safe and quick.

Fit Sectors With Zero 16gb

Step 3. Click “Apply” in the tool bar to start executing the pending operation.

Apply 16gb

If you want to erase an SSD drive, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It comes with “SSD Secure Erase” function, allowing you to completely clean all data stored on the SSD storage device and then the SSD can restore its original ideal performance level. But this feature can only be used on Windows 7 at present, so when you want to erase any SSD drives, you need to connect it to a Windows 7 computer.

Final words

Apparently, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a powerful SD card eraser tool you can use it on almost all popular Windows operating systems. Apart from wiping Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives completely, its Pro edition also comes with other amazing disk/partition management functions. For example, it permits you to split partitions without losing data to maximize disk space use.