Why need to wipe data on hard drive or SSD?
Wipe hard drive data software – free partition manager
Well, what do you need when clear data on hard drive? Obviously, you can delete all partitions to make them unallocated on hard drive or SSD. But, all data can be recovered after formatting with Disk Management. In that case, you need powerful hard drive manager, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard if you want erase data on hard drive permanently.
It is a free partition manager designed for Windows operating systems, such as Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and so on. The “Wipe Hard Drive” and “SSD Secure Erase Wizard” features ensure the security of your private and sensitive data by destroying all information in your chosen disk safely and permanently. Download this free disk erasing tool to have a try.
How to wipe data on hard drive in Windows?
Before you do
Backup those useful data which you don’t want to wipe from the disk you are going to erase.
A disk will become blank as soon as it has been wiped, by doing so, you can make the full use of this disk by re-partition it.
Windows does not allow you to wipe system disk when system is running. Therefore, to erase all data on the system disk, you need to create a bootable device and do the clean in Windows PE mode.
Steps to erase data from hard drive completely
How to secure erase SSD in Windows 7?
As we know, SSD has different reading and writing ways to traditional hard drive, which makes its wipe-out measures different. AOMEI Partition Assistant develops a dedicated feature for SSD, with which user can wipe data from SSD securely and minimize the damage caused by erasing to SSD. It is also a Samsung SSD secure erase utility. Learn the specific steps below.
Step 1: Connect the SSD to a Windows 7 computer and make sure it is recognized by Windows 7. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant and click on “SSD Secure Erase Wizard” in the left side.
Step 2: Choose the SSD you’ll erase from the list. Double click the SSD will display its specific information.
Step 3: At “SSD identification information” page, you may find the SSD is in a frozen state which set to ensure no one can modify your drive settings. Perform a hot swap to release this restriction.
How to perform a Hot Swap?
- First, open computer case, rear cover or drive shell and find out the SSD you’ll erase.
- Second, unplug the power cable and then disconnect the SATA data cable from SSD.
- Finally, after a few seconds, reconnect the SATA cable to the SATA port and then plug the power cable back to complete the hot-swap.
Step 4: Now, click Next to start wipe all data on SSD drive completely. Mostly, the erasing process will be done in a short time.
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.
To secure erase SSD on laptop or SSD that with Windows operating system installed, you need to uninstall the SSD and connect it to a computer runs Windows 7 to do SSD secure erase.
AOMEI Partition Assistant is not a file-level wipe software but a sector-level one. So, you can only use AOMEI Partition Assistant to wipe partition or disk. After a partition/disk has been wiped, all the files on it will be erased simultaneously. If you do need to wipe a specific file, then you have to download a file-level wipe software.
No matter what type of disk you want to wipe data on, it is important to find a suitable erasing tool. AOMEI Partition Assistant does a great job in clearing data on hard drive and SSD disk. Apart from wipe data on these disks, its Professional edition also provides “Quick Partition” feature for user to multi-partition hard drive or SSD in one click.