Wipe Hard Drive in Windows 10 to Protect Your Personal Information

December 30, 2014

Deleting or formatting data on your hard disk isn't the best the way for you to protect your personal data. But wipe hard drive in Windows 10 will be the better way for you to choose.

About Wipe Hard Drive in Windows 10

Wipe hard drive in Windows 10 refers to entirely erase all the information. May be some users’ think it is the same as delete or format. The answer is no. when you delete or format data on hard disk, you are usually only making the data invisible but the data is still existence and you are able to recover them with data recovery software, but you aren’t allowed to do this after you have wiped hard disk. So before you want to do such operation, you should know the difference between the similar operations. Taking all the things into to consideration and then choose the best way to do it.

Why Need to Wipe Hard Drive in Windows 10?

It is well acknowledged that the users store a lot of data such as applications, pictures, important files or other sensitive information. However, when you buy a new computer and sold the old one or want to replace your current HDD with SSD to get fast loading speed, what can you do to prevent personal data from revealing? Just deleting the data or formatting them?

Of course, you can use Disk Management in Windows 10 to delete or format partition easily. Maybe some users don’t take revealing data into consideration and use this tool, but as I mentioned above, if you do like this your personal data are on the risk of revealing. If this issue happens on you, it may bring much trouble to your daily life. Are you afraid of this being happened? The answer is absolutely yes. But what can you do to avoid the risk?

How to Wipe Hard Drive in Windows 10?

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a partition software which devotes to partition management. It enables you to erase Windows 10 hard disk entirely, which make you don’t worry about revealing personal data. Moreover, it can also help you make conversion between MBR and GPT, migrate OS to SSD, allocate free space, make bootable CD, convert dynamic disk to basic disk and more useful features.

Compared with Disk Management in Windows 10, this software is more powerful and it enables you to manage partitions more perfectly. Furthermore, it avoids the shortcomings in Disk Management, for example, with this software, you can extend partition no matter there is unallocated space contiguous behind the partition you plan to extend or not.

Before you do:

A hard disk will be blank as soon as it is wiped, so backup data that you don’t want to erase in the hard disk before you do it.

Step1: Download, install and launch the software, right click the disk you are plan to wipe (eg. Disk 2) and then chose Wipe Hard Drive.

Choose Wipe Hard Drive

Step2: Set the number of times you want to erase the hard disk you have chosen. Usually, one time is enough. Then click OK.

Click Ok

Step3: In the pop-up window, you can preview the operation. To perform all the operations, please click Apply.

Click Apply

  • When you wipe hard disk Windows 10 with AOMEI Partition Assistant, you are not allowed to recover the data by any recovery software.
  • You can choose the number of times to wipe from 1 to 100. The larger the number is, the longer the operating time will be. In most situations, one time will be sufficient.