Why need to wipe hard drive in Windows 8?
We all know a hard drive is often used to store system programs, data, important files and documents or some sensitive information. When we purchase a new computer to replace the old one and intend to sell it, then how to deal with the information that we are not willing to share with others? Just delete or destroy it?
When we delete or format the hard drive, we always think the information in it has been erased permanently. But, to our surprise, the data which we think has been deleted could be recovered by a number of simple techniques. So, if you want to remove personal information from a hard drive securely and permanently, it is important to find a wiping software to dispose of it.
Free hard drive wiping software: AOMEI Partition Assistant
Free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition, as an all-in-one partition manager software, is completely free. This software can help erase the data completely and ensure that the data can not be recovered by any recovery software. In addition to wiping a hard drive, it also allows us to wipe partitions and the unallocated space.
How to completely wipe a hard drive with AOMEI Partition Assistant
In the first place, we need to free download and install the full version of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. Then we can preview the main interface of this software as below. Choosing the hard drive that you want to erase and following the guidance, we can wipe hard drive thoroughly.
Through the main interface, we can see there are many useful features, such as "Extend Partition Wizard", "Disk Copy Wizard" and "Partition Recovery Wizard" and so on. Of course the features of AOMEI Partition Assistant are more than that in the above picture. So please just free download it and experience its various features.