Wiping hard disk means deleting data in hard disk thoroughly with some special technologies. At present, this solution has been widely used by many confidential departments and enterprises. As we depend more and more on computers, we usually save private files to our computers. When we don't need those files, we often delete them so that no other people can get it. That was right before. Previously, this operation did protect our privacy from leaking, but with the constant development of data recovery technology, there are so many choices of professional data recovery software in the current market.
This kind of software recovers deleted private data easily and completely. Thus it is impossible for users to protect private data from leaking only by deleting. However, new technologies to wipe private data have been developed to change this situation. They are wiping hard disk technology and file shredding technology. And hard disk wiping is the most efficient way to delete private data at present. This solution is to write new data to hard disk so that original data will be overwritten completely and deleted data can never be recovered anymore. If you employ this way to overwrite hard disk with different data repeatedly, no data can be recovered from that hard disk anymore.
How to wipe hard disk
After reading this introduction to privacy protection solution, you may become curious about hard disk wiping. Do you want to try wiping private data in hard disk with this solution? Maybe you don't know how to realize this operation, but it is not as difficult as you imagine. There are some choices of professional hard disk wiping software in the market. As long as you own such a kind of software, you can easily accomplish wiping hard disk. Certainly, it is suggested to employ the one named MiniTool Drive Wipe, which is developed by famous software company – MiniTool Solution Ltd.. This software has powerful function of wiping not only the whole hard disk, but also a single partition. Let me introduce the process of using MiniTool Drive Wipe to wipe hard disk to you.
Use MiniTool Drive Wipe to wipe hard disk
Firstly, you should download MiniTool Drive Wipe from its official website and install it to your computer: http://www.minitool-drivewipe.com. Then you can use it to wipe hard disk. Launch it to enter the following interface:
This is the main interface of MiniTool Drive Wipe. We can see there are two functional modules: "Wipe Partition" and "Wipe Disk". To wipe hard disk, click on "Wipe Disk" functional module to enter the next interface:
The list of this interface shows all disks in your computer. Select the one you need to wipe, and then click "Next>" button:
This interface provides you with choices of wiping methods. According to your specific requirements, select one from them so that hard disk wiping work can be better finished. The first one has the fastest speed but the effect isn't thorough enough. Some professional data recovery devices can still recover a part of data from wiped hard disk. The last one has the slowest speed but it wipes hard disk with most thorough effect and data can never be recovered anymore. Here let's choose the first and fastest method to wipe hard disk, and then click on "Finish" button:
In this interface, you can confirm your operation. Click "Yes" button if you are sure to wipe the disk. Then MiniTool Drive Wipe will start wiping the hard disk you chose. Wait for a few minutes, and all work of wiping hard disk will be successfully finished.
Through this operation presentation, we can see that it is easy to wipe hard disk by using MiniTool Drive Wipe. But you should know that wiping hard disk will lead to a result that all data in the disk is lost. Therefore, you should transfer your important and useful data to a safe location before wiping.