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MiniTool Free Drive Wipe Software: Review and Features

If you want to get rid of those unwanted sensitive data all at once, then one of the easiest way is to go with MiniTool Drive Wipe. This is a free app which can erase the information stored on your disks or partitions and destroy them permanently. It offers different methods of wiping, and each of them guarantees a certain degree of security in the filling sectors from zero to DoD 5220.28-STD, the common standard of the US Department of Defense that makes every information irrecoverable.

Developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., from Canada, the MiniTool Drive Wipe has been developed as a software that supports every kind of commonly found hard disks, like SCSI, IDE, SATA, and even USB external disk. With MiniTool Drive Wipe, one can wipe all the required data from a disk or partition with ease. Once the data gets wiped, it doesn't leave any room for recovery. Thus, data security is rest assured to the extent where it protects against every possibility of privacy leakage with effective measures.



Key Features

Support

MiniTool Drive Wipe works well with 32- as well as 64-bit versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Support is provided for all versions from Windows 2000 and XP up to Windows 7 and 8. To get MiniTool Drive Wipe up and running you will have to complete a simple installation process.
MiniTool Drive Wipe works best with Linux Swape and Windows 2000 Professional/XP/Vista/7/8, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, Ext2, Ext3 and so on.

Wipe Disk :

If you choose the option Wipe Disk, you would be automatically led to the procedure of wiping the data stored on a disk with complete security.
You have to Select the Wipe Partition option and a wizard-like interface will appear and guide you through these following steps:

Step 1
First you need to start with selecting the partition that you want to wipe data from and make sure whether all data that are stored on the partition has to be deleted and whether it would be safe to continue.

Step 2 –
Once that is done, now choose a wipe method from the list of wiping methods offered in the interface. You are allowed to choose only one out of two quick wipe methods either in which the fill sectors have a zero; or a one. You can either pick a slow wipe method , or you can pick one of two very slow wipe methods, like DoD 5220.22-M 3 passes or DoD 5220.28-STD 7 passes.

Step 3 –
After making the choice of the wiping method, now confirm the process of initiating the wiping and simply wait for the wiping process to get completed.

Wipe Partition :

With MiniTool Drive Wipe you can also choose to wipe the required partition and select the option of wiping the entire disk. The Wipe Partition option securely wipes the selected data that have been stored on a particular partition.


Pros
MiniTool Drive Wipe is an easy to use with an intuitive wizard-like interface. It is quite simple and straightfoward with all the utilities made suitable for every kind of users. It offers a wide range of wiping methods with their own set of security levels.

It Supports DoD 5220.28-STD that ensures the erased data to be unrecoverable.

Cons
MiniTool Drive Wipe though being a free software, it remains to be so only for private, noncommercial, or home use. MiniTool Drive Wipe terms and conditions strongly prohibits its usage within any organization or for any commercial purposes.

Data once removed cannot be recovered under any circumstances. So, onee has to be really careful of its misuse.

Wrap Up:


When it comes to digital data security, MiniTool Drive Wipe ensures that all those data which needs to be removed doesn't reappear and leak the rights of individual privacy. It is really a useful tool for maintaining a basic level of security and protect every individual user from being tracked.

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