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Any PC hard disk used for a long time has innumerable personal data, let alone various commercial computers. These data are mixed, which even has personal confidential files, once outflowed, the consequences will be unimaginable.
Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN for short) is a free killer hard drive data erasure application, supports independent boot, can safely and completely erase all the data of most computer hard drives (unrecoverable, this means general data recovery software are helpless), lets some people follow no trace. Because DBAN can automatically detect hard disks, this makes it an ideal utility for batch or emergency data destruction.
Such software are most often applied to computer recycling industry, or the guys who want to sell their old hard disks, because the data stored in hard drive are not really gone simply by deleting, there is still the possibility of recovery. So, next time when you want to wash old computer out, remember to use the DBAN to wipe it first, in order to avoid your personal data accidentally leaked.
BTW, Darik’s Boot and Nuke has CD ISO and USB flash disk two editions, which can be directly used to start the computer and complete the data removal when installed.
// Warning //
Don’t be naughty to test this application at your opinion, or it will be not a laughing matter when you want to recover the gone data.
// Product limitations //
- No guarantee that data is removed
- Limited hardware support (e.g. no RAID dismantling)
- No customer support
// Complementary Products //
- Wipe files within a Microsoft Windows environment.
- Learn about Smartphone and Tablet data erasure.
- Use TrueCrypt for full volume encryption.
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