The disk eraser of Wise Care 365 fills the remaining space of the disk by creating a large number of 0-byte files, destroying the integrity of deleted files, reducing the recoverability of deleted files, and protecting your privacy.
Disk Eraser is to erase the FREE SPACE of the select drive, not wipe the whole drive.
1. Select the partition that needs to be erased
When you open the disk eraser panel of Wise Care 365, the program will automatically analyze all disk partitions and give corresponding suggestions.
, It indicates that this drive has no data that can be recovered by data recovery software.
, It indicates that there is a small amount of data in this drive that can be restored by data recovery software.
, It indicates that there is a large amount of data in this drive that can be restored by data recovery software.
2. Choose the erasing method
Wise Care 365 will create 0-byte files to fill the free space of the selected drive, and then delete these 0-byte files, which is erased one pass. If you choose to erase 3 times, Wise Care 365 will repeat this operation three times.
Wise Care 365 supports 4 erasing methods: Random Data 1 Pass, DoD 5220.22-M 3 passes, Schneier’s 7 passes, Gutmann 35 passes.
The more you erase the disk, the lower recoverability of the data, the higher your disk security index is, but the longer time it will take.
3. Start erasing disk
Before clicking the Erase button, you can check the option ⌈ Shutdown after disk erasing ⌋, let the system shut down automatically after the erasing is completed.
Disk Eraser only analyzes NTFS drives. Please don't do any disk I/O operation while disk erasing.
Question: Can I erase a SSD?
When you try to erase an SSD, you will see the following prompt message: Your selection includes at least one solid-state drive (SSD) which can wear out prematurely when securely wiped. Do you want to continue?
Wise Care 365 supports erasing SSD and HDD, as long as its file system is NTFS. In view of the limited service life of SSDs, we DO NOT recommend erasing an SSD regularly, only when you need to protect your privacy and prevent deleted data from being restored.