Arduinosoft Permawipe: Cleaning Tool to Permanently Wipe Drive Contents before Re-installation of the Operating System, Hard Drive Eraser / Wiper CD Disc Disk 32/64Bit [Windows - Linux - Mac]
When most computers 'delete' a file it does not actually remove the contents of the file but rather simply unlinks the file from the file directory system, leaving the contents of the file in the disk sectors. This data will remain there until the operating system uses those sectors when writing new data. Until the old data is overwritten (and this may take months or longer) it can be recovered by programs that read disk sectors directly, such as forensic software. Your best option is to prewipe the drive before reinstallation of the operating system.
This disc will wipe ANY computers hard drive BEYOND any software's ability to recover the data. It can be used to wipe hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, smartphones, external hard drives and other usb mass storage devices.
Meets DoD 5220.22-M Hard Drive Erase Standards - "Overwrite all addressable locations with a character, its complement, then a random character and verify"
Advanced options allow for sector rewrite passes which allows the data on every sector of the drive to be rewritten and then it can perform this operation several times over with different characters to ensure complete deletion despite bad disk sectors or other issues that may be present.
When you need to delete your drive, your simply a boot up away from complete data destruction leaving you safe from prying eyes, data sniffers, and Identity theft!