Wipe OUt data from USB Drive for Free

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

USB drive is a removable storage device that can also be referred as pen drives, thumb drives, jump drives, keychain drives etc. USB drives contains solid state chips that holds data in rewritable and erasable form i.e. it uses solid state technology to store large amount of data. USB drives can be plugged into computer’s USB port.  SanDisk, Transcend, Sony etc. are the popular brands of USB drives. USB drives commonly use FAT32 file system to organize the files. USB drives are simple portable storage devices by which you can even run portable applications.

How USB drive works?

USB drive can store all the backups of your important file. It also stores documents, photos or music files because of its portability. If you don’t want to disclose your confidential data to anyone, then you try to format it. But simply formatting the USB drive is not the solution, because it is not permanently deleted from USB drive. Then you need for software which wipes all the data stored in USB drive. You can also wipe drive from SSD, to know about this click here.

What happen when you delete / format data from USB?

Delete and format option is doesn’t works where we want security. Deleting data by using simple delete option or formatting a device is not at all safe any one can easily recover your data by using data recovery software. Like in case you want to erase all your information and you erase it by using format option after formatting your drive you feel that your data is deleted now and device is empty. But this is not actually what happens; when you format your pen drive or memory card data is actually not deleted it lie down somewhere only its pointers are removed. So if you sell your pen drive or give it to some other person, they can miss use it by retrieving your data back. To know more about wipe free space on Mac follow this link: http://www.freedrivewipe.com/free-space-on-mac.html

What are the effective ways to wipe USB drive?

  • Fast Zero Overwrite
  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M)
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO standard
  • Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion

These standards are authorized and defect free as they are used our defense department. In these methods they delete a link location and overwrite your old data with some garbage value.If anyone tries to recover data from it he will only get the garbage value. This software can overwrite data maximum 38 times. This is the safest situation after this data recovery is impossible; it supports all the versions of windows and Mac. So you can wipe drive on Windows 7 also. If you want to wipe your USB just download its trial version and wipe your USB. The trial version will contain only three wiping methods and if you want all nine wiping methods, you can purchase it online.

How Wipe drive works for USB drive?

Wipe Drive software is easy to use software. This software is simply use to erase your sensitive data. Because if someone gets your data then they can misuse the contents present there by using recovery software. This software also wipes data from different brands of memory stick. You can also wipe data from hard disk, to know go http://www.freedrivewipe.com/format-hard-drive.html. You can use the trial version of Drive wipe software where three methods are present or if you want all nine methods, you can purchase the software and get benefit of all wiping methods.

What are the features of Wipe Drive software?

  • Makes use of 9 different shredding patterns to wipe your sensitive data.
  • Wipes all your confidential files and folders permanently from hard drives, memory cards, USB drives etc.
  • Wipe a complete hard drive or a logical drive (partition).
  • Compatible with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 formatted partitions or drives.
  • Supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2008 operating systems.
  • Provides rapid drive wiping speed to save time and resources.

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

What are the necessary steps to wipe USB drive?

Step 1: Download and install Drive Wipe software. Now connect USB drive with your computer, select USB drive from the main screen.

Wipe USB Drive - Main Screen

Step 2: Select any one of the 9 wiping method and press “Next”. You can even go back by clicking on “Back” button if you don’t want to wipe USB drive. After successful wiping of USB drive, software will show you a message stating that the particular drive was successfully wiped.

Wipe USB Drive - Choose wiping method

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008