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Disk Wipe

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It is simple and works"

    May 1, 2013  |   By ajtc68

    Version: Disk Wipe 1.7

    Pros

    No adds - no nonsense
    Works as advertised
    Downloaded from http://www.diskwipe.org/

    Cons

    Takes long time - but then it does take long time!

    Summary

    Used it for a 300 GB USB HD - had it running overnight at lowest level. Checked with Recuva from Piriform, which found some tmp files, however, these are all with invalid data. Guess it is because DiskWipe creates a file that fills the entire sector and fills it with 0's.

    Updated on May 1, 2013

    Forgot: After using DiskWipe, I found out that CCleaner now also includes a diskcleaner feature. DiskWipe may be useful as simple tool when cleaning HDD on a USB stick.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless program"

    December 23, 2012  |   By fnielsen

    Version: Disk Wipe 1.7

    Pros

    Nice interface

    Cons

    I spent 8 hours securely wiping a 2TB harddisk. When I checked it with Recuva hundreds of files could be recovered successfully. In other words this is a useless pieces of software.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not wipe drives"

    November 27, 2012  |   By jasonalv

    Version: Disk Wipe 1.7

    Pros

    Easy to use GUI

    Cons

    Does not actually wipe a drive

    Summary

    Performed a wipe of an IDE drive using a USB bridge. Perform a DoD 3 pass wipe with 0s. I then used forensic tool to examine the hexadecimal data on the drive. The wipe itself only zeroed out the Directory entry portion of the FAT32 drive. It did not zero out the actual data itself. Putting all zeros in the directory portion essentially unallocated the files and directories on the drive, but the data can easily be recovered.

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