Disk wipe Windows 10

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 Disk wipe Windows 10

“Hey, guys. I have an old Windows 10 computer that has been used for many years. And I prepared to recycle it recently. As you know, there will be a lot of personal data on the computer that has been used for a long time. Now I need to completely empty the disk and delete all the data. Is there any method to easily wipe the disk? Thanks in advance!”


When do you need to wipe the disk?

You may be puzzled about when you need to wipe the disk. Actually, if you plan to donate or sell the disk to others, you might need to wipe the disk in Windows 10/8/7 completely and permanently. As we all know, a hard drive is usually used to store data, and it brings great convenience to our work and life. As time goes by, there will be more and more personal data on the disk. So, if a hard drive is not in use. You’d better clean up all the data on the disk to keep your data safe. When it comes to clearing disk data, most people choose to delete them directly.


However, under normal circumstances, if there is no special treatment, the deleted file does not actually disappear. The system just deletes the file names in the file allocation table. The real data is still on the disk, and it can be easily restored by some data recovery software. So, a wipe disk can be a better way to clear the hard drive.


The best disk wipe software

If you want to wipe the data on the disk in Windows 10/8/7 completely and permanently. You may need professional disk wipe software to complete this operation. Here AOMEI Partition Assistant is highly recommended, and it’s featured with "Wipe Hard Drive" feature that will overwrite a hard drive with zeros to protect the data from restoring.

Besides, it comes with many other powerful functions like Format Partition, Rebuilds MBR, Migrates OS to SSD, and so on. You can use this magical tool in Windows 10/8/7, Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista.


How to wipe disk in Windows 10/8/7?

The following example will show you the specific steps of wipe the disk in Windows 10/8/7. (If there is any important data on the hard drive, please back up data to cloud or external hard drive at first.)

Step 1.  Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-click the hard disk drive you want to wipe, then select “Wipe Hard Drive”.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose "Fil sectors with Zero" and click "OK".

Note: You can upgrade to the Professional edition to unlock the other 3 wiping methods that provide higher security.

Step 3. After that, it will back to the main interface. Click “Apply” > “Proceed” to execute the operation.

Note: If you need to wipe the system hard drive, you should create a bootable media and enter WinPE environment.


Secure erase SSD in Windows 7

If you need to wipe a solid-state drive, you can use the method above, because it will decrease its lifespan. The "SSD Secure Erase" in Professional Edition was specialized for solid-state drives. It is able to securely erase data on an SSD without hurting it.

SSD Secure Erase is only supported by Windows 7 operating system at present. If the operating system is not Windows 7, please connect the SSD to a Windows 7 computer.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant and right-click the SSD you want to erase and select “Secure Erase SSD”.

Step 2. Choose the SSD you want to erase, read it and click “Next”.

Step 3. Then check the selected SSD information. If it is in a frozen state. To continue, you need to reconnect the SSD to perform hot swap.


Perform hot-swap steps:

1. Open the case cover back cove (for desktop) or hard shell (for a laptop).

2. Find the SSD that needs to be securely erased.

3. Unplug the SSD power cable.

4. Unplug the SATA data cable of the SSD.

5. Then insert the SATA data cable back into the SATA port of the hard disk.

6. Finally, plug the power cord back into the power connector on the hard disk.

Notice: Do not turn off the computer and programs during hot plugging.

After hot-plugging to unlock the SSD, you can securely erase the SSD.

Step 5. Then click “next” to continue, and wait till the progress is finished.

* Clean the system disk will delete the system data, thus your Windows cannot start properly.


Verdict

Now, you know how to wipe the disk in Windows 10/8/7 effectively. Regular secure erase can significantly increase the read/write speed and performance under the premise of ensuring the service life of SSD. AOMEI Partition Assistant can be the best disk wipe software.

If you upgrade to the Professional edition, you can recover the lost partition. If the operating system of your computer is Windows Server, please turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to enjoy more advanced features.




Hopefully, this article about Disk wipe Windows 10, gives you a little insight. Also, read an article about DiskPart in Windows 10 that you may need to know. Thank you.

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