Erase Data on Old Computer/Drive Permanently before Selling

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Ava

updated on 2020-02-12 to Data Erasure

Summary: After updating computer or hard drive, a users will sell the old one mostly. However, if the computer or hard drive has been used for a long time, there will be some important data on the computer/drive. Only after erasing data permanently, then a user can then sell the old computer or hard drive without hesitation.

permanently erase data before selling old computer or hard drive

If the performance of the computer or the space of the hard drive is not enough for further use, users may want to change their old computer or hard drive. After swapping the old machine/hard drive, the old one will be sold mostly. But you will be worried about the data security on the old computer/drive. If you just remove the old files from the old computer/drive, it would not be safe as there are many data recovery software that can recover lost data from the old device.

It’s better to permanently erase data before selling old computer or hard drive. Only after wiping the data completely, then you can sell the old computer or hard drive without fear of the data leakage. TS DataWiper is a professional tool that can help users erase all the data on the drive/computer totally. Then it’s not able to recover the old data from the computer or hard drive. Please just download the software now to have a try.

The software can wipe data from old computer or hard drive in different erasure standards, such as HMG Infosec Standard 5, Peter Gutmann's algorithm 2, U.S. Army AR380-19, DOD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann's algorithm 35. It can satisfy different user’s needs.

How to permanently erase data before selling old computer or hard drive?

As an all-in-one data erasure tool, TS DataWiper provides different options for users to erase data in different cases. It can wipe the existing files, lost/deleted data, or even the entire drive to keep data security for users. Here we will introduce these options for users in detail. Then any user can choose a proper option to wipe the data for specified goal.

Option 1. Erase files/folders on old computer or hard drive.

If you just want to delete some important files/folders from the old computer or hard drive before selling it, it’s very proper to use this option. It can wipe these important files from your old computer or hard drive totally.

permanently erase data before selling old computer or hard drive

Option 2. Erase hard drive on old computer.

To ensure all the data on the computer/hard drive can be wiped completely, we suggest you choose the entire drive to erase. It will wipe all the existing or lost data from the drive permanently.

permanently erase data before selling old computer or hard drive

Options 3. Erase free space on old computer/hard drive.

After deleting data from old computer or hard drive, the deleted data is still located on the old computer or hard drive. To ensure the deleted data cannot be recovered with any tool, please choose this option, it will erase all the data on the free space of the old computer/hard drive.

permanently erase data before selling old computer or hard drive

With all the 3 options, users can permanently erase data before selling old computer or hard drive. You will find it is very easy to do the job with our software. With only a few clicks, users can wipe the desired data completely and safely from the old computer or hard drive. Then no one can recover the wiped data from your old computer or hard drive, and then you don’t need to worry about data breach.

The software is able to wipe data from different devices on computers, including internal/external hard drive, SSD, USB flash drive, memory stick or any other storage media. Also, this erasure application is fully compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. For instance, it can wipe data on Windows 10, erase files on macOS 10.15 or any other operating systems.