How to Permanently Erase Data on Mac Mini?

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Ava

updated on 2020-07-01 to Mac Data Erasure

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In most cases, you don’t need to do erasure on your Mac Mini because there is no security issue. However, when you are planning to sell, donate or trade in your Mac Mini, you’d better permanently erase your sensitive data such as videos, business documents, financial files, audios, emails etc. Mac Disk Utility is able to erase the entire hard drive on your Mac Mini, but the erased data still can be recovered by some powerful data recovery applications (such as TogetherShare Data Recovery for Mac).

And please note that the deleted data, even the data that was deleted a few years ago, still can be restored by data recovery software. When you are going to sell, give away or lend your Mac Mini to other person, you should find a data erasure solution. We strongly recommend some data erasure applications - such as TS DataWiper for Mac.

Three ways to erase Mac Mini data

TS DataWiper for Mac is a professional & easy-to-use Mac data erasure application. It offers certified data erasure standards including HMG Infosec Standard 5, Baseline; DOD 5220.22-M; U.S. Army AR380-19; Peter Gutmann's algorithm. It makes sure the erased data would be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. And it is 100% safe, will never cause any damage to your SSD or device. Just download it here:

With advanced data erasure technology, TS DataWiper for Mac is fully capable of erasing sensitive data on Mac Mini. It offers three data erasure modes.

Mode 1. Permanently erase files/folders from Mac Mini.

Just run TS DataWiper for Mac on your Mac Mini computer, then select the files/folders you want to erase and click on Erase Now button to permanently erase the selected files/folders.

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Mode 2. Wipe an entire hard drive on Mac Mini.

Choose mode - Erase Hard Drive and choose the hard drive you want to erase. Just wipe the entire hard drive by clicking on Erase Now button. Please note that all data information on the selected hard drive will be permanently erased.

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Mode 3. Wipe free disk space on Mac Mini.

If you only want to erase deleted data on Mac Mini, just select the Mac HDD/SSD. Then click on Erase Now button to permanently erase the deleted data on Mac Mini. It will not affect the existing data on your Mac Mini.

erase Mac Mini data

Once the data is erased by TS DataWiper for Mac, the data is gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. So, please back up your data before you permanently erase it. You can copy the data to a backup hard drive, or use disk backup software to help you easily make a backup of your Mac Mini data.

Before you sell or donate your Mac Mini, you’d better permanently erase your sensitive data. You also can read this guide: things you should do before you sell, donate or trade in your Mac. TS DataWiper for Mac also can help you wipe data on MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, etc. Download it here: