KillDisk is an extremely powerful tool for secure disk erasure. Individual disks or batches of disks can be erased to any desired standard with just a few clicks. The process to achieve this is outlined in this section.
Use Disk Explorer View to select disk bays.
Figure: Initiating the Erase operation
Use tabbed views to adjust disk erasure options if necessary. Available options:
Use Disk examination preferences page in application preferences to specify disk grading attributes if necessary.
If only one disk was selected for erasure than you can specify boundaries of erased area for selected disk by clicking Select exact disk area. Here you may select sector ranges, or select individual partitions.
Click OK button to begin disk erase process.
If Disk examination options was selected then disk examination will started first. Depending on examination outcome at second stage - disk erase begins.
Once the Erase procedure begins, you will see the disk bay represented as a progress bar and it will show the erase method and progress of that disk operation. The progress bar represents the percentage of data left to erase on the drive, with the corresponding percentage shown. As the procedure progresses, the percentage will decrease, and the red bar will get smaller.
The remaining time will also be seen and progress in the operation will be displayed, as shown below:
Figure: Disk Erase progressing
Figure: Disk Erase completed
Figure: Disk erasure
If Disk copy options was selected then after erase the final stage of this task begins - clone data from source to all successfully erased disks.