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 to select disk bays.
Figure: Initiating the Erase operation
Disk Erase options dialog pops up:
Figure: Disk Erase Options
Use tabbed views to adjust disk erasure options if necessary. Available options:
Use Disk Examination Options page in application preferences to specify disk grading attributes if necessary.
If single disk is selected for the Erase Disk command, disk area to be erase can be specified:
Figure: Erase Disk - Area Selection
You may also click on individual partitions and the selected individual partitions will be erased.
Click Start button to go to the final confirmation dialog:
Figure: Disk Erase Confirmation
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 Progress
Figure: Disk Erasure in the Disk Bays View
Figure: Disk Erase Completed
If Disk Clone Options was selected then after erase the final stage of this task begins - clone data from source to all successfully erased disks.