Disk Erase

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.

  1. Select a disks for erasure

    Use Disk Explorer View to select disk bays.

  2. Open Erase disks dialog dialog using one of the following methods:
    • Click the Erase command in the action toolbar
    • Click Actions > Disk Erase command from main menu
    • Click Disk Erase command from context menu
    • Click Erase Bach > Named batch command from toolbar or from Actions main menu to erase disks in predefined disk batch.

    Figure: Initiating the Erase operation

  3. Confirm erasure options

    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.

    Note:

    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.

  4. Observe 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.

When erasing completes you can review results and print an Erase Certificate Erase labels (KillDisk Desktop & Industrial only) for processed disks.

Figure: Disk Erase Summary