Advanced features

Once a disk bay layout is created, there are a number of actions that can be performed to format or manipulate the layout and appearance of the disks in the KillDisk application.

Locking Disks

In order to prevent accidental deletion of important disks, KillDisk supports locking of disks. Once a disk is locked, no write operations are allowed to be performed on the drive. To do this, simply find the disk that needs to be locked and enable the corresponding check box in the Locked column of the Disk bay layout view.

Figure: Locking a disk to prevent accidental destruction

Locking clone source

Disks that are planned to be used as master copy for Disk cloning could be marked in disk bay layout by selecting disk bay and clicking Clone Lock in toolbar. Thus disks marked this way will be protected from accidental destruction and also will be available in list devices as source for disk cloning.

Figure: Locking a disk as clone source

Auto erase

Auto Erase feature designed to speed up disk wiping process in scenario when many disks must be erased with the same erase attributes with less user interaction. When disk is inserted in a bay marked as auto Erase then disk erase procedure will start without any introduction or confirmation dialogs. However you will see 30 seconds countdown started on disk bay about to be erased and may cancel this action by selecting disk bay widget and clicking Stop button in view's toolbar or in context menu.

Figure: Locking a disk

Use this feature with extreme caution — be sure that inserted disk is intended to be erased and appeared in a right bay. You will have 30 seconds to abort disk erasure.