Ultimate version

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KillDisk Ultimate is an easy-to use tool set that allows to sanitize storage media using 24 international erase methods including US DoD 5220.22 M and NIST 800-88. For Solid State Disks (SSD) supported low-level ATA Secure Erase (Linux App & Console). It erases permanently all data on Hard Disks, Solid State Drives, Memory Cards & USB disks, SCSI storage & RAID disk arrays even in parallel mode. Licensing policy implies no additional cost per erase!

Ultimate package includes Windows application, Linux installation & Console Boot Disk as well as Windows-based & Linux-based Boot Disk ISO images & universal Bootable Disk Creator for CD/DVD/Blu-ray/USB disks. With Boot Disks you can boot up and sanitize any PC without necessity to boot computer's Operating System first. System disk (where Windows is usually installed) can be easily sanitized this way. Powerful Command Line scripting options allow to run software in Batch Mode, providing automated operations without user interaction.

Windows Application:

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Win Servers 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019/2022
600 MB free disk's space
Intel© Pentium+ (64-bit or 32-bit)
512 MB+ RAM to operate

Linux Application:

Ubuntu 16.04+ or similar
KDE, Gnome or other Desktop
50 MB free disk's space
Intel© Pentium+ (64-bit)
1 GB+ RAM to operate

Console Boot Disk:

Tiny & fast utility for any PC (32 & 64-bit)
CD/DVD/BD/USB drive to boot from
32 MB storage space on CD/DVD/BD/USB
Intel© Pentium+
64 MB RAM for execution

Win Boot Disk & Linux LiveCD:

Intel-based 64-bit PC (x64)
CD/DVD/BD/USB drive to boot from
600 MB storage space on CD/DVD/BD/USB
Intel© Pentium+ on PC to boot up
1 GB RAM on PC to boot up


Parallel Secure Erasing

True parallel erasing of multiple disks at the same time (limited to number of licenses purchased), more than 20 international sanitation methods

Wipes out unused space

Unused space on all disks can be wiped out by overwriting data securely more than 20 international data destruction methods

Reports & Certificates

After sanitizing completion certificates customized with company's logo can be printed or saved in PDF and exported to XML

Disk inspection tools

Powerful disk examination tools such as File Browser & Disk Viewer give you a complete overview of volumes and low-level sectors on your disks

  Freeware Ultimate

Parallel erasing of multiple disks at the same time, independent erase & wipe sessions

2 disks 2 disks

Erasing disks with One Pass Zeros sanitizing standard


Included Console boot disk to boot and erase both modern 64-bit & legacy 32-bit (x86) systems


Support for more than 20 international erasing standards including US DoD 5220.22 M and User Defined method


Command Line parameters used in scripting allow to automate erase procedures (Batch Mode)


Certificates can be customized with company's logo & comments can be easily added to certificates for each session


Included Windows-based boot disk supporting UEFI secure boot on x64 systems


Included Linux-based boot disk (LiveCD) supporting UEFI secure boot on x64 systems


Console application supports Secure Erase (ATA command) for SSD/HDD


User defined erase method can specify custom pattern for each pass using even hexadecimal (HEX) values


Detects, displays and resets/erases Hard Disk Hidden Zones (HPA or DCO areas)


Ability to send e-mail reports via pre-configured FREE SMTP account at


Save Log & Shutdown PC option after erase completed


Fingerprint (sanitizing status: date, erase method, etc) can be placed to first disk's sector & displayed after boot up the disk


Displays information about all volumes, partitions, hard disks, external USB disks & Memory sards currently connected


Wipes out unused space on all disks completely by securely overwriting data on the physical level


Support for wiping out unused sectors on Apple HFS+, Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, Unix UFS/XFS/JFS & MS FAT/exFAT/NTFS file systems


Supports all possible I/O interfaces: IDE / USB / SATA / eSATA / SSD / SCSI disks, LUN / RAID disk arrays


Supports large-size disks (more than 4TB in size) & new disks having 4kb sector size


Built-in Hex Viewer allows to inspect raw disk's sectors: MBR, volume boot sectors, file system records & data file clusters


Very easy to use: intuitive user interface for beginners, as well as a powerful command line mode for advanced users


Supports fixed disks (HDD), Solid State Disks (SSD), Memory Cards and USB/USB3 external devices


Utility can be placed on a bootable disk and used from it. You do not even need to boot from the hard drive to erase it


Supports MBR and GPT (GUID Partition Table) style partitioning for wiping/erasing of volumes


Certificate can be displayed after erase/wipe completion and saved as PDF


Erases physical disks, partitions, logical drives & even unused disk space


Boot Disk Creator can pre-configure KillDisk startup process on the Boot Disk using Command Line parameters


Universal Boot Disk Creator prepares CD/DVD/BD/ISO/USB media for bootable Windows/Linux/Console environment


Sanitizing Hard Disks - Erase Options

KillDisk Desktop

Parallel Disk Erasing is in Progress

Parallel Disk Erasing is in Progress

Erasing Complete - Sanitizing Certificate

Erasing Complete - Sanitizing Certificate (PDF)
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Active@ KillDisk Overview

Advanced Disk Erasing Techniques

How to use Boot Disk with Active@ KillDisk

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Data Utility

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