Hard Disk Eraser

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Main Features


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

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

Universal Boot Disk Creator for CD/USB media for Windows, Linux & DOS targets

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

Comments can be easily added to custom certificate for each session

Includes the latest versions of Active@ Boot Disk Lite (WinPE-based) & Active@ LiveCD (Linux-based) with all the latest utilities

Linux-based boot disk (LiveCD) and Windows-based boot disk support UEFI secure boot on x64 systems


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

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

Detects and displays information about all volumes, partitions, hard disks, external USB disks & USB Flash cards currently connected to your computer

Wipes out unused space on all disks completely by securely overwriting data on the physical level using [One Pass Zeros] data destruction method

Erases partitions, logical drives and even unused disk space

Erasing report can be saved as a text file & exported in XML format

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

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

Does not matter which file system (FAT, NTFS, HFS+, etc) resides on the drive being erased, physical disk is erased using low-level disk access

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

Double confirmation excludes possibility of accidental disk erasing

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

Supports fixed disks, floppies, zip drives, USB Flash Cards and USB/USB3 external devices

Utility is so compact that it 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

Cleans any storage media: hard disks, SSDs, USB drives & removable disks

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

Includes one year of FREE product updates from the Web


Data verification can be performed after erasing is completed


Both Wipe and Kill functions support more than 20 international erasing standards plus User Defined method


Erases with User Defined method, using user's pattern and specified number of passes


Custom Logo & Info can be embedded into erase/wipe certificate


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


Save Log & Shutdown PC option after erase completed


Command Line Mode

The utility has a command line mode which can be used in custom scripts. It allows you even to start the erase procedure automatically without user's interaction (batch mode). By running the utility with parameters you can:

  • Start erasing of any particular disk or all detected disks
  • Specify one of more than twenty disk sanitizing methods to use
  • Store disk erase log & disk erase PDF certificates to a desired location
  • Write erase fingerprint to disk's first sector, shutdown PC after completion and much more...

This example shows how you can run the utility with command line parameters. It will automatically detect and erase all detected hard drives using DoD 5220.22 M data destruction method (3 passes) with no user interaction.

   > KillDisk –eraseallhdds -erasemethod=2 -noconfirmation 

If you've place this command to the bootable disk startup script (like "autoexec.bat") and insert the disk into the CD/USB drive, all you have to do to erase everything on the machine is Turn On the computer!

Active@ KillDisk Customizations

Our customization service allows you to request additional functions and features which we would be able to build in to the product. Such features can include anything from:

  • Customization to the boot menu
  • Custom erase methods
  • Include your logo in erasure logs/certificates
  • Customized erasure reports for additional fields/attributes as required

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