for Mac (Apple OS X)

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Active@ KillDisk for Mac is an easy-to use & compact freeware utility that allows to sanitize attached media storage with the 24 international data sanitizing standards. It permanently erases all data on Hard Disks, Solid State Drives, Memory Cards & USB drives, SCSI storage & RAID disk arrays.

Freeware version installation package (dmg) includes executable, being able to run on iMac, MacBook & Mac Pro family and erase all attached disks except the system disk with One Pass Zeros data sanitizing standard.

Professional version package (zip) contains two installations (dmg): KillDisk and Bootable Disk Creator. Installatoins include executables, being able to run on iMac, MacBook & Mac Pro family. After registration it erases all attached disks with 24 international data sanitizing standards including US DoD 5220.22-M and allows parallel erases. Starting version 14 installation package does contain Bootable Disc Creator and Linux-based Boot Disk components, for erasing iMac (MacBook/MacPro) system disks. After creating Boot Disk in OS X environment you'll be able to run Linux-based Boot Disk on iMac (keep Option key pressed while system boots up) and erase system disk.

MacOS Application:

Apple OS X 10.7 and higher
14MB free disk's space
1GB+ RAM to operate
iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro family
Attached HDD/SSD, SATA/eSATA, USB/USB3 or Memory Card storage to sanitize


Parallel Erasing

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

Wipe out unused space

Unused space on all disks can be wiped out by overwriting data securely using One Pass Zeros data destruction method

Disk inspection tools

Powerful disk examination tools such as File Browser & Disk Viewer give you a complete overview of your hard drives

Reports & Certificates

After sanitizing completion, work results can be printed or saved in PDF and exported to XML

  Freeware Professional

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


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


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


Detects, displays and resets/erases Hard Disk Drive hidden zones (HPA/DCO areas)


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


Save Log & Shutdown PC option after erase completed


Fingerprint including sanitizing status can be placed to disk's first 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 & 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


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


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

Data Recovery

Data Utility

Data Security

Data Backup

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