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Ultimate version

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KillDisk Ultimate is an easy-to use tool set that allows to sanitize storage media using more than 20 international erase methods including US DoD 5220.22 M. It erases permanently all data on Hard Disks, Solid State Drives, Memory Cards & USB disks, SCSI storage & RAID disk arrays even in parallel mode.

Ultimate version includes Windows application, separate Linux installation, Console Boot Disk (supporting Secure Erase), 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. Licensing policy implies no additional cost per erase!

Windows Application:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32 & 64-bit)
Windows 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 Servers
38MB free disk's space
Intel© Pentium+
512MB+ RAM

Linux Application:

Linux Kernel v. 2.6+ (64-bit)
KDE, Gnome & other desktops
36MB free disk's space
Intel© Pentium+
512MB+ RAM

Console Boot Disk:

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

Win Boot Disk & Linux LiveCD:

Intel-based 64-bit PC (x64)
CD/DVD/BD/USB drive to boot from
500MB storage space on CD/DVD/BD/USB
Intel© Pentium+ on PC to boot up
1GB 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 www.smtp-server.com

 

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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