2.1 System Requirements for DOS

This chapter outlines the minimum requirements for PCs using Active@ KillDisk for DOS.

Personal Computer

  • IBM PC/AT compatible CPU
  • Operates with processors as old as Intel 286
  • 640 Kb of RAM
  • Video must be EGA or better resolution

Drive Storage System

  • 1.44 Mb floppy diskette drive or CD-ROM drive
  • Hard Disk Drive type IDE, ATA, SATA or SCSI with controllers

Other Requirements

  • One blank 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch floppy disk suitable for formatting or a blank
  • CD-ROM to burn an ISO image.
  • Alternately use a Windows 95/98/ME Startup Disk.

Table 2-1 Differences Between Free and Professional Versions

Version FREE Pro
Securely overwrites all data on drive Erase Hard Disk. Securely overwrites all data on drive Erase Hard Disk
Displays detected drive information Erase Hard Disk. Displays detected drive information Erase Hard Disk
Supports IDE / ATA / SCSI drives Erase Hard Disk. Supports IDE / ATA / SCSI drives Erase Hard Disk
Supports solid state drives (SSD) Erase Hard Disk. Supports solid state drives (SSD) Erase Hard Disk
Supports Fixed Disks /USBs/Floppies/Zip drives /Jazz drives Erase Hard Disk. Supports Fixed Disks /USBs/Floppies/Zip drives /Jazz drives Erase Hard Disk
Supports large (more than 128GB) drives Erase Hard Disk. Supports large (more than 128GB) drives Erase Hard Disk
Operates independent of Operating System and File System Erase Hard Disk. Operates independent of Operating System and File System Erase Hard Disk
Supports Command Line mode Erase Hard Disk. Supports Command Line mode Erase Hard Disk
Operates from bootable USB / floppy Erase Hard Disk. Operates from bootable USB / floppy Erase Hard Disk
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M compliant   Erase Hard Disk. US Department of Defense 5220.22 M compliant
Customized Security Levels   Erase Hard Disk. Customized Security Levels
Supports all detected Hard Disk Drives   Supports all detected Hard Disk Drives
 

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