Active@ KillDisk for Windows Version

The performance of Active@ KillDisk for Windows Version depends on the version of the application, as displayed in the table below.

FREEWARE vs. PROFESSIONAL

Features Free Professional
Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive or logical partition Erase Hard Drive. Feature check Erase Hard Disk feature check
Erases partitions, logical drives and unused disk space FREE: Erases partitions, logical drives and unused disk space Free check PRO: Erases partitions, logical drives and unused disk space PRO check
Supports IDE / ATA / SATA / eSATA / SSD / SCSI / iSCSI disks / LUN / RAID Disk Arrays Erase Hard Drive: Supports IDE / ATA ... hard disk drives Free check Hard Drive Eraser: Supports IDE / ATA ... hard disk drives PRO check
Supports parallel erasing/wiping: two or more HDDs can be cleaned up simultaneously Erase Hard Drive: parallel erasing/wiping Hard Drive Eraser: parallel erasing/wiping
Supports fixed disks, floppies, zip drives, USB Flash Cards and USB/USB3 external devices Erase Hard Drive: Supports fixed disks, floppies, zip drives, USB Flash Cards Free check Hard Drive Eraser: Supports fixed disks, floppies, zip drives, USB Flash Cards PRO check
Supports Batch Mode (can be run without of any user interaction) Hard Drive Eraser Supports Batch Mode Hard Drive Eraser Supports Batch Mode
Supports large-sized drives (more than 2 TB) Erase Hard Disk: Supports large-sized drives FREE check Erase Hard Disk: Supports large-sized drives PRO check
Supports Command Line parameters Erase Hard Disk - Supports Command Line mode Free check Erase Hard Disk - Supports Command Line mode PRO check
Operates from bootable CD/DVD/BD Disc or USB disk Erase Hard Disk - Operates from bootable: USB / floppy disk FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Operates from bootable: USB / floppy disk PRO check
Detects Hidden Areas (HPA/DCO) on the disks Detects Hidden Areas (HPA/DCO) on the disk Detects Hidden Areas (HPA/DCO) on the disks
Resets detected Disk Hidden Areas   Resets detected Disk Hidden Areas
Customizable security levels   Erase Hard Disk - Customizable security levels PRO check
Supports erasing of all detected HDDs and USBs Erase Hard Disk - Supports all detected hard disk drives FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Supports all detected hard disk drives PRO check
Erasing report can be sent out by e-mail via SMTP after erasing/wiping completed   Erase Hard Disk - Erasing report is created and can be saved as a file PRO check
Erasing report is created and can be saved in file   Erase Hard Disk - Includes Console Application to run and erase data under Windows PRO check
Displays detected drive and partition information Erase Hard Disk - Displays detected drive and partition information FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Displays detected drive and partition information PRO check
Scans NTFS/EFS, FAT/FAT32/exFAT, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4fs volumes and displays existing and deleted files and folders Erase Hard Disk - Scans NTFS and FAT volumes FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Scans NTFS and FAT volumes PRO check
Data verification may be performed after erasing is completed   Erase Hard Disk - Data verification may be performed after erasing is completed PRO check
Disk Viewer allows you to preview any sectors or file clusters on a drive Erase Hard Disk - Disk Viewer allows you to preview any sectors or file clusters on a drive FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Disk Viewer allows you to preview any sectors or file clusters on a drive PRO check
Displays Erase/Wipe certificate for printing Erase Hard Disk - Data verification may be performed after erasing is completed PRO check Erase Hard Disk - Data verification may be performed after erasing is completed PRO check
Saves Erase/Wipe certificate to PDF file Erase Hard Disk - Disk Viewer allows you to preview any sectors or file clusters on a drive FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Disk Viewer allows you to preview any sectors or file clusters on a drive PRO check
PDF Certificate can be customized, technician info and company logo can be inserted   Erase Hard Disk - Operates in DOS real mode PRO check
Wipes out NTFS, FAT/exFAT, HFS+ volumes from areas containing deleted and unused data Erase Hard Drive - Wipes out NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and FAT12 FREE check Erase Hard Drive - Wipes out NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and FAT12 PRO check
Wipes out free clusters (unused by file data sectors) Erase Hard Disk - Wipes out free clusters  FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Wipes out free clusters  PRO check
Wipes out file slack space (unused bytes in the last cluster occupied by file) Erase Hard Drive - Wipes out file slack space FREE check Erase Hard Drive - Wipes out file slack space PRO check
Wipes out deleted MFT records on NTFS and Directory system records on FAT/exFAT Erase Hard Disk - Wipes out deleted MFT and ROOT system records FREE check Erase Hard Disk - Wipes out deleted MFT and ROOT system records PRO check
Wipes out unused space in any MFT records and compressed clusters on NTFS Erase Hard Drive - Wipes out unused space in any MFT records and compressed clusters FREE check Erase Hard Drive - Wipes out unused space in any MFT records and compressed clusters PRO check
Maps network shares for storing logs and certificates, saves and restores mappings automatically Maps network shares for storing logs and certificates, saves and restores mappings automatically Maps network shares for storing logs and certificates, saves and restores mappings automatically
Boot Disk Creator prepares bootable CD/DVD/BD or USB disk and configures KillDisk auto-launch with command line parameters   Boot Disk Creator for KillDisk feature

Supports 22 standards plus User Defined method:

Erases with one-pass zeros How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Erases with one-pass zeros FREE check How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Erases with one-pass zeros PRO check
Erases with one-pass random characters   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Erases with one-pass random characters PRO check
Erases with user defined method, using specified number of passes and custom pattern (including hex values) for each pass  New!   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Erases with user defined method... PRO check
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - US Department of Defense 5220.22 M PRO check
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M (ECE)   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - US Department of Defense 5220.22 M (ECE) PRO check
US Department of Energy M205.1-2  New!   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - US Department of Defense 5220.22 M (ECE) PRO check
US Army AR380-19   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - US Army AR380-19 PRO check
US Air Force 5020   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - US Air Force 5020 PRO check
Navso P-5329-26 (MFM)   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Navso P-5329-26 (MFM) PRO check
Navso P-5329-26 (RL)   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Navso P-5329-26 (RL) PRO check
NCSC-TG-025   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - NCSC-TG-025 PRO check
Canadian OPS-II   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Canadian OPS-II PRO check
Canadian CSEC ITSG-06  New!   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Canadian OPS-II PRO check
HMG IS5 Baseline   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - HMG IS5 Baseline PRO check
HMG IS5 Enhanced   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - HMG IS5 Enhanced PRO check
German VISTR   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - German VISTR PRO check
Bruce Schneier   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Bruce Schneier PRO check
Gutmann's method   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Gutmann's method PRO check
Russian GOST p50739-95   How to erase hard drive? Erase Hard Drive - Russian GOST p50739-95 PRO check
NIST 800-88 1 standard   How to erase hard drive? NIST 800-88 1 standard PRO check
NIST 800-88 2 standard   How to erase hard drive? NIST 800-88 2 standard PRO check
NIST 800-88 3 standard   How to erase hard drive? NIST 800-88 3 standard PRO check
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