Windows (from $49)
|MediaTools Wipe Key Features|
|Able to erase up to 18 DRIVES simultaneously.|
|DriveLock: Allows user to hide drives that are not intended to be wiped, to prevent accidental wiping of OS or Data HD.|
|MultiWipe: Allows 18 DRIVES to be selected at once for batch wiping.|
|Full HEX VIEWER allows you to preview any sectors on a drive.|
|Designed for hot swapping compatibility, NO REBOOTING REQUIRED to swap out drives after completion.|
|Displays detected drive model, serial number and partition information.|
|Supports erasing complete drives, partitions, or sector ranges.|
|MULTIPLE WIPE METHODS SUPPORTED: Including forward and reverse of AR380-19, AFSSI 5020, AVSO P 5239-26, NCSC TG-025 as well as DOD c, d, e and h.|
|Supports IDE / ATA / SATA / SCSI hard disk drives.|
|Supports fixed disks, USB, floppies, zip drives, Flash media drives.|
|OPERATES FROM BOOTABLE CD or you can make your own bootable USB drive (drive not included).|
|Export of log files to Microsoft Excel.|
|Tracking of drives that have been wiped previously (so a log on a per drive basis).|
|Linux version of wipe is included.|
|Custom Wipe Signatures can be applied to each wiped drive (for later verification of wiped sectors).|
|Optional Data Verification Pass may be performed after erasing is completed.|
|Displays Erase/Wipe Certificate for printing.|
The main display panel provides integrated status information for all ongoing operations. Instantly see the status of all drives and wipe operations, audible alerts provide notice of errors or completed actions.
After each wipe operation has completed successfully a detailed Certificate of Secure Wipe is available for printing.
There are a variety of options that may be selected and used during a wipe operation:
The wipe area option is used to select which area of a drive is to be wiped. The drop-down menu box let you quickly and easily select; the whole drive, one of the partitions that may be on the drive, or a custom area.
Fill Pattern or Pattern File
You can choose to have MediaTools Wipe use a data pattern when writing wipe data to the drive. The pattern can be a simple sequence of alphanumeric characters or you can use an exact sector pattern contained in pattern file.
Sectors Per Time
The user settable 'Sectors Per Time' value is the 'chunk' size that MediaTools Wipe will use each time it writes to the drive. This may be alter to the nominal value for a system/drive.
This value can be selected to specify the method of the wipe. You may select from: Forward or Reverse.
This value is used to control whether the remaining part of a block write is skipped when an error is encountered or whether a re-attempt is made to write the remainder of the 'chunk'.
Error Skip Size & Dynamic Error Skipping
These options are used in combination with the Wipe Method to direct how skipping is done when an error occurs in the wiping process.
Verify After Wipe
If this setting is selected MediaTools Wipe will verify all sectors are wiped by comparing the data read to what was written (the wipe pattern). Turning on Verify will essentially double the time it takes for a wipe operation to complete. The entire "write pass" (wipe) is performed first, followed by the "read pass" which compares the data read to the wipe pattern.
Ignore Write Errors
This On/OFF value is used to control whether MediaTools Wipe stops and waits for user input on each write error, or instead continues automatically after each error without stopping. This allows errors to be skipped over while still recording a complete list in the log file.
Ignore Read Errors
This On/Off value is used to control whether MediaTools Wipe stops and waits for user input on each read error, or instead continues automatically after each error without stopping. This allows errors to be skipped over while still recording a complete list in the log file. Only applicable for use during a verify operation.
Ignore Compare Errors
This On/Off value is used to control whether MediaTools Wipe stops and waits for user input on each compare error, or instead continues automatically after each error without stopping. This allows errors to be skipped over while still recording a complete list in the log file. Only applicable for use during a verify operation.
Log File Viewing
A log file of the current operation can viewed at any time by pressing the SAVE button next to 'Log File'. The log may be save to a file.
The Hex Viewer Panel
The Viewer Panel is used to examine sectors of data from a drive. The Viewer can be used to review, or monitor the wiping process. Any disk sector can be viewed independently of any ongoing operation.