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How to Securely and Permanently Wipe Seagate Hard Drive Data?

by Shirly Chen, 2016-08-26

“Hi, I have a 2TB Seagate external hard drive. I am planning to sell it because I want to buy a new 4TB external hard drive. However, before reselling it, I want to permanently wipe all the data on it. I don’t want to other people recover my files with data recovery software. So I am looking for a permanent erasure solution to wipe all the existing data and history data on the external hard drive, what should I do?” – Mark Jones

wipe data on Seagate external hard drive

Permanent data erasure is the best way to destroy & wipe sensitive data on hard drive or storage media device. As we have known that data recovery software can easily recover deleted or formatted files. So deletion or format is not enough to permanently wipe data. Seagate external hard drive is famous removable device. You may store ten thousands of files or folders on the massive Seagate external hard drive. Under any of the following circumstances, you must want to solution to permanently wipe data from your Seagate external hard drive.

  • You are sharing a Seagate external hard drive with someone else or you are going to lend your Seagate external hard drive to other people.
  • You will donate, giveaway or resell your Seagate external hard drive.
  • The Seagate external hard drive is full of useless files or virus, malware, etc.
  • You want to regain the full storage of the Seagate external hard drive.

Wipe Seagate external hard drive with Super Eraser

When you are going to clean up the disk space of your Seagate external hard drive, you may just delete the files or format the Seagate external hard drive. However, there are two disadvantages when you use deletion or format. First of all, it takes much time for you to delete thousands of even more files. The second, the deleted or formatted files can be easily recovered by data recovery software. Other people can easily get your personal information by recovering your deleted/formatted files from your Seagate external hard drive.

So we develop a powerful tool – Super Eraser to permanently destroy and wipe data on hard drive or storage media device. Super Eraser can securely and permanently wipe data on Seagate external hard drive, it makes data recovery impossible. After data is wiped by Super Eraser, the data can’t be recovered by data recovery software or data recover service. And Super Eraser offers three modes to permanently wipe your data.

Mode 1: Wipe Files or Folders on Seagate external hard drive.

Selectively wipe files of folders on the Seagate external hard drive. You don’t need to wipe the entire hard drive.

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Mode 2: Wipe entire Seagate external hard drive.

This mode will wipe the entire Seagate external hard drive to wipe all the existing files and deleted files on he Seagate external hard drive. It means it will wipe all the data and traces.

wipe data on Seagate external hard drive

Mode 3: Wipe deleted files on Seagate external hard drive.

This mode will only wipe the deleted files or traces on your Seagate external hard drive without wiping the existing files.

wipe data on Seagate external hard drive

Super Eraser will permanently wipe the data on your Seagate external hard drive. So before you use it to wipe your Seagate external hard drive, you should back up your useful files to other hard drive.