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Permanently Erase Data before Selling External Hard Drive

by Shirly Chen, 2018-12-21

“Hi, I am planning to sell an old external hard drive. But, before selling it, I wonder if I can permanently erase all my private data on the external hard drive. Every time I format the external hard drive, the data recovery program still can scan and find my data. Is there any way to permanently erase my data before selling the external hard drive?” - Goris

How to permanently erase data before selling old external hard drive? Just delete all files or format the external hard drive? NO! Data Recovery Software can easily and quickly recover deleted or formatted data from an external hard drive. When other people get your external hard drive, he or she can easily get your private data. In most cases, the user wants to permanently erase sensitive data before selling an old external hard drive.

Erase data permanently from an external hard drive at the time of sale

Our external hard drives are tools that must be permanently erased when selling them to someone else, as we tend to store in the information of all kinds, from photos and videos of our travels to important documents of our daily life or the office. To be always up to date with our tools and devices of daily use is something essential, to have where to store data to dispose of it in any place and moment, facilitates very much our daily journey, from the simplest thing like storing our favorite movies until having several files of legal importance, it is for this reason that at the moment of selling our disks we must leave them as if there had never been anything stored in them.

DoYourData Super Eraser, offers us three methods by which the total erasure of these data is possible, simply download it from its official website through the button that we will leave below and once on your PC install it, then with a few simple steps, we will explain everything that this program can do for you.

Mode 1: Permanently delete some files before selling old external hard drive.

If you only want to permanently erase some files from external hard drive before you sell it, this mode is perfect for you. You just need to add the files from the external hard drive to the erasure list, then click on “Erase Now” button to permanently shred the selected files.

permanently erase the data before selling the external hard drive

Mode 2: Wipe external hard drive before you sell it.

This mode will help you wipe all data information on the external hard drive before you sell it. This is the recommended method to erase all data before selling external hard drive.

permanently erase the data before selling the external hard drive

Mode 3: Wipe free disk space of external hard drive.

If you don’t want to erase the existing files on the external hard drive, but want to permanently erase previously deleted data, this is best method. This mode will erase free disk space of the external hard drive to destroy all deleted/lost data on the external hard drive.

permanently erase the data before selling the external hard drive

DoYourData Super Eraser offers the 3 modes to help you permanently erase data before selling old external hard drive. We strongly recommend to mode 2 to permanently wipe all data on the external hard drive before you sell it.