Seagate Expansion external disk (HDD/SSD/Desktop) is one of the best portable drives for both Windows users and Mac users.
“The Seagate Expansion Portable Drive quickly copies files and offers a ton of storage for the money. It's also compact enough to fit in your pocket and its no frills approach makes it easy to use with both computers and game consoles.” - CNET Review
Normally, you don’t have to wipe your Seagate Expansion external hard drive because there is no security issue. However, if you are going to sell, donate or trade in a Seagate Expansion external HDD or SSD, you have to permanently erase all your private data from it to avoid potential data recovery. As we know that whether the deleted data or formatted data can be easily recovered by data recovery software, so, you have to find an effective method to permanently erase your data.
How to permanently erase data from Seagate Expansion external hard drive?
DoYourData Super Eraser is one of the best data erasure programs. It can help you securely and permanently erase data from PC/Mac, HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, etc. Main features:
- Permanently erase data from Seagate Expansion disk on Windows and Mac OS.
- Certified data erasure standards: HMG Infosec Standard 5 (1 pass), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 2 (2 passes), U.S. Army AR380-19 (3 passes), DoD 5220.22-M ECE (7 passes), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 35 (35 passes).
- Three data erasure modes.
- 100% safe, it will not cause any damage to your Seagate Expansion SSD or HDD.
This data erasure software is pretty simple to use. It also can help you easily wipe data from your Seagate Expansion external hard drive, beyond the scope of data recovery.
Mode 1. Selectively shred files from Seagate Expansion external HDD/SSD.
Just add files/folders from your Seagate Expansion external hard drive to the erasure list. Then click on Erase Now button to permanently erase the selected files/folders.
Mode 2. Format and wipe Seagate Expansion external HDD/SSD.
This mode will permanently wipe all data on the select the hard drive. Just select your Seagate Expansion external hard drive and click on Wipe Now button.
Mode 3. Erase deleted data on your Seagate Expansion external HDD/SSD.
Wipe free disk space of your Seagate Expansion external hard drive, then it will permanently erase all deleted/lost data on your Seagate Expansion external hard drive. It will not erase the existing data on your disk.
Before you sell, donate or trade in your Seagate Expansion external hard drive, you can choose the second data erasure mode - Wipe Hard Drive. This mode will format and wipe the Seagate Expansion external hard drive. All data on the Seagate Expansion external hard drive will be permanently erased, leaving no trace for data recovery.
Please note that once your data is erased by DoYourData Super Eraser, the erased data will be gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. So, you’d better make a backup of your data before you permanently erase it.
DoYourData Super Eraser is a 100% safe data erasure program. It will not shorten the service life of your Seagate Expansion SSD/HDD even you wipe it with 35 pass data erasure standards.
This software also can help you permanently erase data from your Seagate Backup Plus drive, WD external hard drive, PC/Mac, USB flash drive, digital camera, RAID, Server, etc.
Securely and permanently erase data from HDD, SSD, USB drive, memory card or other device, beyond the scope of data recovery.