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How to Reformat Western Digital Portable Hard Drive?

by Shirly Chen, 2017-12-28

“Hi, I am going to sell a 2TB WD portable hard drive. I think it is necessary to reformat the WD portable hard drive and permanently erase my private data. Is there any fast way to reformat the WD portable hard drive and erase all the data on the hard drive?” – Norio

“Hello, I connect my Western Digital portable hard drive with my computer. But my computer can’t recognize the portable hard drive. Is there any way to reformat the portable hard drive to solve this issue?” – Misa

“My WD external hard drive is attacked by unknown virus, most of the files on the hard drive are infected. I want to reformat the WD external hard drive and permanently erase the virus-infected files.” – Jimmy

how to reformat WD portable hard drive

Reformatting is the best way to reset the Western Digital (WD) portable hard drive to factory status. Then the WD portable hard drive is able to securely be reused, resold, recycled or donated to other people. Especially, when you are going to throw an old WD portable hard drive into a trash, you’d better reformat it and permanently erase all your private data on it. However, do you know how to reformat WD portable hard drive? There may be lots of methods to reformat a WD portable hard drive on PC or Mac. Today, we will introduce an easy, secure and efficient way to reformat WD portable hard drive.

WD portable hard drive reformatting software for Windows/Mac

In order to reformat WD portable hard drive and permanently erase the data on the WD portable hard drive, we strongly recommend you to use this tool – Super Eraser to help you reformat the WD portable hard drive. Download this WD portable hard drive reformatting software here:

Super Eraser offers certified data erasure algorithms to help in reformatting and erasing WD portable hard drive. Before you use this tool to reformat your WD portable hard drive, make sure all your important data on the WD portable hard drive has been backed up to another hard drive. Once the WD portable hard drive is reformatted by Super Eraser, all the data on the WD portable hard drive will be permanently erased, can’t be recovered by data recovery software.

Easily reformat WD portable hard drive with Super Eraser

Super Eraser can help you efficient reformat WD portable hard drive on PC or Mac. Here, you can follow these steps to reformat WD portable hard drive with Super Eraser.

Step 1: Connect your WD portable hard drive with the computer.

Just connect your WD portable hard drive with the computer which has installed Super Eraser. Then run Super Eraser on your computer.

Step 2: Reformat the WD portable hard drive.

Choose this mode “Wipe Hard Drive”, select the WD portable hard drive, click on “Wipe Now” button. Super Eraser will reformat the WD portable hard drive and permanently erase all data on the WD portable hard drive.

how to reformat WD portable hard drive

Super Eraser is 100% safe data erasure software. It will not shorten the service life of the WD portable hard drive even the WD portable hard drive is erased 35 times by this software. Super Eraser also can help you permanently erase files/folders from WD portable hard drive, and wipe the free disk space of the WD portable hard drive.