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wipe WD My Passport portable drive

“Hi, I have a 1TB WD My Passport portable drive and will sell it tomorrow. I format it, but the data still can be found by data recovery software. Is there any way to permanently erase data on it?” - Kevin

How to permanently erase data from WD My Passport portable drive? Actually, when you format the WD My Passport portable drive, the formatted data still can be recovered by data recovery software. How to avoid this? Just try data erasure software.

WD My Passport portable drive data eraser

DoYourData Super Eraser is a powerful, safe and easy-to-use data erasure program. It offers certified data erasure methods including 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). Once your data on WD My Passport portable drive is erased by DoYourData Super Eraser, the erased data will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software.

Main features:

  • Selectively shred files/folders from WD My Passport portable drive.
  • Erase deleted data permanently on WD My Passport portable drive.
  • Wipe WD My Passport portable drive to erase all data on it.
  • Easy to use.
  • Will not cause any damage to your WD My Passport portable drive (HDD/SSD).

DoYourData Super Eraser is fully compatible with Windows and Mac OS. It can help you wipe WD My Passport portable drive on Windows and Mac OS. Download it here:

Easy steps to wipe WD My Passport portable drive

Step 1. Connect WD My Passport portable drive to your computer. Before wiping it, you’d better make a full backup of your WD My Passport portable drive.

Step 2. Run DoYourData Super Eraser on your computer, choose data erasure mode - Wipe Hard Drive. This mode will format and permanently wipe all data (existing data and deleted/lost data included) from your WD My Passport portable drive.

wipe WD My Passport portable drive

Step 3. Click on Wipe Now button, once the process gets finished, all data on the WD My Passport portable drive will be gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method.

wipe WD My Passport portable drive

Before you sell, donate or trade in an old WD My Passport portable drive, you can follow the steps above to quickly and permanently erase all your data from it. This method also can help you format the WD My Passport portable drive and fix all logical errors.

DoYourData Super Eraser also offers other methods to help you permanently erase data from your WD My Passport portable drive.

Erase Files - add files/folders from the WD My Passport portable drive to the erasure list and permanently erase them.

wipe WD My Passport portable drive

Erase Free Space - wipe free disk space of the WD My Passport portable drive to permanently erase all already deleted/lost data from it. It will not erase the existing data.

wipe WD My Passport portable drive

DoYourData Super Eraser also supports to erase data from Seagate external hard drive, Samsung portable SSD, HDD, SSD, PC, Mac, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, etc. Once the data is erased by DoYourData Super Eraser, the erased data will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. Download it here: