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How to Permanently Delete Data from SD Card on Mac?

by Shirly Chen, 2017-04-16

Someday, I find an old SD card. I don’t need it anymore, so I just want to throw it to trash. When I connect it with my Mac, I find many photos and videos. I know when I delete the photos/videos or format the SD card, the photos/videos are still can be recovered by Mac data recovery software. So, it is not safe to me. I should find a solution to permanently erase data on the SD card before I throw it into trash bin. What should I do? Finally, I find an easy solution to permanently delete data from the SD card on my Mac. If you also need this kind of solution, just read this article.

What I need if I am going to shred data from SD card under Mac OS? I need three tools:

  • My Mac
  • Card reader
  • Data erasure software

Now, I just need to find reliable data erasure software which can help in permanently deleting data from SD card on Mac. There are some data erasure programs, but most of them are only for Windows operating system. Fortunately, DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac gives me the hope. This data erasure software for Mac can help me erase data permanently from any hard drive and external device.

Actually, this software offers so many options that I can securely erase my data or deleted data from the SD card on Mac. It will not affect the service life of the SD card. If you will sell or donate your SD card to other people, it could be a good option for erasing private data on the SD card under Mac OS.

Three modes to permanently delete data from SD card on Mac

Mode 1: permanently delete data from SD card on Mac

This mode can help you permanently delete files/folders from SD card under Mac OS. Just select the files/folders from the SD card, then click on “Erase Now” button to permanently erase the selected files/folders.

how to permanently delete data from SD card on Mac

Mode 2: wipe SD card on Mac

If you want to permanently erase all data information on the SD card, this mode is perfect for you. It will format and erase the entire SD card to permanently wipe all data information, no trace left.

how to permanently delete data from SD card on Mac

Mode 3: wipe deleted/lost data on the SD card

If you only want to permanently erase already deleted/lost data on the SD card, you can wipe the free disk space of the SD card. All the deleted/lost data will be permanently erased. It will not affect the existing data.

how to permanently delete data from SD card on Mac

I just quickly and securely delete all my data from the SD card on Mac. Then I run a data recovery program to scan the SD card, no data found. It means all my data information is lost forever. If you want to permanently delete data from SD card on a Mac, you also can download DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac. It is really the best tool for permanently erasing data from any hard drive or device.