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How to Permanently Erase Data from USB Stick on Mac?

by Shirly Chen, 2018-04-08

If at any time we no longer need a USB stick and for any reason, such as selling it, giving it away or simply discarding it, we have the concern that someone may have access to the information that we eventually stored in it despite the fact that have formatted it one or several times (anyone can recover deleted or formatted data from USB stick with free data recovery software), for this reason there are ways to permanently erase data from USB stick on Mac.

Although Disk Utility can format a USB stick quickly, this task is not enough, since there may be traces of information within the free space that, any data recovery software can bring back, so the need to have a more effective option when it comes to permanently deleting data on a USB stick before getting rid of it.

Best way to permanently erase data from USB stick on Mac

As said above, data recovery software can easily recover deleted/formatted data from USB stick, so you need special data erasure tool for Mac to help you permanently erase data from USB stick under Mac OS. Here, we recommend DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac. It is a famous data erasure software for Mac and it can securely and permanently erase data from any kind of USB stick on Mac.

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac remove all traces of information contained in USB sticks thanks to powerful data erasure algorithms to ensure that all information has been permanently removed so that no data recovery software can try to recover anything that has been inside the unit, so you can get rid of that USB stick without any concern. So, if you want to permanently erase data from USB stick on Mac, DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is your best choice.

Three modes to permanently erase data from USB stick

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is a fairly simple software to use. So you can permanently and safely delete all the data you've previously stored on any USB stick without fear that someone can recover that data (just connect your USB stick with your Mac and run DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac to erase your data from the USB stick). It offers three data erasure modes, just choose the best one for you.

Mode 1: Erase files and folders from USB stick on Mac

This mode allows you to permanently erase existing files and folders from USB stick under Mac OS. Just add files/folders from the USB stick and click on “Erase Now” button, all the selected files/folders will be permanently erased.

permanently erase data from USB stick on Mac

Mode 2: Wipe the entire USB stick on Mac

In the main interface of DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac choose the second option of the menu located on the left side "Wipe Hard Drive", then select the USB stick to which you want to permanently delete the information and click on the button "Wipe Now". Then DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac will begin to format and erase the USB stick to wipe all data.

permanently erase data from USB stick on Mac

Step 3: Wipe already deleted/lost data from the USB stick under Mac OS

Choose the option "Wipe Free Space" to clean all available space of the USB stick to permanently erase already deleted/lost data on the USB stick. It will not affect the existing data on the USB stick.

permanently erase data from USB stick on Mac

Now, you have known how to permanently erase your data from USB stick on Mac. Just quickly install DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, and run it to wipe your sensitive data before you sell or donate your USB stick. You also can use it to format and erase damaged or inaccessible USB stick on Mac to fix logical errors.