How to Securely Wipe Your Devices So You Can Recycle or Resell Them

How to Securely Wipe Your Devices So You Can Recycle or Resell Them

Third-party tools for executing the ATA Secure Erase command on both HDDs and SSDs include Parted Magic, a previously free bootable CD for partition management that now costs $11 to download, and HDDerase, a bootable DOS-based utility originally developed at the University of California San Diego’s Center for Memory and Recording Research, but which hasn’t been updated since 2008 and might not work with some drives or some configurations.