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How to Erase Seagate GoFlex External Hard Drive?

Data security is becoming a major worry for users across the world. Complete erasure of files from external hard drive or other storage devices is becoming very important now days due to risk of misuse of confidential data. Just deleting the files from the external hard drive is not enough to wipe important files. If you want to sell out your Seagate GoFlex external hard drive. So, before selling it, you need to erase your confidential files from external hard drive. For doing this, you must use Drive wipe tool for external hard drive for wiping data beyond recovery. This tool is designed to erase deleted data on Seagate GoFlex external hard drive. You can also wipe memory card of digital camera or cell phone by using the drive sanitizer for pen drives.

When you delete files from the Seagate GoFlex external hard drive, only the entries in the file system are deleted. Because of this, you are not able to access the deleted files. However, the actual files are still present on Seagate GoFlex external hard drive and the files will be there until new files overwrite it. Are you planning to sell out your Seagate GoFlex external hard drive by just deleting personal data without knowing the fact that it can be easily recovered by using file recovery tools. So before selling your external hard drive just use drive wipe tool for wiping complete data from external hard drive. This wiping tool use diffrent wiping algorithms to wipe deleted data. These wiping algorithms shred your external hard drive with garbage data. The deleted data will be overwritten by junk values multiple times and hence if anyone try to recover your deleetd data he will get only junk values. You can also use this software to wipe hard drive completely without facing any difficulty.

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This tool can also perform drive wipe for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It uses the below mentioned shredding patterns which are recommended by defense and government bodies worldwide for wiping confidential data from hard drive of your desktop or laptop. In addition, this tool used to wipe computers hard drives, and you can use this tool as a drive sanitizer for removable drives such as USB flash drives, external hard disk drives.

This tool is suggested by industry experts for erasing data from various storage devices. The drive wipe tool uses nine different wiping or shredding patterns which are mentioned below:

  • Fast Zero Overwrite
  • Random Overwrite
  • US Navy, NAVSO P-5239-26-RLL
  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M)
  • DOD Standard 5220.28 STD
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO Standard
  • Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion
  • German: VSITR
  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22- M) + Gutmann Method

These wiping methods overwrite complete external hard drive data with junk values. If someone tries to recover files from your external hard drive by using file recovery software he will only get these junk values. With the help of this software you can also wipe data from memory card within a few mouse clicks.

Perform following steps for wiping personal files and folders from your Seagate GoFlex external hard drive.

Step 1: Open the application by double clicking on the desktop shortcut or by selecting it from the list of programs. Now select external hard drive from the list of logical drives that are present on software’s home window and click on "Next" button as shown in Fig 1.

Erase Seagate GoFlex External Hard Drive - Choose External Hard Drive

Fig 1: Select External Hard Drive

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Step 2: From the nine different wiping methods, select any one of your choice and press "Next" button. You can see the wiping process as shown in Fig 2. At any point of time, if you feel to stop the wiping process, just click on "Stop" button. After successful wiping of external hard drive, you will see a message stating that the particular drive is wiped successfully.

Erase Seagate GoFlex External Hard Drive - Erasing External Hard Drive Data

Fig 2: Wiping External Hard Drive Data

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