Hard Drive Data Wipe Software | Shredder, FAQ’s
Q: What is Geeksnerds Drive Wiper?
A: Geeksnerds Drive Wiper is data shredder software, which erases data permanently. The Hard drive data wiping software gives options of wiping a complete drive or a partition.
Q: What is Drive Wiping?
A: Drive wiper works like a paper shredder, a paper, which passed through a shredder, cannot be put together and is useless; likewise the data which is present on hard disk drive cannot be accessed or retrieved once it is wiped.
Q: What is the purpose of Drive Wiper?
A: The purpose of hard drive wiping varies but the reason behind wiping is to secure data privacy.
Q: What are the key features of data wiper?
A: Geeksnerds Drive Wiper has the following features:
- It has the ability to wipe the whole drive or a partition including primary, extended partition.
- Data can be wiped from all types of file system including FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.
- Data can be wiped irrespective of file system and size
- Data can be wiped faster than any other utility.
- The user can view the Disk Map.
- The user can turn off or restart the computer after wiping.
Q: Is it possible to recover data after wiping?
A: Once wiped from a hard drive, data cannot be recovered. For secure wiping, Geeksnerds Data Wiper utility come with different wiping algorithms.
Q: How many operating systems are supported by this utility?
A: Geeksnerds Data wiper can wipe data from windows Xp, windows vista and windows server 2008, windows server 2003, windows server 2000 and windows NT.
Q: What is the effect of using data wiper on hard disk drive?
A: Geeksnerds data wiper makes the hard drive like a new one coming from the manufacturer, fresh without any trace of data on it.
Q: What types of storage media can be wiped by using Geeksnerds Drive Wipe software?
A: Geeksnerds data shred utility can wipe data from all types of storage devices including:
- Hard Drive (IDE, SATA, SCSI)
- Zip Disks
- USB Thumb Drives
- External Hard Drives
- Memory Sticks/Cards
- RAID Drives
Q: What is meant by partition wiping and drive wiping?
A: In drive wiping, all the data present on the hard drive is wiped whereas, in partition wiping, only selected portion of hard drive is wiped.
Q: What are different wiping algorithms used for wiping?
A: There are eight algorithms available for wiping:
- Zero Filler Algorithm
- Pseudo Random Filler Algorithm
- Zero and Pseudo Random Filler Algorithm
- Australian ASCI 33
- German VSItR
- Russian GOST p50739-95
- US DoD 522022-M