How to Erase Western Digital Portable Hard Drive?


“Hi, I have an old WD portable hard drive. I am going to give this hard drive to my friend. But before I give it away, I want to permannetly erase all my private data on the WD portable hard drive. What should I do? I mean the data on the Western Digital portable hard drive can’t be recovered by data recovery software.” - Merly

erase western digital portable hard drive

Western Digital (WD) portable hard drive is a reliable storage for placing any important data that you need to backup aside from storing the data on your PC/Mac. However, when you need to erase a Western Digital portable hard drive, you may find it’s a little hard to do that. That’s why I’m writing this article to help you erase Western Digital portable hard drive to destroy all private data on the WD portable hard drive.

Before you follow this method, please back up your important data. Once the Western Digital portable hard drive is erased, the data on the Western Digital portable hard drive will be permanently lost, can’t be recovered by data recovery software or data recovery service. Then, you follow these steps to erase Western Digital portable hard drive.

Easy steps to erase Western Digital portable hard drive

Okay, now let’s start with the method to erase the Western Digital portable hard drive. Check this out!

Step 1: The first thing you must do is downloading the software AweEraser. This powerful data erasure software is fully compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS. It can securely erase data from hard drive and storage media device. So, it is the reliable tool for permanently erasing Western Digital portable hard drive.

Step 2: The software should run automatically once you finished the installation process. Choose this mode “Erase Hard Drive”. Select the WD portable hard drive you want to erase. Click on “Erase” button to permanently erase all data on the Western Digital portable hard drive.

erase western digital portable hard drive

Please note:

  • Please back up your data to another hard drive before you use AweEraser to erase the Western Digital portable hard drive.
  • Be careful to not interrupt the process or you may broke your portable hard drive permanently. Wait until the process is done. And don’t try to open any application while you’re erasing your portable hard drive.
  • Once the erasure process gets finished, all the data on the Western Digital portable hard drive will be permanently erased. When you reopen the Western Digital portable hard drive, it may ask you to format the erased Western Digital portable hard drive, just do it.

After the long process is done, congratulations! You just erase West Data portable hard drive perfectly. See? It wasn’t that hard to erase WD portable hard drive using this method. If you have any question, you can contact us: support@magoshare.com. And if you find it’s useful, don’t forget to share it with your friends who need this information.

Posted by Anna, 2017-12-24