Permanently Erase Data from Toshiba Hard Drive


“I have a 1TB Toshiba external hard drive. My little sister asks me to give this external hard drive to her. Before I give this Toshiba external hard drive to here, I want to permanently delete my private data on the hard drive. I mean permanently erase the data on the Toshiba external hard drive, no chance for data recovery. How can I do that?” - Ammliy

Permanently Erase Data from Toshiba Hard Drive

For you who’re using Toshiba hard drive to store your files aside from your PC/Mac internal storage, you must be known how good this file storage is. However, because of its good performance in saving your data, when it comes to erasing data permanently from Toshiba hard drive, you might find it wasn’t easy. You might just try to delete your files all formatting the hard drive, but somehow the data isn’t permanently deleted. You still can recover the data using some easy method you found on the internet.

But you shouldn’t worry anymore because, in this article, I’ll show you how to erase data from your Toshiba hard drive permanently with only doing few simple clicks on your mouse. More importantly, by following this method it’s guaranteed that your Toshiba hard drive will not be broken. This method only permanently erase all your private data on the Toshiba hard drive, external hard drive, HDD/SSD, it will not affect the service life of the hard drive.

Toshiba hard drive data erasure software

What we’re gonna do on this method is using a data erasure software - AweEraser. AweEraser provides you the ability to erase single data/files permanently, even you can erase all the data from your hard drive permanently without being worried your hard drive could be damaged. And what makes it better than other similar software is that it works perfectly with both Windows and Mac. Just download it here:

Once it’s downloaded and installed on your PC or Mac, AweEraser should run automatically. Next thing to do is connecting your Toshiba hard drive to your PC/Mac, and make sure it will not be disconnected while you’re erasing the data. Now simply open the software and you should see three options of Data erasure on your screen. AweEraser offers three options for you to permanently erase data from Toshiba hard drive.

Three options to permanently erase data from Toshiba hard drive

Option 1: erase files from Toshiba hard drive

By using Erase Files, you can choose any files/folders you want to delete permanently from your Toshiba hard drive. I recommend you to choose this data erasure option if you want to delete some of your files/folders, instead of permanently delete all of them. Just choose the files/folders you want to erase, and click the “Erase” button on the bottom of the screen. Wait until the process is done, and the files/folders you choose is gone forever.

Permanently Erase Data from Toshiba Hard Drive

Option 2: wipe Toshiba hard drive

‘Erase Hard Drive’ allow you to permanently erase/delete all the data stored on your Toshiba hard drive. It’s the best data erasure option if you want to simply wipe all the data stored on your Toshiba hard drive. To erase your Toshiba hard drive, you only need to click on Erase Hard Drive and you will the list of all the hard drives or storage devices which are connected to your computer. Choose your Toshiba hard drive, and then click “Erase” button on the bottom of the screen. Just wait until the process is done. Once it’s done, all the data on your hard drive are erased permanently.

Permanently Erase Data from Toshiba Hard Drive

Option: erase free space of Toshiba hard drive

The last option is Erase Free Space which allows you to erase already deleted data on your Toshiba hard drive. For example, if you already deleted some files/folders on your hard drive but you’re not sure whether it’s deleted permanently or not, then you can use Erase Free Space to make sure it’s erased permanently.

Permanently Erase Data from Toshiba Hard Drive

Those are three data erasure options you can use if you’re using AweEraser, there’s no other similar software that offers the same features. It is the best tool which can help you erase data from Toshiba hard drive, beyond the scope of data recovery.

Posted by Anna, 2017-12-29