How to Wipe iStorage External Hard Drive?

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Anna

updated on 2020-07-31 to Data Erasure

If you are going to sell or give away your iStorage external hard drive, you should permanently wipe away all sensitive data from it. Most people think that once they format the iStorage external hard drive, all data on the iStorage external hard drive would be gone forever. Yes, after formatting your iStorage external hard drive, all data is removed from it, but the formatted data is not gone forever. With advanced data recovery software, the formatted data can be recovered.

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If you want to permanently wipe your data from an iStorage external hard drive or any other hard drive, you need special data erasure tool. In this article, we recommend AweEraser - a powerful, safe and easy-to-use data erasure program. It can help you securely and permanently erase data from any HDD, SSD, portable hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, etc. Download it here:

AweEraser is 100% safe data erasure software, it will not cause any damage to your hard drive or device. It offers advanced data erasure technology to make sure permanently erasing your data. The data erasure standards includes HMG Infosec Standard 5 (1 pass), German FOFIS (2 passes), DOD 5220.22-M (3 passes), U.S. Army AR380-19 (7 passes), Peter Gutmann's algorithm (35 passes).

Easy steps to help you wipe iStorage external hard drive

AweEraser is fully compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS. You can follow the steps below to wipe an iStorage external hard drive to prevent potential data recovery.

Step 1. Connect iStorage external hard drive to your computer. Then run AweEraser on your computer, it will automatically recognize your iStorage external hard drive.

Step 2. Run AweEraser on your computer, you can see three main data erasure modes, just click “Erase Hard Drive”. This mode will help you format and wipe an entire hard drive to permanently wipe all data on your hard drive.

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Step 3. Select the iStorage external hard drive, then click on Erase button to format/wipe the iStorage external hard drive.

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Once the process gets finished, all data on the iStorage external hard drive is erased, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. Since the erased data can’t be recovered by any data recovery method, so please make a backup before you wipe your iStorage external hard drive.

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AweEraser offers other modes to help you permanently erase data from an iStorage external hard drive:

Erase files - permanently erase files and folders from iStorage external hard drive. Just add files/folders from iStorage external hard drive to the erasure list, then permanently erase them.

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Erase free space - wipe free disk space of your iStorage external hard drive to permanently erase all deleted data on your iStorage external hard drive. It will not affect the existing files on the iStorage external hard drive.

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You can’t access to your iStorage external hard drive or the iStorage external hard drive is not showing up on your computer? Just choose Disk Tools to help you repair the corrupted iStorage external hard drive or format it to fix all logical errors.

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AweEraser is trusted by more than 150,000 global users. It not only can help you erase data from iStorage external hard drive, but it also can help you erase data from any other HDD, SSD, portable hard disk drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, etc. Download and install it on your computer:

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