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Permanently Erase Data from WD My Passport External Hard Drive

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Anna

updated on 2021-05-10 to Data Erasure

erase data from your WD My Passport external hard drive

Summary: What you should do before you sell or donate a WD My Passport external HDD/SSD? Actually, you should permanently erase all your data from it so that no data information could be recovered by the next owner. Follow this guide to help you securely and permanently erase data from your WD My Passport external hard drive.

We know that the deleted or formatted data in your WD My Passport external hard drive can be easily recovered by data recovery software. So, before you sell or donate your old WD My Passport external hard drive, you should find a reliable method to permanently erase your sensitive data to prevent potential data recovery.

How to permanently erase data from WD My Passport external hard drive? Don’t worry. Just try data erasure software, such as AweEraser. This powerful data erasure software can help you securely and permanently erase data from any type of hard drive or storage device. Just download this software and install it on your computer.

Three methods to help you erase data from your WD My Passport external hard drive

AweEraser is a 100% safe data erasure program. It offers certified data erasure standards including HMG Infosec Standard 5 (1 pass), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 2 (2 passes), U.S. Army AR380-19 (3 passes), DoD 5220.22-M ECE (7 passes), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 35 (35 passes). It will not cause any damage to your WD My Passport HDD or SSD.

This software offers three flexible data erasure methods to help you securely and permanently erase data from your WD My Passport external hard drive.

Method 1. Selectively shred files from your WD My Passport external hard drive.

This mode can help you permanently erase specific files and folders from your WD My Passport external hard drive. Just add files/folders to the erasure list and click on Erase button.

erase data from your WD My Passport external hard drive

Method 2. Wipe all data from your WD My Passport external hard drive.

Erase Hard Drive can help you permanently erase all data on a hard drive. Just select the WD My Passport external hard drive and click on Erase button. All data information on the WD My Passport external hard drive will be permanently erased.

erase data from your WD My Passport external hard drive

Method 3. Permanently erase deleted data from your WD My Passport external hard drive.

Wipe free disk space of the WD My Passport external hard drive and permanently erase deleted/lost data from your WD My Passport external hard drive. It will not affect the existing data on your WD My Passport external hard drive.

erase data from your WD My Passport external hard drive

The second data erasure method - Erase Hard Drive is able to help you permanently erase all data including existing data, deleted/lost data and history traces from your WD My Passport external hard drive. Once your WD My Passport external hard drive is wiped, all data information will be gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. Before you wipe your WD My Passport external hard drive, you’d better back up your important data.

AweEraser even can help you repair crashed WD My Passport external hard drive by formatting or wiping it. If your WD My Passport external hard drive can’t be recognized by your computer, just check this guide: fix unrecognized WD My Passport external hard drive.

AweEraser also can help you permanently erase data from WD Elements external hard drive, digital camera, USB flash drive, Seagate disk, memory card, PC, Mac, etc. Download it here: