BitRaser Drive Eraser - Deployment for Mac Devices

This guide walks you through simple instructions on how to wipe a Mac device and connected hard drives by using BitRaser Drive Eraser software in Standalone deployment mode. Instructions in this manual are broken down into 3 stages to get you an easy and practical way of erasing macOS® device & attached hard drives with minimal efforts.

Stage 1 (One-time) 5 Minutes

Provides the steps to download the software ISO image file from BitRaser Cloud

Stage 2 (one-time) 5 Minutes

Provides instructions to create a bootable USB for wiping.

Stage 3 

Shares steps to wipe a Mac hard drive using BitRaser software through bootable USB.

These instructions help you get started with drive erasure in less than 10 minutes.

Note: Total wiping time will vary as per type, size of drive & erasure standard chosen.

Stage 1

Download BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO Image File from BitRaser Cloud – [5 Minutes]

  • Step 1 Login to your cloud account using the credentials delivered to your email.
  • Step 2 Click user profile icon on BitRaser cloud Home screen to reveal BitRaser Drive Eraser downloadable ISO file.
  • Step 3 Click Download BitRaser Drive ISO to download ISO image of the software

Stage 2

Burn BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO on USB Drive to Create Bootable Media - [5 Minutes]

  • Step 1 Visit https://www.balena.io/etcher/ to download balenaEtcher – a free and open-source utility widely used for writing ISO image file to create bootable USB flash drive.
  • Step 2 Install balenaEtcher application on your Mac then connect a USB drive to the system.
  • Step 3 Launch the application and then double click balenaEtcher icon
  • Step 4 Select the ISO image, select USB drive, and click Flash to start burning the ISO file on USB.

After successful completion of the process, eject the USB media which is now ready to wipe your Mac and connected drives. Now, proceed to the erasure steps listed in Stage 3.

Stage 3

Initiate Wiping Process for Mac Using BitRaser Tool through Bootable USB - [5 Minutes]

Start wiping your MacBook or other Mac devices along with the connected storage drives, as follows:

  • Step 1 Connect the bootable USB media to your Mac. 
  • Step 2 Power ON the Mac and press Option key to enter Boot Menu
  • Step 3 Select USB Device option and press Enter.
    • A screen with BitRaser Dual Boot Menu will appear after the host machine boots successfully
  • Step 4 Select BitRaser and press Enter to initialize BitRaser Drive Eraser.
    • Software Home screen will appear after initialization, listing all the drives - including build-in & USB drives - connected to host machine. The interface will display number of licenses left as ‘0’.

      At this stage, you would need to connect the host machine to Internet and login to BitRaser cloud for acquiring licenses to allow wiping of the Mac device & connected drives, as follows:

  • Step 5 Click Settings icon on top right corner of the Home screen.

  • Step 6 Click Network tab in Settings window.
  • For Ethernet, follow these steps:

    • Select Ethernet radio button.
    • Choose Automatic (DHCP) in Configuration. All other fields will be auto-populated.
    • Click Connect.

    For Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

    • Select Wireless radio button.
    • Select the wireless network in SSID Name dropdown menu
    • Enter password of the wireless network & then click Connect
  • Step 7 Next, click BitRaser Server tab in Settings window
  • Step 8 Enter BitRaser cloud URL, login user name & password. Click Connect.

    • The software will automatically acquire licenses from your BitRaser cloud account. You would be able to see License Left count at bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Step 9 Select checkbox for all the drives that you wish to erase.
  • Step 10 Select Erasure Method from dropdown list at the bottom of screen and Click Erase.
    • A message box will pop-up, asking for final confirmation on initiating the erasure process.
  • Step 11 Click 'Yes' to start wiping the selected drive(s).
    • The software will start erasing the selected drive(s), displaying runtime progress.
    • After the process is completed, the software will generate digitally signed reports for all the erased drives and save them automatically on your BitRaser Cloud account.
    • You have successfully wiped your Mac using
      BitRaser Drive Eraser software.

Requirements

Blank USB:
2 GB or More
Internet connectivity: Ethernet or Wi-Fi
Mac machine and macOS drives that need to be wiped

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