BitRaser Drive Eraser - Multiple Deployment

This guide provides easy-to-use instructions on how to wipe hard drives simultaneously by using BitRaser Drive Eraser software in "Multiple deployment" mode. The tool provides "plug-n-play" utility for erasing up to 32 hard drives mounted in a storage rack through a simple and efficient process. 

Instructions in this manual are broken down into 3 stages to get you a fast and practical way of erasing the hard drives with minimal efforts through the following stages:

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 hard drives.

Stage 3 

Shares the steps to wipe rack-mount hard drives 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.

Stage 1

Download BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO Image File from BitRaser Cloud

  • 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

  • Step 1 Visit https://rufus.ie to download rufus – an open source application widely used for creating bootable USB flash drive.
  • Step 2 Install Rufus application on your laptop or desktop and then connect a USB drive to the system.
  • Step 3 Launch Rufus and follow instructions in the below annotated image. Click START to initiate the next steps for bootable USB media creation
  • Step 4 Click ‘Yes’ on the pop-up message box to proceed further
  • Step 5 Click OK on the final pop-up confirmation message to start burning BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO file on USB.

Tip: You can use the same BitRaser Drive Eraser bootable USB media for wiping all Windows PCs, Mac systems, and hard drives.

Stage 3

Wipe Drives Using BitRaser Tool through Bootable USB

Follow these steps to erase hard drives & SSD drives simultaneously:

  • Step 1 Gather all hard drives that are to be wiped and mount them in storage rack.
  • Step 2 Connect the storage rack to a display device.
  • Step 3 Plug-in the bootable USB media to the storage rack. 
  • Step 4 Power ON the system and press Function keys as applicable for your device ‘make’ and ‘model’ to enter Boot Menu.
  • Step 5 Select USB Device option and press Enter.
    • A screen with BitRaser Dual Boot Menu will appear after the host computer boots successfully
  • Step 6 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 rack mount drives, as follows:

  • Step 7 Click Settings icon on top right corner of the Home screen.
  • Step 8 Click Network tab in Settings window.
  • For Ethernet, follow these steps:

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

    For Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

    • Select Wireless radio button.
    • Select the Host machine in Configuration dropdown menu
    • Select the wireless network in SSID Name dropdown menu
    • Enter password of the wireless network and click connect
  • Step 9 Next, click BitRaser Server tab in Settings window
  • Step 10 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 hard drives that you wish to erase.
  • Step 11 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 12 Click 'Yes' to start wiping the selected drive(s).
    • The software will start erasing the hard drive(s), displaying runtime progress.
    • After the process is completed, the software will generate digitally signed reports for all the erased hard drives & SSD drives and save them automatically on your BitRaser Cloud account.
    • You have successfully wiped multiple drives clean using
      BitRaser Drive Eraser software.

Requirements

Blank USB:
2 GB or More
Internet connectivity: Ethernet or Wi-Fi
Storage rack for mounting hard drives
Hard drives that need to be wiped

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