The DoD 5220.22-M Standard for data wiping specifies the pattern and passes for overwriting the data stored on hard disk drives (HDDs) with an added verification step to ensure that the overwritten data is destroyed beyond the scope of recovery.
BitRaser Drive Eraser software performs certified DoD data wiping as per the patterns and passes specified in the DoD 5220.22-M standard. The software tool generates a tamper-proof erasure report with details of the DoD data wiping methodology duly documented on the report.
This software KB explains a quick and easy method for DoD data wiping using BitRaser Drive Eraser, as follows:
Follow these quick instructions to start wiping your hard disk drive using DoD 5220.22-M method in less than 15 minutes.
Note: Visit the BitRaser Drive Eraser deployment guide for more detailed instructions.
Stage 1: Download BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO file
Stage 2: Create BitRaser Drive Eraser bootable USB media
In this stage, you will create a bootable USB media by burning BitRaser Drive Eraser ISO image on a USB drive. To burn the ISO image, you will use Rufus – an-open source tool commonly used for creating bootable media. The bootable USB drive will allow you to perform DoD wiping without installing the BitRaser software. Here are the steps to create the bootable USB media:
Stage 3: Enable USB booting on your storage media
Start data wiping from the hard disk drive using the DoD 5220.22-M Standard, as follows:
After successful wiping, the software will generate digitally signed reports & certificate of erasure and save them automatically to your BitRaser Cloud account.
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