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HDShredder 7

HDShredder deletes the contents of hard disks and other mass storage media reliably at the physical level. HDShredder can also be applied to individual partitions and the user can select to perform the deletion according to international security standards. HDShredder works independent of partition layout, file sys­tem and operating system. It also works with proprietary formats which otherwise would be inaccessible.

HDShredder 7 is Available!

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HDShredder’s editions build on one another. A higher edition will include the features of every preceding edition.

Free Edition free of charge
Securely erasing media, up to 6 GB/min
Basic Edition €16.72
Partitions, random patterns, SmartDefectSkip
Standard Edition from €33.53
18 security levels, 15 international security standards
Professional Edition from €85.34
Deletion report, user defined deletion, area deletion
Professional Edition Portable from €167.23
Portable service version: using HDShredder on your clients’ PCs
Enterprise Edition Options
parallel mass-deletion with up to 60 GB/min
Note: Please use the Free Edition to find out if a certain PC system and its mass storage media are supported. The Free Edition shows all supported and recognized drives, but some of them may only be usable with one of the more advanced Edition levels.

The following matrix compares the most important features of the different editions.

Deletion methods
Secure high-speed deletionyesyesyesyesyes
Highly secure deletionnoyesyesyesyes
International deletion standardsnonoyesyesyes
User defined deletion methodsnononoyesyes
IDE/ATA/SATA hard disksyesyesyesyesyes
SATA / SATA II / eSATA (AHCI)yesyesyesyesyes
USB 1.1 (UHCI, OHCI)yesyesyesyesyes
USB 2.0 (EHCI)yesyesyesyesyes
new: USB 3.0 (XHCI)noyesyesyesyes
SCSI hard disksyesyesyesyesyes
Firewire / IEEE1394 (OHCI)yesyesyesyesyes
new: UEFI-BIOS & GPT partitionsyesyesyesyesyes
Entire drive deletionyesyesyesyesyes
Single partition deletionnoyesyesyesyes
Media > 2 Terabytesnoyesyesyesyes
new: Command line interface (CLI)neinneinneinjaja
Security levels1318217217
Performance (GB/min, sample values*)6*60*
Iterative deletion patternsyesyesyesyesyes
Random deletion patternsnoyesyesyesyes
Deletion reportnononoyesyes
Sector area deletionnononoyesyes
MultiDelete (4x, 8x, 16x)nonononoyes
Private useyesyesyesyesyes
Technician licensenononoyesyes

*) The specified values reflect the performance of average internal HDDs or low-end SSDs. The actual speed strongly depends on the hardware used. It ranges by a factor of 1,000 (from slow USB sticks at < 5 MB/sec to fast NVMe at > 5 GB/sec).

Data sheet

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