HDShredder 7

Standard Edition

new: USB 3.0 support

HDShredder 4 now supports the USB standard in version 3.0 and its higher transfer rates.

Erase whole drives or single partitions

HDShredder deletes the contents of hard disks and other mass storage media reliably at the physical level. You can also delet single partitions instead of whole disks.

Secure deletion conforming to international standards

HDShredder supports a variety of 15 international security standards for data deletion issued by governments, experts and other authorities.

SCSI, Firewire, USB 3.0

SCSI, Firewire and USB 3.0 are supported on Windows and by the self-booting version as well.

Self-booting and on Windows

HDShredder offers a self-booting version (HDShredder/S) and a Windows application (HDShredder/W). Both versions use the same user interface, so switching between the two is no problem.

Self-booting and under Windows (New: 11/Server 2022)

Use SCSI, SAS, RAID and dynamic volumes as you always do

Each HDShredder software package now contains a Windows program (HDShredder/W) in addition to the self-booting program (HDShredder/S). With identical interfaces on both programs there is complete ease in switching between HDShredder/S and HDShredder/W.

USB 3.0 (new), Firewire and SATA-II device support

USB 3.0, Firewire and SATA-II media on the self-booting version

Deleting fast SATA-II media (internal and external via eSATA) as well as USB and Firewire hard disks or memory cards using a USB or Firewire card reader.

License options

HDShredder Standard Edition may be obtained as Workplace License (Online Shop) as well as Volume License (Online Shop or on request).

Workplace License

A Workplace License allows the licensee to permanently install and use1 the product on up to two PCs, typically a PC and a notebook.

Volume License

A volume license allows the licensee to permanently install and use1 the product on multiple PCs, where the maximum number corresponds to the volume agreement2.

For temporary licenses this only applies within the corresponding period. The period can be extended after termination.
The volume is determined upon purchase.

Hardware Requirements

Self-booting (HDShredder/S)

  • 586 processor or higher
  • 64 MB RAM
  • VGA graphics
  • bootable floppy or CD/DVD drive

Windows program (HDShredder/W)

See the hardware requirements of your Windows version.

Supported Controllers

Controller typeself-bootingon Windows
PCI-IDE/ATA hard disk controlleryesyes
Busmaster IDE controlleryesyes
USB 1.1 (UHCI, OHCI)yesyes
USB 2.0 (EHCI)yesyes
USB 3.0 (XHCI)yesyes
Adaptec SCSI host adapter*yesyes
Other SCSI host adapter (LSI, …)noyes
SAS host adapternoyes
RAID controllernoyes
AHCI (SATA II) controlleryesyes
Firewire/IEEE1394 (OHCI)yesyes
A complete list of Adaptec SCSI host adapters supported by HDShredder/S is to be found here.

Supported Media

Media typeself-bootingon Windows
USB key drivesyesyes
Dynamic volumesnoyes
Hard disks
USB, Firewire, SCSIyesyes
Flash storage (with card reader)
SD, MMCyesyes
xD and othersyesyes

Supported Deletion Standards

VSITRGermany, Department of the Interior
BSI-GSBGermany, National Agency for Information Security (BSI)
ACSI 33Australia, Australian Communications Security Instructions (ACSI)
AFSSI 5020USA, Air Force
AR380-19USA, Army
DoD 5200.28MUSA, Department of Defense
DoD 5220.22MUSA, Department of Defense
NCSC-TG-025USA, National Computer Security Center (NCSC)
HMG IS5 BaselineGreat Britain, British Government
HMG IS5 EnhancedGreat Britain, British Government
GOST P50739-95Russia, Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology
RCMP TSSIT OPS-IICanada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Bruce Schneier’s MethodUSA, security expert
Roy Pfitzner’s MethodGermany, Conference of Data Security Officials
Peter Gutmann’s MethodNew Zealand, University of Auckland
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