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Active@ KillDisk for Windows Version

The performance of Active@ KillDisk for Windows Version depends on the version of the application, as displayed in the table below.

FREEWARE vs. PROFESSIONAL

Features Free Pro
Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive or logical partition
Erases partitions, logical drives and unused disk space
Supports IDE / ATA / SATA / eSATA / SSD / SCSI / iSCSI disks / LUN / RAID Disk Arrays
Supports parallel erasing/wiping: two or more HDDs can be cleaned up simultaneously
Supports fixed disks, floppies, zip drives, USB Flash Cards and USB/USB3 external devices
Supports Batch Mode (can be run without of any user interaction)
Supports large-sized drives (more than 2 TB)
Supports Command Line parameters
Operates from bootable CD/DVD/BD Disc or USB disk
Detects Hidden Areas (HPA/DCO) on the disks
Resets detected Disk Hidden Areas  
Customizable security levels  
Supports erasing of all detected HDDs and USBs
Erasing report can be sent out by e-mail via SMTP after erasing/wiping completed  
Erasing report is created and can be saved in file  
Displays detected drive and partition information
Scans NTFS/EFS, FAT/FAT32/exFAT, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4fs volumes and displays existing and deleted files and folders
Data verification may be performed after erasing is completed  
Disk Viewer allows you to preview any sectors or file clusters on a drive
Displays Erase/Wipe certificate for printing
Saves Erase/Wipe certificate to PDF file
PDF Certificate can be customized, technician info and company logo can be inserted  
Wipes out NTFS, FAT/exFAT, HFS+ volumes from areas containing deleted and unused data
Wipes out free clusters (unused by file data sectors)
Wipes out file slack space (unused bytes in the last cluster occupied by file)
Wipes out deleted MFT records on NTFS and Directory system records on FAT/exFAT
Wipes out unused space in any MFT records and compressed clusters on NTFS
Maps network shares for storing logs and certificates, saves and restores mappings automatically
Boot Disk Creator prepares bootable CD/DVD/BD or USB disk and configures KillDisk auto-launch with command line parameters  

Supports 24 standards plus User Defined method:

Erases with one-pass zeros
Erases with one-pass random characters  
Erases with user defined method, using specified number of passes and custom pattern (including hex values) for each pass  New!  
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M  
US Department of Defense 5220.22 M (ECE)  
US Department of Energy M205.1-2  New!  
US Army AR380-19  
US Air Force 5020  
Navso P-5329-26 (MFM)  
Navso P-5329-26 (RL)  
NCSC-TG-025  
Canadian OPS-II  
Canadian CSEC ITSG-06  New!  
HMG IS5 Baseline  
HMG IS5 Enhanced  
German VISTR  
Bruce Schneier  
Gutmann's method  
Russian GOST p50739-95  
NIST 800-88 1 standard  
NIST 800-88 2 standard  
NIST 800-88 3 standard  
Australian ISM-6.2.93  New!  
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