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Overwrite Patterns

**WipeDrive Home Overwrite Patterns:** 1) NIST 800-88r1 (Recommended) - _Dynamic overwrite with one verification._ 2) Single Overwrite - _1 overwrite. (0’s)_ 3) Department of Defense 5220.22-M - _3 overwrites with one verification. (0’s, 1’s, Random)_

Custom Character for Wipe Pattern

Certain wipe patterns within WipeDrive will prompt for the entry of a byte pattern that will be used in a pass within the overwriting algorithm. Those patterns are namely the **U.S. Army AR380-19**, and the **U.S. Air Force System Security Instructions 5020** overwrite patterns. The prompt requires the entry of a deci…

What is Secure Erase?

Secure Erase is a firmware erasure method built into some drives. When available, a command is sent to the firmware of the drive, and the firmware quickly overwrites every sector with a 1 or 0. Since it is an internal process, it is a very quick process. WipeDrive has the ability to determine if the drive can do Secur…

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