How to Erase USB Drive Data Permanently on Mac?

Christina updated on 2021/1/3 to Mac Data Erasure

Summary: What to do if you want to permanently erase data from USB drive on Mac? We suggest you use the professional data erasure software - Donemax Data Eraser for Mac. Here we will show you how to wipe USB drive data on Mac with this software on this page.

USB drive, like USB flash drive and USB external HDD/SSD, is portable and flexible to use. It’s usually used to transfer data or store backup data on Mac. As USB drive is removable, you can use it flexibly. Sometimes you may used it on some others computer. To avoid data leakage, it’s highly suggested to erase your important and sensitive data first before you use it on some other Mac machines.

permanently erase data from USB drive on Mac

How to erase data permanently on USB drive? We suggest you try with Donemax Data Eraser for Mac. This software is fully compatible with Mac and is effective to erase data from USB drive. Before you wiping data, you can download and install the software on your Mac machine.


Methods to wipe USB drive data on Mac

The software is very simple with intuitive interface. Any users can understand and operate the software easily to wipe data on Mac. To help you better and effectively, we will show you the simple and short tutorial here. Please ensure to connect your USB drive to your Mac machine and do as follows to wipe the data.

Method 1. Shred existing files or folders on USB drive.

First, the software provides an option to shred specified files/folders from USB drive on Mac. You can locate and only choose the files/folders from your USB drive. After checking and confirming the correct files/folders are selected, please click the “Erase Now” button to continue. It will shred the selected data completely.

permanently erase data from USB drive on Mac

Method 2. Wipe entire USB drive to erase the data.

Sometimes, you may also need to wipe entire USB drive if you need to throw, give away, or sell your USB drive. This option will wipe all the existing data and lost data on the USB drive. Then the drive will become wiped fully and no valid data will be recovered from the USB drive.

permanently erase data from USB drive on Mac

Method 3. Erase Deleted Data from free space of USB drive.

If you deleted some files from your USB drive and ensure these deleted data will not be recovered, you can use the last mode of the software. By using this option, you can wipe the deleted or other lost data from the free space on USB drive.

permanently erase data from USB drive on Mac

This software is professional to wipe data on USB drive. Any wiped data on USB drive will not be recovered by any Mac data recovery software. It will ensure to help you wipe USB drive data completely and safely on Mac. The software is able to wipe data on the Mac machines with different systems, like macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and so on.

Donemax Data Eraser for Mac can fully support data erasure for SSD, HDD, memory card, and so on. Also, different types of file systems are supported by this software. For instance, you can wipe APFS, HFS/HFS+, ExFAT, FAT32, and other drives with this Mac data erasure software.


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