How to Permanently Erase Data from Seagate External Hard Drive?

Christina updated on 2021/1/6 to Data Erasure

permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive

Summary: the deleted or formatted data in a Seagate external hard drive can be recovered by data recovery software. Now, just download the best Seagate data erasure software to help you permanently erase data from your Seagate external hard drive to prevent potential data recovery. All erased files are unrecoverable!

“Hi, I have a 5TB Seagate external hard drive and I will sell it on eBay. Is there any way to permanently erase all my documents in it to protect my privacy?” - Kanna

Deleting all files from your Seagate external hard drive or formatting it can’t permanently erase your data in the Seagate external hard drive permanently. Data recovery software is able to easily and completely recover deleted, formatted data from Seagate external hard drive or any other type of hard drive. To permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive, you need special data erasure tool - such as Donemax Data Eraser.

As a reliable Seagate external hard drive data eraser, Donemax Data Eraser is able to help you securely and permanently erase data from a Seagate HDD or SSD beyond the scope of data recovery. It uses the advanced data erasure standards (including HMG Infosec Standard 5, Peter Gutmann's algorithm, U.S. Army AR380-19, DoD 5220.22-M ECE) to help you securely and permanently erase any type of data from Seagate external hard drive. Once your data is erased by Donemax Data Eraser, the data is gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software or manual data recovery service.

Steps to permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive

Before you sell, donate or trade in a Seagate external hard drive, you’d better permanently erase all your private data in it to avoid data leakage. Donemax Data Eraser offers flexible data erasure modes to help you securely and permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Install Donemax Data Eraser.

Download and install Donemax Data Eraser on your computer. It supports for Windows OS and Mac OS. After installing it on your computer, open it.

Step 2. Choose a data erasure mode.

Just connect Seagate external hard drive to your computer via USB cable. Then select a data erasure mode. Donemax Data Eraser offers three flexible data erasure modes:

  • Erase Files - permanently and selectively erase files/folders from Seagate external hard drive.
  • Erase Hard Drive - format and wipe entire Seagate external hard drive to permanently erase all data on the Seagate external hard drive.
  • Erase Free Space - erase free disk space of Seagate external hard drive to permanently erase deleted data on the Seagate external hard drive.

permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive

Step 3. Permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive.

Just click on Erase Now button to permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive. If you are going to sell or donate your Seagate external hard drive, just choose Erase Hard Drive to permanently erase all data in the Seagate external hard drive.

permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive

Once the process gets finished, the selected data in the Seagate external hard drive will be gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method.

permanently erase data from Seagate external hard drive

Tips:

  • Donemax Data Eraser offers disk tools to help you format and repair crashed Seagate external hard drive.
  • If you are going to sell, donate or lend your Seagate external hard drive to other people, choose Erase Hard Drive to permanently erase all your private data.
  • Once your data is erased by Donemax Data Eraser, the data can’t be recovered by any method. So, please make a backup before you erase the Seagate external hard drive.

Donemax Data Eraser is 100% safe data erasure software. It will not cause any damage to your Seagate external hard drive and it will not shorten the service life of the Seagate SSD. It also supports to erase data from local hard drive, WD external hard drive, memory card, digital camera, USB flash drive, RAID, Server, etc. Now, download it here:


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