How to Permanently Erase Formatted Data?

Christina updated on 2021/1/20 to Data Erasure

Summary: download the easy-to-use data erasure software and you can permanently erase the formatted data by only 1 click. After erasure, the formatted data will be gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. 100% effective.

“Hi, I am planning to sell my old WD portable hard drive. However, after I formatted it, the data still could be recovered by data recovery software. I don’t want to other people have the chance to recover my data, is there any way to permanently erase all the formatted data?” - Jessica

Do you know that the formatted data can be easily recovered by data recovery software? After you format a hard drive, the formatted files are still on the formatted hard drive. Before the disk space of the formatted hard drive is completely overwritten by new files, the formatted files can be easily recovered by data recovery software.

When a user is going to sell or donate a device, he or she may format the device to make sure the private data is gone forever. Actually, formatting a hard drive can not permanently wipe the data on the hard drive because data recovery software is able to easily and completely recover lost data from from formatted hard drive or external device. Fortunately, there are many data recovery programs can help you securely and permanently erase data from the formatted hard drive to make formatted recovery be impossible.

Easy method to permanently erase formatted data

Donemax Data Eraser is a powerful data erasure software and it is pretty simple to use. It is able to help you securely and permanently erase formatted data from any type of hard drive or external storage device beyond the scope of data recovery. Just download it here:

Now follow the steps below to permanently erase formatted data with Donemax Data Eraser.

Step 1. Run Donemax Data Eraser on your computer, and make sure the formatted hard drive or device is connected to your computer. Donemax Data Eraser with recognize it automatically.

Step 2. Choose mode - Erase Free Space. This mode will erase free disk space of the formatted hard drive to permanently erase all the deleted/formatted data on the hard drive.

permanently erase formatted data

Step 3. Select the formatted hard drive and click on Erase Now button. Once the process gets finished, the deleted/formatted and lost data on the hard drive will be gone forever.

permanently erase formatted data

As you’ve seen, Donemax Data Eraser is able to easily wipe formatted hard drive to prevent potential data recovery. It supports to wipe formatted data from any type of HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, etc. For Mac users, they formatted a hard drive with Disk Utility. And the data on the formatted hard drive is also can be recovered by Mac data recovery software. With Donemax Data Eraser, you also can quickly wipe all the formatted data permanently.

Donemax Data Eraser offers certified data erasure standards including HMG Infosec Standard 5 (1 pass), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 2 (2 passes), U.S. Army AR380-19 (3 passes), DoD 5220.22-M ECE (7 passes), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 35 (35 passes). Once the formatted data is erased by Donemax Data Eraser, the formatted data will be lost forever, can not be recovered by any data recovery method. Before you sell or donate your hard drive, you’d better permanently erase all your private data - Donemax Data Eraser is the best data erasure tool for you to do the job.

Donemax Data Eraser also can help you selectively shred files, wipe an entire hard drive, repair damaged hard drive and uninstall unwanted programs, etc. Download it here:


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