Securely erasing a disk drive
Use this action to
remove all data on a hard drive and to ensure that the data is unrecoverable.
writes fixed and random data across the drive in multiple passes, ensuring that the data is truly erased.
Secure erase is a lengthy operation. It is run as a background task. If you reboot the system, the operation resumes from where it left off.
- In the Physical devices view, click
(online physical drive).
- Right-click Secure erase.
- Click Yes to confirm.