Run from a Bootable Disk (CD/DVD or USB flash drive)
The download and installation process (with the setup Wizard) is performed on any Windows computer connected to the Internet (for download), and then here you create your own bootable disk on CD/DVD or USB flash drive. This is a really simple and quick process. The setup Wizard will run a step-by-step procedure for creating the bootable CD or ISO image. The Wizard also contains very detailed Help documentation.
Full Disk Wiping
BCWipe Total WipeOut can wipe:
Traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD), including the area in which the operating system is installed
Solid State Drives (SSD), including NVMe Drives
Hybrid Drives (SSHD)
Support for TRIM on SSD
BCWipe Total WipeOut supports TRIM (a new command introduced with SSD disks). SSD devices are now ensured to maintain the same performance as before the wiping process. By supporting TRIM, users of BCWipe Total WipeOut can avoid the degradation concerns that would have otherwise reduced SSD performance by about 30 percent.
Operating System Independent
Wiping procedure with BCWipe Total WipeOut can be run on any hardware platform with x386 and 64-bit AMD/Intel architecture, regardless of the operating system installed on the computer.
File System Independent
Contents of hard drives are wiped regardless of file system used to format the drives (FAT, NTFS, HPFS or other).
Wipe IDE, SATA, SAS, SCSI, PCI-E and Removable Drives
BCWipe Total WipeOut can wipe IDE, SATA, SAS, SCSI, PCI-E and removable disk devices (i.e., USB hard drives, flash memory).
Wipe NVMe Drives – NEW in v.3
BCWipe Total WipeOut can now securely erase SSD in less time by delivering support for Non-Volatile Memory Express, more commonly known as NVMe, working with native commands such as User Data Erase and Cryptographic Erase. Learn more
Automatically Unfreeze Drives Before Using ATA Secure Erase – NEW in v.3
BCWipe Total WipeOut automatically unfreezes drives before using the native firmware command ATA Secure Erase. Automating this process results in more reliable erasure of SSDs, plus a better user experience, eliminating the need to manually access the BIOS and unfreeze the drives.
BCWipe Total WipeOut is designed to provide a high performance of shredding data. On modern hard drives performance of 1-pass wiping can be 30-60 MBytes/sec and more. So a 7-pass U.S. DoD wipe performance will be 4-8 MBytes/sec.
Wipe Drives in Parallel
BCWipe Total WipeOut can wipe several hard drives in parallel. This feature significantly improves the overall performance of wiping multiple hard drives simultaneously, especially if they are connected to different controllers on the motherboard.
Wipe DCO Hidden Sectors and HPA
BCWipe Total WipeOut can identify the number of sectors hidden by the Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) function (present since ATA-6 standard) and can wipe the DCO hidden sectors. In addition, BCWipe Total WipeOut can recognize and wipe Host Protected Area (HPA) on hard drives (supported since ATA-4).
Support for Hotplug
Once the system with BCWipe Total WipeOut boot media has been created, hotplug support enables users to easily plug in drives and wipe them automatically according to a preconfigured scheme, without needing to reboot. Manual disk rescan is still available for hardware that does not support hotplug notifications.
BCWipe Total WipeOut can write wiping results to a floppy or USB removable drive.