BCWipe Total WipeOut allows users to preconfigure several wiping policies for different needs.
Click Add Policy to create a new policy.
Wiping Policy Settings
The term Wiping Policy refers to a set of rules for wiping different types of drives:
- Hard drive disks (HDDs)
- Solid-state drives (SSDs)
- Removable drives
Drive type is detected by Wiping Agents. The result depends on both drive type and controller connection.
For example, a SATA SSD drive connected via eSATA will be detected as a solid-state drive. The same drive connected via USB mobile rack will be detected as a removable drive.
The Wiping Policy area allows you to control the following settings:
- Wiping Scheme. You may choose one of the following:
- U.S. DoD 5220.22-M(ECE)
- U.S. DoD 5220.22-M(E)
- U.S. DoE M 205.1-2
- U.S. Army AR380-19
- NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM)
- NAVSO P-5239-26 (RLL)
- Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II
- British HMG IS5 Baseline
- British HMG IS5 Enhanced
- German BCI/VSITR
- Russian GOST R 50739-95
- Bruce Schneier's 7-pass wiping scheme
- Peter Gutmann's 35-pass wiping scheme
- 1-pass random
- 1-pass zero
- Enable Verification. BCWipe Total WipeOut will read each sector after wiping to verify that the wiping pattern has been written properly. To comply with the DoD 5220.22-M standard, "Enable verification" must be enabled.
- Reset the Host Protected Area (HPA) (ATA/SATA drives only). The HPA feature can be used to hide a range of drive sectors from operating system and programs. "Reset HPA" resets the number of HPA protected sectors to zero, revealing full drive capacity.
- Reset the Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) (ATA/SATA drives only). The DCO feature can be used to hide a range of drive sectors from operating system and programs. "Reset DCO" resets DCO settings, revealing full drive capacity.
- Replace the last wiping pass with ATA ERASE command (ATA/SATA drives only). The ATA SECURITY_ERASE command overwrites whole drive including protected, reserved and reallocated sectors.