HDShredder 7

Enterprise Edition

Erase single partitions and areas

HDShredder deletes the contents of hard disks and other mass storage media reliably at the physical level. You can also delet single partitions or distinct areas instead of whole disks.

Parallel deletion conforming to international standards

HDShredder Enteprise Edition can, depending on the particular edition, delete up to 4, 8 or 16 media simultanously and supports a variety of 15 international security standards for data deletion issued by governments, experts and other authorities.

Freely customable deletion patterns

HDShredder offers an editor for deletion patterns. It lets users freely define their own specific deletion patterns as well as entire deletion procedures with up to 398 runs. Choose out of nearly 300 quintillion combinations by defining your own patterns and write-cycles.

SCSI, Firewire, USB 3.0

SCSI, Firewire and USB 3.0 are supported on Windows and by the self-booting version as well.

Self-booting and on Windows

HDShredder offers a self-booting version (HDShredder/S) and a Windows application (HDShredder/W). Both versions use the same user interface, so switching between the two is no problem.

Enterprise Edition 4x  €251.26
Enterprise Edition 8x  €430.17
Enterprise Edition 16x  €671.43

Self-booting and under Windows (New: 11/Server 2022)

Use SCSI, SAS, RAID and dynamic volumes as you always do

Each HDShredder software package now contains a Windows program (HDShredder/W) in addition to the self-booting program (HDShredder/S). With identical interfaces on both programs there is complete ease in switching between HDShredder/S and HDShredder/W.

New: Store report on USB and network drives

Deletion logs for analysis and as verification

HDShredder creates a detailed deletion report with any deletion from the Professional Edition on. This report can now be stored to USB keys and other USB media. In Windows the deletion report can also be stored on network drives.

Freely selectable deletion patterns

Choose out of 300 quintillion ways to erase your hard disk

HDShredder offers an editor for deletion patterns. It lets users freely define their own specific deletion patterns as well as entire deletion procedures with up to 398 runs.

USB 3.0 (new), Firewire and SATA-II device support

USB 3.0, Firewire and SATA-II media on the self-booting version

Deleting fast SATA-II media (internal and external via eSATA) as well as USB and Firewire hard disks or memory cards using a USB or Firewire card reader.

License Options

You may obtain HDShredder Enterprise Edition as Maintenance License (Online Shop).

Maintenance License

The Maintenance License allows the licensee to use the product on any PC to maintain, using the delivered token. The software is permanently installable but only usable with the token connected.

Hardware Requirements

Self-booting (HDShredder/S)

  • 586 processor or higher
  • 64 MB RAM
  • VGA graphics
  • bootable floppy or CD/DVD drive

Windows program (HDShredder/W)

See the hardware requirements of your Windows version.

Supported Controllers

Controller typeself-bootingon Windows
PCI-IDE/ATA hard disk controlleryesyes
Busmaster IDE controlleryesyes
USB 1.1 (UHCI, OHCI)yesyes
USB 2.0 (EHCI)yesyes
USB 3.0 (XHCI)yesyes
Adaptec SCSI host adapter*yesyes
Other SCSI host adapter (LSI, …)noyes
SAS host adapternoyes
RAID controllernoyes
AHCI (SATA II) controlleryesyes
Firewire/IEEE1394 (OHCI)yesyes
A complete list of Adaptec SCSI host adapters supported by HDShredder/S is to be found here.

Supported Media

Media typeself-bootingon Windows
USB key drivesyesyes
Dynamic volumesnoyes
Hard disks
USB, Firewire, SCSIyesyes
Flash storage (with card reader)
SD, MMCyesyes
xD and othersyesyes

Supported Deletion Standards

VSITRGermany, Department of the Interior
BSI-GSBGermany, National Agency for Information Security (BSI)
ACSI 33Australia, Australian Communications Security Instructions (ACSI)
AFSSI 5020USA, Air Force
AR380-19USA, Army
DoD 5200.28MUSA, Department of Defense
DoD 5220.22MUSA, Department of Defense
NCSC-TG-025USA, National Computer Security Center (NCSC)
HMG IS5 BaselineGreat Britain, British Government
HMG IS5 EnhancedGreat Britain, British Government
GOST P50739-95Russia, Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology
RCMP TSSIT OPS-IICanada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Bruce Schneier’s MethodUSA, security expert
Roy Pfitzner’s MethodGermany, Conference of Data Security Officials
Peter Gutmann’s MethodNew Zealand, University of Auckland
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