Planning to upgrade hard disks for my Windows Server 200io3 computer, I need to dispose the old disk containing a greatly large amount of informatpersonal n. I wonder delete and format can help me wipe Windows Server 2003 disk or not.
Windows operating systems offer some commands to delete data (Attention: “delete” here is like sweeping something under the carpet: though users can not access those deleted files, they are still there.) Both delete and format commands will only remove the pointer to the files marked with deletion tag, with data itself resizing in unallocated space on the hard drive. Because of the data renamance, data recovery is possible and easy to perform with the help of data recovery tools.
To prevent sensitive data from being leaked out, users are supposed to perform complete and permanent data wiping. Here, several commonly used data sanitization ways are introduced. The first one is using drive degaussing technologies, which can assist with absolute data removal, but they are cost-consuming and will make disposed device entirely useless. The second one is damaging disk physically. It is of low recommendation as well because of low cost-effectiveness. Besides the two solutions, resorting to disk erasing software appears to be much practical.
However, to find a piece of software supporting Windows Server operating systems is a piece of tough work. Fortunately, the issue is masterly tackled by professional server partition manager – MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition boasting high data erasing capability. To let users have a better understanding, we would like to introduce the exact process to erase Windows Server 2003 disk clean.
To realize Server 2003 disk erasing, users need to firstly perform software downloading and then installation. After that, follow those steps:
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition to open its main interface.
2. From the main interface of the server partition software, choose the disk to be erased and click “Wipe Disk” from “Operations” column.
3. In this interface, choose a preferred wiping mode. The first one is the fastest and the last is the slowest. Selecting the first, users need to click “OK” button to continue.
4. Backing to main interface, users can preview disk wiping effect and four pending operations appear. If it is needed, users can click “Apply” button to let the software execute operation.
After all those operations are done, the specified disk is completely erased by the highly powerful server partition manager. If you also need to erase data off old hard disk or other storage devices, download a piece of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition.