Why is SecureErase or Enhanced SecureErase so important?

SecureErase or Enhanced SecureErase are two different standards that are supported by almost all SSD hard drives. Unlike BSI3, BSI VS etc., these are firmware-based deletion procedures that run internally in the hard drive and are programmed directly into the firmware by the hard drive manufacturer. The two methods Enhanced SecureErase and SecureErase also reach areas of the hard drive that normally cannot be addressed directly. These include, for example, cache and swap memory. This memory can also contain parts or even entire files. In order for the medium to be safely deleted, these must also be overwritten.

Settings in toolstar®shredderLX - Recommended method

In toolstar®shredderLX and in toolstar®shredderWIN, the method preset by the program is the Recommended method. This method automatically decides which is the best erasure method supported by the media based on the type of hard drive. In toolstar®shredderLX magnetic hard drives (HDD, USB, SD card, etc.) are included BSI3 erased and SSD hard drives with a combination of SecureErase and random numbers. Within toolstar®shredderWIN all magnetic hard drives are also deleted with BSI3 and SSD hard drives with it Random numbers and zeros.

In the case of toolstar®shredderLX, SSD hard drives are always automatically deleted using the SecureErase standard. Of course, you can also change this default setting.

Why does toolstar®shredderWIN not support SecureErase over ATA?

Windows as an operating system always puts the hard drive in a frozen security state after restarting the device or hard drive. Resolving this condition is not possible in an installed Windows or WindowsPE/WindowsRE. You can find more information about this in this KB article /a>. However, resolving this state is a basic requirement for setting a hard drive password. Without the password set, deletion using SecureErase is not possible.