Wipes any drive irretrievable, audit-proof and certified

  • Self-booting, operating system independent for universal use
  • Wipes all data from various media securely and irretrievably
  • For PC, servers, notebooks, tablets, IPC, PoS and much more.
  • Supports HDD, ATA SSD, NVMe SSD, USB, SD card and much more.
  • Meaningful protocols (TXT/PDF/HTML/XML/JSON) with serial numbers and encrypted wipe certificates (PDF) prove your work, include your company logo and up to 20 custom fields
  • Freely configurable and automated for your individual use
  • The standard edition allows you to sanitize up to 4 drives at the same time
  • Enhanced SecureErase und SecureErase für schnelles und sicheres Löschen von SATA-HDDs und SSDs
  • Sanitze BlockErase, Sanitize CryptoErase und Sanitize Overwrite für das schnelle und sichere Löschen von SATA-HDDs und SSDs
  • NVMe Format UserData Erase und Crypotgraphic Erase für das schnelle und sichere Löschen von NVMe-SSD´s
  • Save locally or to a network or send directly via email (and all together)
  • Save directly to a no-SQL JSON database
  • Meets all important deletion standards (BSI, NIST, DoD, HMG Infosec, and many more)
  • Full UEFI and SecureBoot support

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Your advantages

The software starts on all devices (computer, laptop, IPC, server, tablet, embedded, etc.) without an installed operating system and thus enables sanitization of all connected data carriers. Including the system disk.

toolstar®shredderLX starts with a specially adapted Linux operating system on all devices. No matter whether PC, notebook, tablet, IPC or PoS. The ability to select different 64-bit and 32-bit kernels before starting means both new UEFI systems (including SecureBoot) and older BIOS systems are supported. With the special Bootcast PXE software, booting over the network is also possible without any problems. However, every other technology such as WDS and other PXE systems also works without problems.

In addition to the many international overwrite patterns, you can also use Enhanced SecureErase, SecureErase, Sanitze BlockErase, Sanitize CryptoErase, Select Sanitize Overwrite, NVMe Format UserData Erase and NVMe Format Crypotgraphic Erase.

With the standard edition of toolstar®shredderLX you can wipe up to 4 hard drives at the same time. This means that even desktop PCs with multiple hard drives can be completed quickly in one go.

You can get Enterprise editions for 4, 8, 16 and more hard drives at the same time Request.

For each wipe process, you will receive a wipe report containing detailed messages and an overview of all deleted hard drives as well as an encrypted erasure certificate for each erased hard drive. The erasure report is perfect for your documentation and can be output as text, PDF, HTML, XML and JSON. You can also define up to 20 individual fields in which you can document information such as customer number, asset number, ticket number and other values.

You pay for the license, not the wipe it self. This allows toolstar®shredderLX to sanitize many hard drives one after the other cost-effectively. With a toolstar®shredderLX license you can wipe an unlimited number of hard drives per year. You only need as many licenses as you want to handle devices at the same time.

You can sanitize ATA HDD, ATA SSD, NVMe SSD, SCSI, Fiber Channel, USB, USB-C and many more types of disks. All processes can be automated and adjusted to individual drive types through the various settings.

Legal provision

Today, digital data must be protected better than paper documents because they can be evaluated and copied even more easily. This also applies to disposal. In addition, the legislature has also required wipeing in the Federal Data Protection Act since May 2001. The GDPR has made the requirements even stricter. The toolstar®shredderLX offers you the opportunity to erase data from hard drives and other media in an audit-proof and verifiable manner. The ADISA certification gives you additional security.

Rely on 30 years of experience in hardware dignostic and data erasure.

All erasure standards

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toolhouse has been selling test and erasure software since 1994. The programs and services continue to evolve year after year.
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Success Story: Geodis-Logistics

Geodis-Logistics has been working for years successful with toolstar®shredder:
“The irreversible data erasure is carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and is inspected regularly annually by TÜV Süd. All known standards are met. In this way, GEODIS guarantees its customers the maximum security of their own data. The deletion processes are clearly logged and archived.
Over 1.2 million wipes have been successfully carried out this way since 2006.

Simple, cost-effective and predictable licensing


toolstar®shredderLX is paid per license. This means you can purchase the license and wipe as many hard drives as you want within a year. In the standard version of toolstar®shredderLX you can delete up to 4 hard drives in one device at the same time. You can start the software one after the other on an unlimited number of devices. You need as many licenses as you want to edit devices at the same time or have workstations for simultaneous use. The licensing and cost structure is perfect for companies that prefer to easily calculate costs through fixed annual prices.

No matter whether you have to delete 10 or 100 hard drives per month.
The annual price remains the same.

  • Erase as many hard drives as you want for a fixed, predictable price
  • No annual usage limit – wipe as many devices and disks as you want.
  • No limitation of hard drive types. For ATA, NVMe, eMMC, USB, etc.
  • No distinction between desktop or server systems.
  • All updates included within one year
  • Free support via email and telephone

If you wipe 8 disks per working day (230 working days per year), you will delete 1,840 hard drives for €140 per year.
In this case, the deletion will cost you 7 cent per hard wiped drive!
140 € license costs / (8 hard drives x 230 working days) = 0.07 € per drive

Do you have any questions?

The toolhouse team will be happy to answer any questions you have about our products.
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Who needs erasure software?

toolstar®shredderLX is an essential tool for anyone who is responsible for data security. Especially if you are responsible for foreign and personal data.

When is deletion of data necessary?


If a data storage device (server, PC, laptop, USB stick, mobile device, etc.) is to be recycled, sold or disposed of, all data contained on it must be completely and verifiably deleted. This eliminates the risk of unauthorized data access.

When data is no longer needed

If data is no longer needed, it must be deleted from the respective data storage medium.

After data recovery

After a data recovery has been carried out, the temporary storage medium should be erased so that there is no mix of new and old data during the next data recovery. This prevents data from being accidentally restored from two different customers.

Demand from customers

The GDPR and other international data protection regulations give consumers the right to request deletion of their data from your systems. In order to implement the regulations, all data must be wiped in an audit-proof, irretrievable and verifiable manner.

Data migration

When data is migrated from one location to a new location, the original location of the data must be verifiably erased.

Change of employees

When an employee leaves the company, all of that employee's data must be securely and verifiably deleted. This prevents new employees from having access to the remaining data from the old system.

Certificate per wiped drive

A comprehensive and customizable erasure certificate is generated for each deleted hard drive, which can be individually and extensively adapted to the requirements of your company.

All processes in the program are recorded. Each report includes an optional digital signature for your and your customer's security.

The customization options

  • Up to 20 self-definable fields such as ticket number or customer number
  • Integration of your own company logo
  • Display of test results such as SMART or benchmark tests
  • One-page system overview including adjustment of each individual line
  • Up to 3 signature fields with individual headings and field names
  • Document fingerprint as a digital and verifiable document signature

Complete automation of all wipe and testing processes through custom templates


Create automation scripts

In the program itself you will find an easy-to-use automation script builder with which you can easily create and modify scripts. Determine which hardware diagnotics should run, how long and at what intensity. Create your own protocols and certificates in different formats and with different content. Create custom fields for customer number or ticket number and much more.

. . . and execute

After you have created the automation scripts, you can easily start them in the program. Afterwards all options, test and deletion processes you have set run automatically and at the end they give you the protocols and certificates you created on the stick or the other available destinations (FTP, network, email or database ) out of. You can also easily use one of our pre-built scripts and get started right away.

Certified for your safety


toolstar®shredderLX is officially certified by the certification company ADISA. This means that toolstar®shredderLX provably deletes all data from storage media irretrievably.

How was toolstar®shredderLX tested at ADISA?

toolstar®shredderLX has been tested at ADISA with “Test Level 2”. An SSD was used for the test. After deleting with toolstar®shredderLX an attempt was made to restore data using forensic software and physical reading of individual chips.

What is ADISA?

ADISA is an independent certification company based in England. The company specializes in developing and applying processes for the certification of Erasure software and hardware.

Homepage: https://adisa.global/
Phone: +44 (0) 845 557 7726
Thrales End Business Centre
Thrales End Lane,
Harpenden AL5 3NS

Certificates of ADISA


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Excerpt of the change log

Only the last 40 entries in the product change log are displayed. You can read the extended history in the customer portal under “Product History”.

6.07UPDAdded additional DMI dummy strings for automatic filtering during output
6.07MODReading tool ReadSticks expanded to be able to use USB SSDs as dongles
6.07MODPrioritization of hardware data of licensing drives (tokens) adjusted for improved compatibility
6.07MODDrive hotplugging flood detection adapted to cases where multiple drives are affected at the same time
6.06ADDPCI Details: Show Link Speeds and Widths if specified (typ. for PCIe Root Ports)
6.06ADDMainboard: Added display of ACPI tables, optionally with contents dump.
6.06UPDSMART: Detection of Crucial SATA SSD attribute 202 as lifetime remaining percent.
6.06USEShredder: Optionally hide "not supported" for firmware methods of other types (e.g. NVMe format for SCSI).
6.06ADDShredder dialog: Added big selection button for quick firmware-based erasure (does basically the same as the corresponding default under User-defined).
6.06ADDProgram start, optionally checkin if certain data are missing: Optional output to file including system overview added.
6.06FIXFast View: Fixed crash on USB Host Controller Info and overviews that contained it.
6.06FIXSPD-EEPROM: Fix for timing calculations for DDR4.
6.06ADDUSB name: If no manufacturer or product name has been entered in the device itself by the manufacturer, a database is checked to see whether the information can be found there.
6.06MODLiveUpdate is automatically ignored when booted from the network (if LiveUpdate is set to "always", but it is).
6.06ADDAutomation: Added option to Message to user to abort the script on No/Cancel.
6.06ADDDetection of Linux kernel lockdown and output with the Linux info.
6.06ADDMainboard info: Detection of Intel Management Engine
6.06UPDDDR5 SPD memory module types updated.
6.06UPD Various adjustments for the updated Linux operating system 2024-2.R1.
6.06USEFrom now on it is possible to store the signature fields in the protocols and certificates digitally in the settings. More information can be found here https://www.toolhouse.de/support/knowledgebase/unterschriften-als-bild-einbinden/
6.06ADDLiveUpdate available (With Live Update you update the main program on your toolstar®testLX, shredderLX and QuickCheckLX USB sticks live within the program. This saves you having to manually update via the customer portal)
6.05ADDPCI Details: Display link speed and width, if specified (typical for PCIe root ports)
6.05ADDNew function for displaying the ACPI tables in the mainboard menu added.
6.05UPDSpecial customization for Crucial SATA SSD SMART rating. Especially for these types of hard drives, the SMART attribute is evaluated differently from the SMART standard, i.e. remaining lifespan percent. For more information about SMART attributes, see our knowledge base.
6.05USEAdded option to optionally hide unsupported firmware-based deletion methods for protocols that do not support it.
6.05ADDNew simple option for quick erasure using firmware-based methods for supported data carriers, directly selectable in the shredder dialog.
6.04_1USEOptionally, the current time can only be retrieved when the program is started for the first time after a complete restart of the device in order to save time with repeated program starts.
6.04_1UPDAdjustments to the output of CPU hardware monitoring data for current Intel CPU generations.
6.04_1FIXIn some circumstances, the time output in reports could not take into account the current time zone in use.
6.04_1ADD NEW FUNCTION: Additional possible check when starting the program for certain data such as system names, MAC addresses and other information.
6.04_1USEImprovements to the output of logs and information to the screen when using the new fast display.
6.04_1UPDUpdate of the internal SPD-EEPROM database with new manufacturer data for current modules.
6.04_1UPDProprietary implementation of DDR5 detection based on various hardware characteristics for the possible determination of speeds and sizes.
6.04_1FIXAdjustments in the PDF output to prevent a possible endless loop with a crash with very long lines of text and their wrapping behavior.
6.04_1USEFix for a progress bar set as indeterminate. Under some circumstances this could not stop wandering at the end of the test and show incorrect progress.
6.04_1FIXAdjustments to messages sent via email for better compatibility with different email servers.
6.04_1USEIf the option for HPA/DCO errors is not set as error, the output is no longer displayed prominently.
6.04_1MODChanged wording for "not considered errors" HPA/DC errors for better understandability.
6.04_1MODFirmware-based erasure method Sanitize Overwrite has been added to the prefabricated sequences and the 3 classic erasure runs that are always carried out have been replaced by the BSI-3 standard.
6.03ADDErasure Certificate: Global option to save copy in another format.

System requirements


These system requirements provide a rough guideline on which systems the program can run smoothly.