£ 15.96 (20% off RRP)
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista
License: Function limited demo
Number of downloads: 752
There are fewer reasons to justify upgrading your old PC, apart from the graphics card if you’re a seriously gamer or the hard drive if you find you’re running out of space. Upgrading your hard drive is far easier than you would expect. There are tools such as Paragon Disk Copy or Hard Disk Manager that will copy the entire contents of your old drive across to your new drive. Simply connect the new drive and remove the old one, then reboot. Simple.
However, what happens if you want to get rid of your old slow hard drive? There’s no point connecting it up as a slave drive as you’ll probably find that it slows down read/write access to your new and primary drive. You might want to give it to someone else or simply throw it away. Whatever option you choose, you need to dispose of the contents. Even if you re-format the drive, there are many tools that will enable another user to retrieve the pre-formatted contents.
The solution is a disk wiping tool that will completely erase the disk contents but also uses an algorithm to make sure that by wiping the contents, the old content can’t be retrieved.
This is a tool you’ll probably use very infrequently, but it could prove invaluable if you want to make sure a partition or entire drive is completely wiped and contents are irradiated.
Note that this trial version will not actually wipe your disk. It will only show the functionality involved.