DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) Beta 2.2.8
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Free software package to automatically erase hard drives … The current version has been designed to work with Windows 8.1 operating systems …
- PROS: Arguably one of the most effective ways to permanently erase data from a hard drive., The execution of this software will not be interrupted by other programs.
- CONS: There is no way to retrieve accidentally deleted data., The actual deletion process can sometimes require days.