Erasing Disk Drives

You can use maxView Storage Manager to securely erase existing data on any disk drives or SSDs that are in the Ready state. Secure erase completely destroys the data on the drive; the data is completely and irretrievably eradicated. Secure erase performs three distinct writing passes to the disk drive being erased—it does not just write zeros.

To securely erase a disk drive or SSD:

  1. In the Enterprise View, select a controller then, in the Physical Devices tree, select the drive you want to erase.
  2. On the ribbon, in the Physical Device group, click Secure Erase.

    The Secure Erase Physical Device window opens.
  3. Click Erase to erase the disk drive; click Cancel to cancel the action.

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