Destroy purposely overwrites EVERY sector on the hard disk (including
any hidden sectors) firstly with zeros, then ones, and lastly random characters,
with the processes verified to ensure the information has been correctly
written to the disk.
No standard utility provided with a computer, such as Format or Fdisk
overwrites the entire hard disk with data. Only specialised data removal
systems such as Destroy ensure the entire disk has been overwritten thus
ensuring ALL data has been deleted from the hard disk.
Destroy will overwrite any number of hard disks within a system regardless
of size and original format as long as the computer is a PC style computer.
Destroy does not physically damage the drive in the process.
Destroy is easy to use and comes on media such as floppy disk and CD
Rom. No special equipment or operating system is required.
On start-up Destroy automatically interrogates the BIOS to determine
the reported number of hard disk drives and their capacity. As some hard
drives have hidden tracks (cylinders), during the initialisation phase
Destroy will automatically detect tracks beyond the reported maximum,
it confirms these values and overwrites each drive based on the confirmed
Destroy complies with Australian Federal Government ACSI 33 standards
and other international standards, where it performs three passes of writing
binary zeros and binary ones, and verifies after each write. Destroy then
does a final pass of writing random characters over the drive. The drive
therefore ends up with a total of seven passes or wipes.
Destroy has built-in auto correction technology where even problematic
hard disks can be corrected and still be securely overwritten. At the
completion of the erasure process, Destroy displays a summary including
any errors or bad sectors found, and an overall statement of the process.