Through our certified data erasure process, organizations now have a secure method to erase data on storage devices – regardless of underlying technology – in a cost-effective, secure and eco-friendly manner. Ensure your sensitive data has been sanitized from servers, laptops, desktops and drives with the most certified disk erasure software solution on the market. Each erasure procedure is verified and certified, resulting in a signed, tamper-proof Certificate of Erasure to prove compliance with local, national and global data protection regulations.

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Key Benefits of Blancco’s Drive Erasure Software:

  • Patented solid-state drive (SSD) erasure (Patent No. 9286231)
  • Erases data permanently from multiple drives simultaneously
  • Automates the hard drive erasure process to remove BIOS freeze locks
  • Leverage workflows to automate every step of your erasure process
  • RAID dismantling and pass through
  • Identifies false positives during internal data erasure processes
  • Provides digitally-signed Certificate of Erasure for auditing and compliance
  • Compliant with all state, federal and international data privacy regulations and guidelines

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Blancco Drive Eraser

Watch the video to learn how Blancco Drive Eraser permanently sanitizes data on HDDs and SSDs in servers, laptops, desktops and more.



Introducing Blancco Drive Eraser – the industry’s most certified data erasure software for permanent data sanitization. Blancco Drive Eraser allows organizations of all sizes to safely resell, repurpose or dispose of drives when they’ve reached end-of-life to meet security, compliance and CSR purposes.

Blancco Drive Eraser supports a wide variety of drive types, including SATA, SCSI, SAS, USB and NVME,including self-encrypting drives. And we support the most global erasure standards, including NIST Purge & Clear and patented SSD erasure that meets and exceeds these requirements.

So how does it work? Blancco Drive Eraser goes beyond traditional wiping methods by overwriting every sector of the drive—leaving nothing behind. The process includes:

  • Freeze Lock Removal
  • Internal drive Commands (for Firmware-based erasure)
  • Identifying bad & remapped sectors
  • Hidden areas such as HPA and DCO
  • Drive partitions (such as MBR, GPT)
  • Our proprietary erasure sequence
  • And erasure verification, which identifies malfunctions and performed processes

After the erasure is complete, a signed, tamper-proof Certificate of Erasure is supplied for every erasure, including drive-level reports for server arrays. Certificates can be saved in PDF or XML format and stored in the Blancco Management Console – onsite or in the Cloud.

Additionally, Blancco Drive Eraser software provides key asset diagnostics and profiling. This includes:

  • Complete detection of all hardware components
  • Extensive hardware diagnostics capabilities (including more than 12 diagnostic tests)
  • Easy identification of rack-mounted drives
  • And SMART attributes and self-tests

Blancco Drive Eraser offers more deployment options than any other erasure software on the market. Options include (but are not limited to):

  • CD/DVD
  • USB/li>
  • PXE
  • iLO
  • iDRAC
  • Cisco UCS
  • Intel AMT
  • preinstall (Windows, Linux)

When you’re ready to deploy, Blancco Drive Eraser allows for the full customization of ISO files to meet your organization’s unique security settings, goals and requirements. You can even customize and save a master software image file that can be distributed to multiple sites across the globe, allowing you to streamline data erasure regardless of operating system or manufacturer. And, you can leverage Blancco’s Two-Way Communication technology to easily integrate with your WMS, AMS or other existing systems for additional flexibility and automated process flow.

After the process is initiated, organizations can choose from automatic, semi-automatic and manual options for erasure. As part of this process, you can erase from 1 to thousands of assets simultaneously, then automatically send erasure reports to the cloud or on-premise Blancco Management Console to streamline erasure and reporting across all your locations.

To learn more about how Blancco Drive Eraser can help your business enhance security & efficiency, contact us for a free trial today.

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The First Patented SSD Data Erasure Solution

Guarantee your data has been erased from any type of drive in desktop/laptop computers, servers and storage environments with the most certified and patented data erasure solution (Patent No. 9286231). Blancco’s secure erasure methods ensure data is written across the full logical capacity of the drive (and not just compressed).

Benefits of Patented SSD Erasure

The Most Certified Data Erasure Software Available

Blancco data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 15+ governing bodies and leading organizations around the world. No other data erasure software can boast this level of compliance with the rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.

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Solutions for ITADs, Data Centers and Enterprises

Whether you’re an ITAD, data center, enterprise or other business that processes a large amount of data-bearing IT assets, there’s a Drive Eraser solution for you. With the flexibility to address everything from loose drives in data centers, to various types of HDDs, to new and more complicated SSDs such as NVMes, Blancco Drive Eraser is customizable to address your organization’s specific erasure needs.

Solutions for ITADs, Data Centers and Enterprises

Blancco Drive Eraser Technical Specifications

  • Locally or remotely controlled data erasure via the Blancco Management Console
  • High-speed, simultaneous erasure of multiple drives multiple drives, including the ability to customize drive batch
    sizes and drive speed thresholds
  • RAID dismantling and direct access to the underlying physical drives
  • SSD detection and secure erasure with Blancco´s patented SSD method
  • Automated detection and unlocking of freeze locked drives
  • Extensive list of international erasure standards, including HMG/CESG, NIST, BSI and DoD
  • Detection, notification and erasure of hidden areas (DCO, HPA) and remapped sectors
  • Support for internal drive erasure commands, including cryptographic erasure and TCG feature set on self-encrypting
  • Ability to reformat SAS/SATA drives after erasure
  • 1 GB RAM memory in most cases (2 GB for PXE booting)
  • Local erasure:
    • CD/DVD drive or USB port for booting the software
    • SVGA display and VESA compatible video card
    • USB port for saving reports
  • Remote erasure (requires Blancco Management Console):
    • Ethernet NIC
    • DHCP Server running on local network for PXE booting, remote erasure and report collection
  • Accelerated NIST purge capabilities
  • Multi-tasking to allow the hardware diagnostics and updating the report during the erasure time
  • Screensaver displaying the erasure progress to monitor the process remotely
  • Resume an erasure that has been interrupted without consuming extra licenses
  • Support for LAN and WLAN networks, including 802.1x authentication
  • Dedicated interface for loose drive erasure 
  • Digitally-signed Certificate of Erasure
  • Choose between asset level or drive-level reports
  • Customizable digital signature (ANSSI compliant)
  • Save reports locally or send them through the network to the Blancco Management Console
  • Detailed reports enabled by enhanced hardware detection
  • Extensive erasure information, including HDD details for seamless audit procedures
  • User extendable report (with option to add “custom fields”)
  • Blancco Drive Eraser is platform independent
  • Local control with HASP dongles, standalone images, or centralized control through the Blancco Management Console or Blancco Cloud
  • Deploy locally (CD, USB),via the network (PXE), through remote management tools (e.g. iLO, iDRAC, Intel AMT, Cisco RMS, Windows Deployment Service (WDS)), install locally (appliance mode) or via Blancco Preinstall”
  • 13+ hardware tests, including: RAM, CPU, Motherboard, Battery (current capacity & discharge), PC Speaker, Display, Pointing Devices, Keyboard, Optical Drive, Webcam, USB Ports, WiFi card
  • Hot swap capabilities, including pass-through drives
  • Customize erasure software to fit specific needs
  • Customize input fields in erasure reports
  • 4 levels of process automation: workflows, manual, semi-automatic, automatic
  • Ability to communicate back and forth with an Asset Management System or other existing system (“Two-Way Communication”) on asset and drive level
  • Ability to execute customized workflows defined on the Blancco Management Console or Blancco Cloud; workflows can automate processing across all company assets
  • Erase data securely from PCs, laptops, servers and storage environments based in x86 and x86-64 architectures
  • BIOS & UEFI machines including Intel-based Macs, Apple T2 and Secure Boot
  • IDE/ATA, SATA, SCSI, SAS, USB, Fibre Channel, FireWire hard disk drives of any size/blocksize
  • SATA and SAS solid state drives of any size/blocksize
  • eMMC drives of any size/blocksize
  • NVMe drives of any size/blocksize
  • SAS, SCSI or ATA self-encrypting drives
  • Support for Apple machines, including those containing T2 chips
  • Verification algorithms to automatically check the overwritten patterns
  • Hexviewer provides fast visual verification of the erasure for compliance
  • Reports are tamper-proof and can leverage custom digital signatures
  • Embed reports in the drives for a fast erasure audit
  • Search and export reports via APIs
  • English, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, French, Taiwanese, Italian and Portuguese, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian
  • Up to 20 different keyboard layouts supported

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