Many of us have a notion that our data is completely wiped off the face of this earth when deleted from the 'last frontier' of recycle bin. Well, going by this simplistic idea, unfortunately we are totally wrong. There are forensic data recovery tools that can delve into the depths of your computer to salvage out data deleted months ago or overwritten with new software. So, yes; for those of us to do not want our data to fall into wrong hands, there are very few options. And, among such scarce solutions, the DriveErazer Ultra (DEU) poses as one of the most efficient ones.
Design wise, this data erasing mechanism looks like an unadorned white/red box with a slew of inputs and ports. These ports are found around the red painted side edges, while the buttons, indicator lights and a small display (for showcasing your method of erasing) are conspicuously embedded on the top facade.
However, beyond the minimalist bearing, it is the core functionality of the device that really tickles our fancy. The DEU allows us to pursue ten different methods to deleting data, which can be seen in the aforementioned display. Regarding compatibility, the data eraser can work with a majority of 2.5 or 3.5-inch drives, in both IDE and ATA formats. One can also plug in a printer after the job is done, to see the graphical representation of the deletion process.
But, exceeding all such advantages is the practical attribute of not requiring a computer to achieve the procedure. So, as a user, you can directly plug in your drive with the machine for the final annihilation of data. Of course, you have to pay a price of $249 for DEU, which can be a bit high considering your personal data probably wouldn't require deletion of more than once. But, when it comes to the scope of high security like businesses and IT, the DEU is certainly more applicable than what its price suggests.