PDWIPE IS A DOS APPLICATION THAT WILL NOT
FUNCTION IN WINDOWS
OR WIPE DRIVES > 2TB.
PDWIPE is based on the wiping technology found in DRIVESPY. PDWIPE is a DOS application capable of wiping large hard drives at amazing speeds!
If requested, PDWIPE will perform a declassification drive wipe in accordance with NAVSO P5239-10. This wiping algorithm exceeds that specified by the DOD 5220.22-M specification for both "clearing" and "purging" of sensitive information on Hard Drives. Visit our Technical Support Page to download the update if you are already a registered user!
PDWIPE provides the option of using a character other than 0x00 when wiping a drive. It also offers the ability to wipe the drive using a random pattern. PDWIPE will optionally record Logical Sector Addresses, and CHS addresses for both Int13 and Int13x geometries at the beginning of sectors as they are wiped. The latter is useful when diagnosing architectural discrepancies when moving a drive between systems or validating imaging utilities.
If desired, PDWIPE will generate a report of the wiping activity performed on a system. PDWIPE can also verify that the contents of a specified number of randomly chosen sectors have been wiped. If a wipe verification is requested, PDWIPE will also automatically verify the first and last sector on the drive.
PDWIPE will support any drive which is accessible to your system via Interrupt 13 or the MS/IBM Interrupt 13 Extensions. System BIOS's typically provide this capability for all attached IDE or EIDE devices. In addition, most SCSI adapters offer the ability to support attached devices via Interrupt 13 as well.
Normally, PDWIPE will request confirmation of any operation before the wiping process is initiated. However, command line options have been provided such that the program may be run from within a batch file (without confirmation) to wipe large numbers of hard drives prior to organizational redistribution. This makes it possible to create a simple boot floppy which calls PDWIPE with the appropriate options and then provide it to your technical staff to automatically wipe sensitive data from machines prior to redistribution.
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Commercial Customers / Corporate Security License
PDWIPE is licensed on a per user basis. World-Wide Site licensing is also available for larger Organizations.
Law Enforcement Forensic License
Digital Intelligence continues to support Law Enforcement personnel by providing individual licenses to investigators. This license is extended as follows:
* For Law Enforcement Use Only
* For Forensic Use Only
* For use only by the Licensed Investigator
* For use on One Machine at a time