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Review of WipeDrive SystemSaver utility?

by zydecolegs / July 15, 2010 9:38 PM PDT

In searching for hard drive eraser software, I came across White Canyon's WipeDrive SystemSaver software that is supposed to delete data and leave Windows in tact.

I would like feedback from anyone with experience with this software to know if it lives up to its claim? Or is it too good to be true?


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I can vouch for the Wipe Drive but haven't tried the
by VAPCMD / July 17, 2010 12:39 PM PDT

product with SystemSaver.

Where did you see the review ?


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by zydecolegs / July 18, 2010 4:38 AM PDT

VACPMD, I haven't seen a review yet, but I am seeking one. I did buy the product and plan to run it this week based on the reputation of WipeDrive which I, too, have used before. Assuming that the laptop is working properly after running the SystemSaver software...do you know if there is a way to confirm that the files have been erased?

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The only thing I can think of to confirn deletion is
by VAPCMD / July 19, 2010 12:51 AM PDT
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to run a recovery program or two and see what they turn up. Not sure I'd trust any SW program to identify and delete all files other than the OS files and required drivers.

My preference would be to wipe the entire drive and reinstall the OS. Then I'd feel more comfortable that I had removed everything on the PC before giving (or selling) the computer so someone else.

Let us know how it works.


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