Many Governments across the globe have established rigorous data wiping standards for software-based overwriting to get rid of data beyond restoration to maintain data privacy, prevent data leakage & data breach. A key determinant in data erasure is meeting these international standards & ensuring the number of times the data is overwritten before the device is disposed of. Some of these standards require a method to verify that all the data has been removed from the entire hard drive or SSD. Complete data erasure using BitRaser would erase drives including hidden areas, typically DCO, HPA and remapped sectors.

We have listed below some of the most prevailing and worldwide accepted data erasure standards. You may choose the best that suits your business as per the prevailing law in your country or as per the ask of the client.

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24 Internationally Recognized Erasure Standards

Standards Name Passes
NIST 800-88 Clear 1 pass
NIST 800-88 Purge 1~3 passes
US - DoD 5220.22-M 3 passes
US - DoD 5200.22-M (ECE) 7 passes
US - DoD 5200.28-STD 7 passes
Russian - GOST R 50739-95 2 passes
B. Schneier's Algorithm 7 passes
German Standard VSITR 7 passes
Peter Gutmann 35 passes
US Army AR 380-19 3 passes
NATO Standard 7 passes
US Air Force AFSSI 5020 3 passes
Pfitzner Algorithm 33 passes
Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II 4 passes
British HMG IS5 (Baseline Standard) 1 pass
Zeroes 1 pass
Pseudo-Random 1 pass
Pseudo-Random & Zeroes 2 passes
Random Random Zero 6 passes
British HMG IS5 Enhanced 3 passes
NAVSO P-5239-26 3 passes
NCSC-TG-025 3 passes
BitRaser Secure & SSD Erasure 1~3 passes
Firmware-based Disk Array Erasure -
+5 Customized Algorithms -


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