BCWipe was the very first disk wipe program I ever used. So I have some fondness for it. Having said that, the create “Bootable USB disk” wizard had some strange “No Disk” errors. I got it to create a bootable USB, but I was disappointed with the error.
Regardless, if you needed to buy a commercial product, this would be the one I’d buy. For the logging function it has, and the fact that Jetico have been in the market for a long time.
Version tested: BCWipe Total WipeOut 2.30
- I like the amount of detail that BCWipe captures to it’s log file
- Built-in disk hex viewer.
- it still is being actively developed.
Things I didn’t like:
- Accepted the defaults, which was US DoD 5220-22M
This meant 7 wipe passes, which took 283 mins.
A one pass Zero wipe took 39 mins
- Other wipe options are:
3-pass US DoD 5220-22M