Blancco Drive Eraser

Secure erasure of data on laptops, servers and desktops.

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What is the best method to securely erase hard drives?

The best solution for secure data erasure on laptops, servers and desktops is Blancco Drive Eraser; industry-leading, scalable software that ensures protection thanks to the permanent erasure of confidential data from HDD and SDD hard drives (including NVMes on desktop).

Blancco Drive Eraser

  • It is the leading data erasure solution on the market
  • Securely erase from HDD and SSD drives.
  • Supports more than 25 erasure standards
  • Generates a deletion certificate to facilitate auditing.
  • Tool certified by the National Security Scheme (ENS)
  • Save time and resources by creating automations and workflows
  • It is scalable, so it adapts to all types of companies
  • Help improve your CSR policy

Why should I use Blancco Drive Eraser?

With advanced algorithms, Blancco Drive Eraser ensures secure data removal and its easy-to-use interface simplifies the process. In addition, it provides detailed deletion certificates that include information on the asset processed, as well as the process followed. Both its unique identifier and its digital signature allow it to be used in audits and prevent possible manipulation of it.

Technical specifications


  • Data deletion process controlled locally or remotely through the Blancco Management Console
  • Simultaneous erasing of high-speed disks. Including the ability to customize disk sizes and speed thresholds
  • Stripping RAID and direct access to underlying physical drives
  • SSD detection and secure erase process with Blancco's patented SSD method
  • Automated detection and unlocking of frozen drives
  • Detection, notification and erasure process of hidden areas (DCO, HP) and reassigned sectors
  • Support for internal drive erase processing commands, including cryptographic erase and TCG feature set on self-encrypting drives
  • Ability to reformat SATA and SAS drives after the erase process

Hardware Compatibility

  • Secure erasure of data from PCs, laptops, servers, and storage environments based on x86 and x86-64 architectures
  • Machines with BIOS and UEFI, including Intel-based MACs, Apple T2, and Secure Boot
  • IDE/ATA, SATA, SCSI, SAS, USB, Fiber Channel, FireWire hard drives of any size
  • SATA and SAS SSDs of any size
  • eMMC drives of any size
  • NVMe drives of any size
  • Self-encrypting SAS, SCSI, ATA and NVMe drives


  • Verification algorithms to automatically check overwritten models
  • Hexviewer offers quick visual verification of the erasure process that benefits compliance
  • Tamper-proof reports. Option to add custom digital signatures
  • Ability to attach reports on drives for an audit of the erasure process
  • Option to search and export reports via API

Certificates and Reports

  • Digitally signed erasure-process certificate
  • Ability to choose between device-level or unit-level reporting
  • Option to save reports locally or send them over the network in the Blancco Management Portal
  • Detailed reporting enabled by enhanced hardware detection
  • Extensive wipe process information including HDD details for seamless audit procedures
  • User expandable report (with the option to add "custom fields")


  • Accelerated erase with NIST Purge
  • Multitasking option to allow hardware diagnostics and report updating during erase time
  • Screensaver where you can see the progress of the erasure to monitor the process remotely
  • Option to resume an interrupted erase process without consuming additional licenses
  • Specific interface for the single drive erase process
  • LAN and WLAN support, including 802.1x authentication


  • Blancco Drive Eraser is independent of any platform
  • Local control with HASP dongles, standalone images or centralized control through Blancco Management Portal or Blancco Cloud
  • Local deployment (CD, USB) over network (PXE), pre-installation (Windows, Linux) or through ILO, IDRAC, Cisco UCS, Intel AMT or local installation (device mode)

Hardware detection and diagnostics

  • 13+ hardware tests including: RAM, CPU, motherboard, battery (current capacity and discharge), PC speaker, display, pointers, keyboard, optical drive, webcam, USB ports, WiDi card, SMART drive tests , BIOS logo
  • Sharing capabilities
  • Compatibility with other Blancco products (BDECT, BMC, BUSBC)

Configurability and automation

  • Customizable erasure process software to meet specific needs
  • Customizable input fields in deletion process reports
  • 4 levels of process automation: workflow, manual, semi-automatic, automatic
  • Ability to run custom workflows defined in Blancco Management Portal or Blancco Cloud: Workflows can be run locally or remotely and processing can be automated across all company devices
  • Ability to communicate back and forth with an asset management system or other external system

Minimum system requirements

  • 1GB of RAM in most cases (2GB for PXE booting)
  • Local erasure process:
  • CD/DVD drive or USB key to start the software
  • SVGA display and VESA compatible video card
  • USB key to save reports
  • Remote erasure process (Requires Blancco Management Portal):
  • Ethernet NIC
  • DHCP server running on local network for PXE boot, remote wipe process and report collection

Support languages

  • English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, French, Taiwanese, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian
  • Supports up to 20 different keyboard layouts