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NIST Successfully Tests BitRaser Drive Eraser for Securely Wiping Hard Drives & SSDs

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently tested the media-wiping efficacy of BitRaser Drive Eraser software. The test was conducted on a hard drive and a SSD using the CFTT Test Suite, a proprietary tool jointly developed by NIST and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). The data wiping test results attained by BitRaser Drive Eraser re-establish the software as a reliable tool for erasing drives in line with the NIST 800-88 Standard.

The CFTT Test Suite found that BitRaser performed "Secure Overwriting" on all the sectors, including the hidden areas of the drives - Host Protected Area (HPA) and Device Configuration Overlay (DCO). The test results confirmed that data was securely overwritten & erased 'As Expected' by BitRaser Drive Eraser using NIST 800-88 Purge Secure Erase Standard. The data was securely erased on both drives without any scope for recovery.

The test report is available on the DHS & NIST website and can also be downloaded from

"Over the past several decades, we have invested in substantial resources to enrich our data erasure tools with a robust technology that helps the users erase their storage media with total assurance. The successful lab testing of BitRaser® Drive Eraser by NIST is a forward leap in cementing the trust of our customers in order to help them meet their privacy and compliance goals", says Sunil Chandna, CEO at Stellar.

Apropos the growing data breach incidents and enactment of international data protection laws, BitRaser drive erasure software approval by NIST is well timed. Organizations, now more than ever, realize a heightened need for "forensically-tested" data destruction software to attain an innately safe and compliant IT asset disposition policy.

Published Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:21 AM by David Marshall
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