FAQ

Required Hardware
The PXE server does come with a pre-configured OS therefor you will not need to install any OS. We do have a lightweight product and therfor there is no ne...
Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 at 8:08 PM
Can WipeDrive boot 'normal' clients from a VM?
The WipeDrive PXE server can be installed in a VM to boot clients in a ‘normal’ network. However this might need some more technical knowledge, please ask ...
Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 at 8:08 PM
Does WipeDrive consume a licenses if an erasure fails?
No, WipeDrive does not consume a license if the erasure was not successful, cancelled or stopped for any reason. It will even not comsume a licenses if the...
Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 at 8:23 AM
What does the verification process do?
The verification process happens after the last erasure pass is done writing, unless the method otherwise states. It will check the hard drive if all* secto...
Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 at 8:11 PM
1 pass vs multiple passes
Modern plattern hard drives are so fine that there will no data left after a 1 pass erasure. Older drives had "deeper grooves" to store the data ...
Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 at 8:12 PM
Smart test
Prior to the erasure there can be a smart test done. It will check the hard drive condition and it this has too many errors it will fail the process. in th...
Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 at 8:13 PM
NIST Classifications
'Purge' is defined by NIST as: “Purge applies physical or logical techniques that render Target Data recovery infeasible using state of the art la...
Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 at 8:14 PM
What FTP Types are supported
WipeDrive does support FTP, SFTP and FTPS See below part for settings in the config file. # Sets the FTP protocol to use. Default is FTP. Valid options...
Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 at 7:49 AM
Locked & Encrypted drives
WipeDrive can handle encrypted drives. However there might be a limitation. Locked drives will give issues in most cases.  No problem:  Software level ...
Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 at 9:53 AM
Drive has DCO features but they have been locked out prior to WipeDrive Running
If a reports shows "Drive has DCO features but they have been locked out prior to WipeDrive Running" it means that the DCO area is untouched. ...
Thu, 19 Nov, 2020 at 8:12 AM