WipeDrive does allow the user to add a custom Wipe pattern. 

For this you will need to create a text file called 'custom-pattern.txt' and put it in the root of the ISO/USB. It will need to include a name as well as any pattern you would like. The possible pattern formats are listed below. The name can include anything but needs to say 'name' at the beginning, then the name that you are giving it.

 

There are only seven possible command formats in the custom-pattern.txt file:

 

* 1) overwrite [ch]

* 2) overwrite random

* 3) overwrite and verify [ch]

* 4) overwrite and verify random

* 5) overwrite and quick

* 6) name <name of pattern>

* 7) shortname <short name of pattern>

 

Note: [ch] is the place where the characters should be placed, like "255"

Example:

 

name 3 overwrite 1 verify (can be named anything)

overwrite 255

overwrite random

overwrite and verify random

 

This example will list the overwrite pattern as '3 overwrite 1 verify' when you are running the software. It will run one pass of ones, a random pass, then a random overwrite and verify.

  

The number 255 corresponds to the byte pattern that will be written to the drive, which in hexadecimal is the value FF and in binary is 1111 1111. You can look up the value using the table found at this page here: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/references/ascii-table  using the decimal and binary columns.

  

Once you have created that text file, you will want to put it on the root of the ISO. Next, add the line ''wipe-level=Z' to the config file in the ISO to have it automatically select the 'Custom Overwrite' pattern. Alternatively, you can select the wipe level while the software is running.




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