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permanently erase Mac HDD data

Apple releases its new MacBook, MacBook Pro and other new Mac computers. There are thousands of people are going to buy a new Mac computer in this month. However, before or after buying a new Mac, the users may want to dispose or resell their old Macs. But please remember, before you sell or give away your old Mac, you should make sure all the data on the hard drive has been permanently erased. The most secure and easiest way to wipe all data on a Mac is erasing Mac HDD with Mac data erasure software. Here, you can follow these tips to securely erase Mac HDD data.

Before you erase Mac HDD

Before you erase data from Mac HDD, you need to do two things:
1. Back up your data to a secondary hard disk drive or cloud storage. The erasure process is irreversible. It means you will permanently lose your data after erasing your Mac HDD. So it is important to back up useful files to other place before erasing your Mac HDD.
2. Find reliable data erasure software. When you delete your files, empty the trash bin, your files is not really erased. The deleted files can be recovered by data recovery software. In order to erase Mac HDD and get your data permanently lost, you need special Mac data erasure software.

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is one of the most powerful Mac data erasure programs. It is able to completely erase Mac HDD, erase Mac SSD. It will shred the files, erase the hard drive, overwrite the disk space to make data recovery impossible. It is the reliable tool for erasing Mac HDD data.

Securely erase Mac HDD with Super Eraser for Mac

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is a complete DIY software. With this software, you can easily erase Mac HDD. It offers three modes for you to erase data from Mac HDD. Follow these tips to permanently erase data from your old Mac.

Mode 1: Erase files or folders from Mac HDD.

If you only want to erase some files or folders on your Mac HDD, this mode is perfect for you. It allows you to selectively erase files or folders on your Mac HDD. It is pretty simple to perform. Just add files/folders into the erasure list, then click on "Erase Now" to permanently erase them. The selected files/folders will be lost forever from your Mac HDD.

permanently erase Mac HDD data

Mode 2: Wipe the entire hard drive.

This mode will help you wipe entire Mac HDD. It will erase all the existing data and history data (deleted/lost data) on your Mac HDD. It means it will wipe everything on the Mac HDD, you will get a complete new hard disk drive once the wipe process gets finished.

permanently erase Mac HDD data

Mode 3: Wipe deleted/lost data on the Mac HDD.

When you delete the files, empty the trash bin or format the Mac HDD, your data is not lost permanently, and can be recovered by data recovery software. This mode "Wipe free space" can help you permanently erase the deleted/formatted/lost data on your Mac HDD. It will not affect the existing files.

permanently erase Mac HDD data

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is fully capable of erasing Mac HDD, leaving no chance for data recovery. It also can erase data from external hard drive, digital camera, USB drive, SD card or other storage media under macOS/OS X.

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Written & Updated by Shirly Chen

Shirly Chen has been writing data recovery, data erasure articles for DoYourData over 4 years. She has been working as a professional website content writer & editor for quite a long time. She also writes articles about disk clone, Mac optimization, disk backup, etc.

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