Reformatting your computer’s hard drive either by reinstalling Windows or simply by directing your operating system to format the partitions on your computer’s internal hard drive does not permanently erase all of the underlying data stored on that drive. Should you not have sensitive or private information stored on your computer hard drive, there is no need to use a program to erase hard drive data. But that situation applies to very few people and for most of us we need to be certain that personal, financial and medical records as well as other private matters are kept from prying eyes.
To that end, Remo software makes an excellent program designed for drive wipe functions. Unlike lesser quality file shredder programs that only allow one to clear out the underlying data from several files at once, the Remo version allows you to completely clean all file data information from an entire computer hard drive in one simple process.