WiebeTech Drive Erazer


CS009000 is a WiebeTech Drive Erazer Ultra. It is capable of securely wiping hard drives without the use of a full machine running software such as DBAN or Active Killdisk. It can wipe any IDE or SATA equipped hard drive to DOD standards for later use or recycling.

This device typically resides in DC2608 (CSCF Help Desk), see CSCF Infrastructure group for any related problems.


ALERT! STOP. Ensure the Drive Erazer is turned off and unplugged before changing drives!
  1. Attach protective metal drive plate to your 3.5” hard drive. (This step is optional.) The purpose of the bottom plate is to provide protection to your drive electronics and aid heat dissipation.
  2. If erasing an IDE/PATA drive, configure the jumpers on the rear of the drive. The drive must be set to the Master setting. Consult the instructions for your drive (some drives display configuration information on the drive’s label).
  3. Ensure that the Drive eRazer’s power switch is in the OFF (0) position.
  4. Connect Drive eRazer to the drive (or adapter), using either the IDE ribbon cable for IDE drives, or the SATA data/power cable for SATA drives.
  5. If using an adapter, connect the drive to the adapter.
  6. Attach the power cable to Drive eRazer Ultra and to the drive. For SATA drives, the power cable and data cable are combined into a single SATA drive interface.
  7. Plug the AC adapter into Drive eRazer Ultra.
  8. Turn on the power switch. The connected drive will power up and Drive eRazer Ultra main menu will appear on the LCD screen.


Use the LCD and 4-button navigation interface to start erasing, adjust settings, view information about the drive and dock, or check on operational status. On the 4-button navigation interface, up and down allow scrolling through options, while right selects and left goes back to the previous screen.

If the currently set erase method is acceptable, select START ERASING, otherwise select REVIEW SETTINGS and change the current select erase method to one from the list below (typically, the DOD SANITIZE method is secure for most purposes)

Erase Specifications

  • QUICK ERASE - Performs single pass writing all zeroes
  • CUSTOM ERASE - Performs 1 to 99 passes (user-selectable), overwriting with zeroes or a user-selected pattern
  • SECURE ERASE N - Initiates the drive’s built-in Secure Erase (Normal) function
  • SECURE ERASE E - Initiates the drive’s built-in Secure Erase (Enhanced) function
  • DOD CLEAR - US Department of Defense “Clear” standard
  • DOD SANITIZE - US Department of Defense “Sanitize” standard
  • NIST80088 CLEAR - “Clear” standard defined by NIST special publication 800-88
  • NIST80088 PURGE - “Purge” standard defined by NIST special publication 800-88
  • CSEC ITSG-06 - Canadian data sanitization standard
  • HMGIS5 BASELINE - Great Britain’s “Baseline” drive erasure standard
  • HMGIS5 ENHANCED - Great Britain’s “Enhanced” drive erasure standard
  • DSD ISM 6.2.92 - Australian government’s data sanitization standard
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