HP Secure Erase is a critical resource for IT administrators tasked with protecting sensitive data, and a key component of HP system security. HP Secure Erase makes it easy to sanitize local magnetic hard disk drives (HDD) or solid-state drives (SSDs) to industry standards before disposal or recycling.
Writing or overwriting data to drive is the accepted practice of securely eliminating data from an HDD. However, in the case of NAND flash-based SSDs, overwriting is redundant, unnecessary, and a potentially insecure method of eliminating data. By using HP Secure Erase, users can ensure that SSD drives are completely sanitized and meet the minimum industry standards. HP Secure Erase is easily enabled through the standard F10 BIOS setup process on most HP business PCs.