I’d like to wipe data on My Book 2TB hard drive. The LifeGuard Diagnostic software provides this function with “filing zero”. I wonder is it correspond to the DoD 5220.22-M US Standard (at least 3 passes)? To be sure all data are erased and can not be recovered.
If the Lifeguard procedure gives only one pass of the wipe, can I use a third party software to implement the DoD 5220.22-M method? Is it safe and not affect the normal drive function as well as recognizing it by Windows?