Acronis® Drive Cleanser® 6.0
Product tour. Custom algorithms
Below you can see screenshots of Acronis® DriveCleanser® 6.0 on how to create and use custom wiping algorithms.
Creating custom algorithms in Acronis® DriveCleanser® 6.0
To create a custom algorithm select the "Custom..." line in the drop-down list of the "Algorithm selection" window.
The number of passes the custom algorithm will make on the hard disk
In the "Number of Passes" window enter the number of over-writing passes to be performed on the hard disk by your algorithm.
Generally the more over-write passes performed on the hard disk, the more reliably the partition or disk will be wiped. Please notice that additional passes will require additional time to perform their functions.
The custom algorithm definition window
The "Algorithm Definition" window shows you a template for the custom algorithm. The number of elements in the offered list is equal to the number of passes on the hard disk that you have defined for the algorithm.
To fully define the algorithm you should specify the actions to be performed by the software during the each pass on the hard disk.
Defining patterns for writing to disk during each pass
The "Wipe pass adjustment" window allows you to specify the data for writing to hard disk sectors during each pass.
During the first pass you can write either any hexadecimal value from 1 up to 512 bytes long, or a random value of the same length.
During the next passes you may select to write values complimentary to those written during previous passes, and also to verify writing.
The created custom algorithm
Having defined the writing patterns for each pass on the hard disk, you have completely defined the custom algorithm and may execute it.
Saving custom algorithms
Custom algorithms may be created with the purpose of reusing them in the future. Therefore, after the algorithm is created (the template is filled), the next step (by default) is saving it in the "Save custom algorithm" window.
Loading custom algorithms from files
Having created and saved the custom algorithm to file, you can load the file and begin working with it under Acronis® DriveCleanser® 6.0. To begin, simply select "Load" from file in the drop-down list in the "Algorithm selection" window.
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