Before giving away storage devices such as hard disk drives, usb-sticks, zip-disks, floppy-disks ... one should securely erase all data on the storage device. Otherwise personal data like confidential documents or private images may fall into the false hands. Most users only use the format function of their operating system unaware that this function does not erase the data but instead only hides it. Most of those formatted data can be recovered easily afterwards. This is the point where DeviceEraser comes into place. It allows overwriting the complete content on a storage device. In difference to other erase-tools like DBAN it allows to erase all storage devices visible to Windows without rebooting. Therefore it works with all USB storage devices as well as PATA and SATA disk drives. You can even go on working while DeviceEraser erases the storage device.
Download DeviceEraser.exe (binary without source)
Download DeviceEraser source (as TurboDelphi for Win32 project)