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Darik's Boot And Nuke (DBAN)

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Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is free erasure software designed for consumer use. DBAN users should be aware of some product limitations, including:


No guarantee that data is removed

Limited hardware support (e.g. no RAID dismantling)

No customer support


DBAN is a self-contained boot disk that automatically deletes the contents of any hard disk that it can detect. This method can help prevent identity theft before recycling a computer. It is also a solution commonly used to remove viruses and spyware from Microsoft Windows installations. DBAN prevents all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis. It does not provide users with a proof of erasure, such as an audit-ready erasure report.


Professional data erasure tools are recommended for company and organizational users. For secure data erasure with audit-ready reporting, contact Blancco or download a free evaluation license.

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Preview Releases


DBAN 2.2.7 Beta for CD-R and DVD-R media.

(Burn this file to a blank disc and boot the computer with it. Do not unzip this file.)

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