SuperWiper Desktop Pro Gen-3 Standalone Multiple Drive Eraser Unit with 16 SAS/SATA Ports

SuperWiper Desktop Pro Gen-3 with 16 SAS/SATA ports is a standalone, industrial Drive Eraser, Format, and Diagnostic unit. It is a cost-effective solution with no licensing scheme. The product is extremely fast and secure. It is built with the latest technology to achieve the most efficient, and high-speed drive erase. It can erase data from multiple drives simultaneously with very little speed degradation. The installed SuperWiper application can be used with many data erase protocols (DoD, Secure Erase, Sanitize, NVMe) and different digital storage devices such as SAS/SATA and USB3.0. The user can erase 16 SAS/SATA hard disk drives or SSD and 10 USB3.0/3.1 storage devices simultaneously. It supports erasing data from Netapp/EMC nonstandart drives formatted as 520 bytes per sector.

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The SuperWiper Desktop Pro Gen-3 with 16 SAS/SATA Ports Erase Solution is a standalone drive eraser unit enabling the user to erase multiple drives simultaneously and independently in a very efficient way. The product is industrial and durably built, last forever, using a desktop style, and features 16 SAS/SATA ports and 8 USB3.0/3.1 ports. The unit supports hard disk drives, SSD, and USB Flash drives. The installed SuperWiper’s erase application is easy to use designed with touchscreen icons, and can be used with many erase protocols, such as:

 

1) DoD 5220-22M (ECE) erase specification (with 7 writing passes and one verification pass).

2) DoD Lite 5220-22M (E) erase specification (with 3 writing passes and one verification pass).

3) Security Erase

4) Enhanced Security Erase

5) Sanitize (3 types to be used with SAS SSD).

6) “User” Defined Erase Settings

7) NVMe-Secure Erase / NVMe Format (for NVMe SSD).

 

Additional Operations: Data Erase Verification, Full or Quick Format, HASH as erase authentication and Drive Diagnostics. The application supports erase of multiple drives in multiple sessions in simultaneous erase runs with no limitations on the number of sessions.

 

The SuperWiper application is unique in that it is optimized to maximize the throughput of data erase.

 

Also, the S.M.A.R.T. Diagnostics application for SATA drives (and SCSI commands for SAS drives) allows the user to “weed out” very quickly “bad” drives based on their existing S.M.A.R.T. attributes, or while running the S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics and updating their attributes. standalone multiple ports drive eraser units enabling the user to erase multiple drives simultaneously and independently in a very efficient way.

 

SuperWiper Standalone drive erase unit – Operation

SuperWiper Standalone erase unit, SuperWiper Applicaion settings

 

Features

 

Standalone, Secure, No License Scheme, Drive Eraser, Built with Extreme Performing Hardware, Heavy Duty, Easy to Use, Very Flexible User Interface. Linux standalone hardware solutions give the user consistent performances and top security. In addition, the products do not require any per drive erase license scheme, making this solution very cost-effective.

 

Also, the user gets lifetime free s/w updates and free support. The units run 24/7, 365 days for years, with no failure.

 

Application Features:

  • Erase Drives using the following Erase Protocols:

– DoD 5220-22M (ECE) erase specification (with 7 writing passes and one pass of verification)

– DoD Lite 5220-22M (E) (3 writing passes and one pass of verification)

– Security Erase Protocol (for SATA drives)

– Enhanced Security Erase Protocol (for SATA drives)

– Sanitize (for SAS SSD – 3 Types)

– NVMe Secure Erase/NVMe-Format (for NVMe SSD – 3 Types)

– “User” Defined its Erase Settings

  • Erase Bitlocker encrypted partitions.
  • Erase Netapp drives
  • Erase SED encrypted drives

 

Operation Highlights:

  • Hot Plug Ports: Each of the unit’s ports is hotplug. When a session completes, the user can plug another drive and select it to run a new erase operation.
  • Scripting: Easy Scripting can be set and used for a repeat operation.
  • Reporting: Detailed logs for drive duplication and drive erase sessions.
  • SQL Erase Database: A collection of the erase logs, erase certificates, and drive information.
  • Easy export for logs and the database to a USB stick or share it over a network.
  • Access/control the unit remotely.
  • NIST Compliance.
  • R.2 Ready with self-calibration.

 

Example of an erase operation, or drive diagnostic: Utilize any of the unit’s ports to plug in a drive and run it in separate sessions. The user can plug 16 SAS drives and 10 USB drives and run 26 erase sessions at the same time!

 

Technical Specs

 

Erase application:

Application Main Settings:

  • HPA/DCO Automatic Supports: The application has the ability to automatically open HPA and DCO areas and resize the drive to its full native capacity in order to erase any “hidden data” (HPA/DCO are special areas on the SATA drive that support this feature).
  • Bad Sectors Handling: The user can select to skip bad sectors/blocks or abort the operation when encountering bad sectors/blocks on the source drive.
  • Drives Detection Methods: The user can select to scan and detect connected drives in parallel, or scan and detect drives sequentially (it takes a longer time to detect, but it gives the user the ability to identify a bad port or a bad drive).
  • Application Updates: The application can easily be updated via a USB thumb drive and displays a special update application screen.

 

Application Features:

GUI: The application is designed with large, straightforward, easy-to-navigate icons. In a few clicks, the user can be up and running.

Application Main Operation:

  • Erase data from selected drives
  • Erase Verification
  • Complete or Quick Format
  • Drive Diagnostics
  • HASH selected drives
  • Unit’s Calibration

 

Erase Operation:

  • Drive Erase Protocols:
  • DoD 5220-22M (ECE) Mode: It used seven passes/iterations to rewrite the drive and use the last 8th pass/iteration for complete verification.
  • DoD Lite 5220-22M (E) Mode: It used three passes/iterations to rewrite the drive and use the last 4th pass/iteration for complete verification.
  • Security Erase Mode: It uses the internal firmware of the drive to perform internal drive erases. The erase operation overwrites all the user’s data areas with binary zeroes. It is the most efficient operation and saves time from running the entire DoD erase with eight erase iterations. It has a built-in verification process (it is supported by SATA drives that MFG after the year 2000).
  • Enhanced Security Erase Mode: It is very similar to the Security Erase mode. It is the recommended erase mode for drives that are supported by this mode. The Enhanced Security Erase mode writes pre-determined data patterns (set by the manufacturer) to all the user’s data areas, including sectors that are no longer in use due to reallocation.
  • “User” Erase Mode: The user can define the erase parameters. (The final pattern of the data that will be written on the drive, the number of erase iterations, and the verification mode: none, complete, partial, all of which is randomly verified up to 10% of the areas on the drive).
  • Sanitize Erase Mode: Supported primarily by SAS SSD. There are three types:
    • Erase: It rewrites the media with a selected fill pattern (It is the same as a regular erase)
    • Block Erase: Similar to SATA Security Erase
    • “Crypto” Erase: The drive f/w encrypts the data and throws away the encryption key.
  • NVMe Erase Mode: Supported by NVMe SSD. There are three types:
    • NVMe Format: It is a low-level format
    • NVMe Security “Crypto” Erase: (for drives that support it) it fills the drive after the erase using random data, so the user cannot run an Erase Verify after the erase. It is similar to the “Crypto” Erase mode of Sanitize or Enhanced Security Erase.
    • NVMe Security User Erase (for drives that support it): It is the same as SATA Security Erase

 

Compliance:

  • NIST Compliance: Security Erase, Enhanced Security Erase, DoD erase, Sanitize, and NVMe erase protocols are all NIST 800-88 compliant. The “User” erase mode is NIST compliant only when the user enables the full verification option.
  • R.2 compliance: With the use of the unit’ port calibration utility.

 

Special drives:

  • Erase Drives with ATA passcode: The application will erase drives that are password protected with supplied passcode. The user must insert the passcode in the Security Erase setting before running the erase operation.
  • Erase SED Drives: The application will be able to erase drives that are password protected with supplied passcode. The user must insert the passcode in the “drive info screen” or use the default key printed on the drive.
  • Erase BitLocker Volume: Enable the user to open the volume before erase with the supplied passcode or the encryption file.
  • Erase Netapp/EMC drives formatted 520: Ability to reformat a drive back to 512 bytes per sector, erase the drive and reformat it back to 520 bytes per sector. (Also ability to update OEM f/w for some of those drives if the f/w file is available)

 

Erase Verification:

Important step ensuring drive erase is completed and needed for NIST certification.

  • Verification pass: Some erase protocols automatically include a verification pass.
  • Standalone verification: It can be used on drives that were previously erased by other method

 

Complete or Quick Drive Format:

Supported Formats: NTFS, FAT, exFAT, HFS+, EXT4.

Drive Diagnostics Operation:

  • Drive Diagnostics tests and S.M.A.R.T. drive tests: If the user intends to erase a drive for re-use purposes, it is recommended to run some “Health test” on the drive before the erase process. There are four available types of tests:
  • Read-Verify: Supported by all storage protocols.
  • Short Test (2-5 minutes): Scans random areas on the drive.
  • Extended Full Test (Can take hours): Scans the entire drive.
  • S.M.A.R.T attribute: Ability to Quickly “Weed out” bad drives using S.M.A.R.T. attributes.

 

HASH Operation: (Purpose/use of this operation is to calculate a HASH value on the erased drive and compare it to a known value based on the drive size as another way to verify erase).

  • Parallel HASH: Supports SHA1, MD5, SHA2.
  • HASH Segments: Calculate HASH on the part of a drive.
  • CPU threads: Enable this feature allows the application to optimize a parallel HASH calculation.

 

Logs/Labels:

  • Logs and Erase Certification: The application generates extensive erase log files and erases certifications (option to save to NIST 800-88 format) that are easy to export to USB flash drives. The user can add his company logo to the erase certification and add additional info on the erase runs append to the certificate.
  • Log file naming: Options to select the log file name based on erasing date, drive serial and model, drive model and serial, media ID, and user input.
  • XML: Saves the SMART test before and after erasing.
  • SQL Log files Database: The user is able to manage the log files in one SQL database that can be easily exported.
  • Bad sectors locations save on the log file: with the use of some settings.
  • Labels: Printing labels for each erased drive, from the erase database of from the erase menu.

 

Method of Parallel Operations:

Multiple Session Operation:

Drive Detection Application Screen: All drives and storage devices connected to the unit will be scanned and displayed on a screen called “The Detection Screen”. The user can tap on each drive model to get detailed drive information on that drive, or to perform a specific operation on that drive (resizing, unlocking).Also, the user can select that drive to run a session.

Continuous Mode: The user can run continuous erase operations with multiple erase sessions with minimal speed degradation. Each storage device attached to the unit can be selected to run in independent erase sessions. Each erase session does run independently of each other and can run simultaneously to maximize the use of the machine. When an erase session is completed regardless of the status of the other running sessions, the user can replace that storage device with another one and start a new erase session – it is a continuous operation with minimal downtime.

Multiple Sessions Application Screen: All running sessions are displayed in one “Application Screen”. The “Application Screen” shows the name of the session, the operation of the session, the error or abortion flag, the progress completion bar, and the successful completion flag. The user can abort a session, tap on a session to monitor its real-time running progress, and get the specific detailed setting for that run. It is a straightforward way to view, navigate, and control the sessions.
For Erase Operation: The total erase time depends on the drive makes/model and size, and it does not matter how many drives are connected to the unit since the CPU of the unit is powerful, built-in with many cores and the SuperWiper application utilizes those cores efficiently!

More Features:

  • The Unit’s User Configuration: This feature allows the administrator of the unit to set specific operations with specific settings and allows the user to secure it with a lock password (This feature needs to be requested at the time of purchasing the main unit – it is needed for security purposes).
  • Tasks Scripting: The user can create a script enable the application to run sequential and parallel operations. There are no limitations on the number of scripts and operations.
  • Language Supports: Easy to implement translations for new languages. (Korean and Chinese are supported).

Settings: The user can save its setting, load a saved setting, or tap on the default setting.
Set time and day: The user can set the Date and Time.
Built-in the US: The units are built and tested in the US.
Supplied with: 8 SAS/SATA 29 pin data and power extension cables. (Recommended to replace every 500 drive insertions)

 

Extended Information

 

Main Hardware Features:

  • Form Factor: Compact, portable, lightweight, and easy to carry. CPU: i9 Latest generation.
  • Display: 10″ touchscreen, color LCD display.
  • Hardware: Very high-quality, high performing components; some with military specifications.
  • OS: Linux Ubuntu 64 bit.
  • Security: Linux OS (Linux is less targeted by malware).
  • Dedicated Secure Unit: Erases and Formats storage devices (HDD, SSD, USB storage devices, and Multi Media Cards).

 

Hardware Specifications:

  • Storage controller: PCI Express 2.0 SAS/SATA Storage Controller supporting 6Gbit/s SAS/SATA interface speeds with a maximum data rate of 37GB/min.
  • 48bit LBA Addressing: Supports drives with sizes up to 256TB.

 

Hardware Supports:

  • Supports Storage Protocols and Interfaces: SAS, SATA, e-SATA enclosures, IDE, USB2.0, USB3.0, USB3.0, MMC, and M.2 (SATA).
  • Supports Form Factors: 3.5″, 2.5″, ZIF, 1.8″, Micro-SATA, Mini-SATA, and M.2 SATA storage devices.
  • Erase Multi-Media Cards: Supports SD/CF/Memory Stick/microSD with the use of a Multi-Media Card reader via a USB port. Main Native Ports: 16 SAS/SATA, 8 USB3.0/3.1 Power Characteristics of main unit:A universal auto switching(110/220v) 750W UL/CE/PSE power supply. Power Characteristics of the expansion box:A universal auto switching(110/220v) 500W UL/CE/PSE power supply.
  • Operating Environment: 5°C – 55°C (40°F-130°F), relative humidity: 20-60% non-condensing.
  • Mechanical Characteristics:
    • The main unit Dimensions: 16.0″ x 15.0″ x 4.0″ inch. (400 x 380 x 100 mm). The user will have to attach the display pad to the main unit.
    • The 8-channel open tray dimensions: 11″ x 6″ x 2″ inch.
    • The Expansion Box Dimension: 16″ x 7″ x 5″ inch.
    • The Main Unit Net Weight: 26.00 LBS.
    • The Expansion Box Net Weight: 8.00 LBS.
    • The Shipping Dimensions: Main Unit: 20″ x 20″ x 15″ inch & Box Weight: 28.50 lbs. Expansion Box: 20″ x 12″ x 10″ & Box Weight: 10.0 lbs

      Optional Items:

    • USB memory card reader (MMC)
    • USB3.0 to e-SATA adapter for eSATA enclosures
    • IDE to SATA kit (One Channel)
    • Micro-SATA adapter
    • Mini-SATA adapter
    • M.2 SATA Adapter
    • M.2 USB3.0 Adapter
    • USB3.0 to SATA 4 Channel Kit convert 4 USB3.0 ports to 4 SATA ports at high speed (Up to 20GB/min). The kit includes 4 USB3.0 to SATA hard drive adapters and 1 PS to power 4 hard disk drives