The time it takes for SecuWipe to complete a wipe does not depend on what type of data exists on the device or memory card. For example, an empty memory card will wipe at the same speed as a card completely full of data. A pass of writing random characters will take more time as each character must be individually generated.

The following table provides estimated wiping times depending on the algorithm chosen:

Platform: Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional
CPU: SC32442-400MHz
Memory card: MicroSD Kingston 2GB

File/folder size Zeroing-out – 1 pass U.S. DoD 5220.22-M (C)- 1 pas U.S. DoD 5220.22-M (E) – 3 passes U.S. DoD 5220.22-M (ECE) – 7 passes Bruce Schneier’s algorithm – 7 passes Peter Gutmann’s algorithm – 35 passes
100 Mb 00:00:35 00:03:11 00:14:47 00:43:15 00:44:26 03:37:52
1 Gb 00:07:02 00:42:48 03:20:26 07:04:15 07:18:26 35:34:19
2 Gb 00:10:16 01:02:00 04:50:51 14:09:16 14:31:13 70:32:21

SecuWipe is designed to wipe information from devices running on Windows CE/embedded platforms, as well as legacy Windows Mobile platforms, even the most early versions of Windows Mobile/Pocket PC.

If you need to securely wipe sensitive data within your organisation, please, either