DBAN is a very efficient data wipe-out tool that completely removes your data on a hard drive you are about to dispose. It’s a self-contained boot disk that boots up your computer and wipes out the data it finds on the hard drive. It works great, just as it promises, on any computers that equip a CD/DVD Rom devices.
But what about those computers that don’t have a CD/DVD Rom or have one that refuses to work anymore? Here are the steps how you can put DBAN on a boot-able USB drive. Thanks to pendrivelinux.com for sharing.
1. Download the latest DBAN.
2. Download (direct download link) Universal USB Installer, and launch it.
3. Select DBAN 2.2.6 from the dropdown list, and pick the drive letter for the USB drive.
4. Click on Create button to start building the USB drive.
One minute or two later, a bootable USB drive with DBAN in it has been successfully created.
Now, plug in the USB drive into the computer you want to wipe out and boot it up. Note that, if you boot up DBAN off a USB hard drive, select autonuke option would wipe out all drives the program finds, including the USB drive.