Recent years have witnessed the appearance of many new ways for storing data, such as memory sticks, data cards and, of course, the Cloud. Although optical discs are probably not as popular as it used to be, they are still widely used for many purposes. That is why a tool for erasing rewritable discs can come in handy at times. Active@ DVD Eraser can help you in this kind of task to wipe old data and make the disc available for burning again. It supports erasing various types of discs (DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-RW, and BD).
The program’s interface could not be any simpler as you only need to select the desired disc burner and an erasing method. Thus, a quick erase can be really fast as it only changes disc info structures. However, if you want to make sure that the files deleted from the disc cannot be easily retrieved, you should pick the full erase method, which wipes all old data for good by overwriting them with a neutral pattern. Its obvious disadvantage is that it takes substantially longer.
All in all, Active@ DVD Eraser is a very simple utility available at no cost. However, it has the drawback of having the sole function of erasing rewritable discs. In many cases, it could even be unnecessary as most disc burning tools include the erasing feature.