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Drive Eraser 6.12.0

Drive Eraser 6.13.0
USB Creator 3.4.0

Starting from Drive Eraser 6.12.0 support has been added to allow the boot and erasure of Apple T2 devices. For Drive Eraser 6.12.0 it is required to create bootable USB stick with USB Creator 3.4.0, which contains updated Grub files, in order to support booting these devices.

Note! The grub files will be updated and included within the ISO image on Drive Eraser 6.13.0 release.

Follow below steps in order to create bootable USB stick with updated grub files on Drive Eraser 6.12.0 and boot Apple Device with T2 chip:

  1. Prepare a USB stick with the latest Blancco USB Creator tool, use exclusively a Blancco Drive Eraser 6.12.0 ISO image.
  2. Make sure that "Use Bootfiles from ISO" option is not selected.
  3. Press Create USB button in order to create Bootable USB stick.
  4. You might have to prepare your Apple machine to boot from an external device. This is doable via the macOS Startup Security Utilities (a macOS administrator password might be needed to proceed), where you need to:
    1. Change Secure Boot to “No Security”.
    2. Change External Boot to “Allow booting from external media”.

      Note! If the device was reset to factory settings, device activation needs to be completed in order to have administrator access to the device.

  5. Connect the USB stick to the machine as well as an external keyboard (needed to control BDE).
  6. Boot the machine, select the Drive Eraser 6.12.0 image, then select the "Customized startup" booting option (do not add any additional booting parameter).
  7. The BDE UI should show up and the internal drive should be ready for erasure.
Note 1: When testing a MacBookPro16,1 (from late 2019), the booting succeeds approximately in 2 out of 3 attempts, the rest of the time the machine will reboot itself and you will have to repeat the step 6.
Note 2: During our tests, there were some fringe cases where the machine was fully booted (fans working) but the UI was not shown at all (black screen). If your machine shows a similar behavor consistently, it can be erased via the automatic erasure process or be remotely controlled from Blancco Management Console.