How do you ‘erase your computer hard drive?’ Well, securely erasing a hard drive is a fairly simple process which basically involves you taking your hard drive out of your computer or laptop, and using a special machine called a degausser to erase all the data from it.
Degaussing hard drives has become a necessity for companies and organizations that need to erase sensitive data securely. This quick guide provides an introduction to degaussing and in particular degaussing hard drives.
What is SSD secure erase? As SSDs or Solid State Drives are becoming the more common choice for data storage due to the increased demand for faster and smaller technology there is an increased awareness for how these drives need to be securely erased for data protection issues.
Burning, crushing, shooting??? We review some of the conventional and not so conventional methods in our quest to discover the best way to destroy a hard drive.
SSD drives are fast becoming the data storage of choice and just like other forms of storage, SSDs can only be written to a limited number of times. We examine whether it's possible to erase SSD drives securely or whether physical destruction is the only method to dispose of sensitive data on SSDs.
Hard drive erase or hard drive wipe? For the uninitiated trying to get your head around what everyone is talking about reference the variety of ways to get rid of unwanted computer data can be a real “head” ache! Here are a couple of terms explained which might help you decide.
To erase hard drives, it is imperative that a degausser with a minimum gauss force of 7000 is used. The V660 HDD EVO may be just the degausser to erase hard drives effectively and economically.
Taking a hammer or a screw drive to an old hard drive might be one way to destroy a hard drive but it is perhaps not the most imaginative or pragmatic. What if you have dozens of obsolete hard drives to dispose of in your smart corporate offices or your secure laboratory setting?
Calibration of a degausser is vitally important if confirmation of its performance is to be assured. The LG series of degaussers, available exclusively from VS Security Products, offers self-calibration which means they can deliver 100% assured erasure without costly regular calibration procedures.
Whether to choose as manually operated or a fully automated hard disk drive degausser will ultimately depend on the volume of drives you need to erase and your budget. This blog compares the features of both to help you select the right degausser for your requirements.