Data erasure and magnet degaussing for your data storage.
Secure data erasure also commonly referred to as data clearing or data wiping, is a method of overwriting and completely destroying all electronic data on a disk drive or other digital media by using zeros and ones to overwrite data onto all sectors of the device. By overwriting the data on the storage device, the data is rendered unrecoverable and achieves data sanitization.
Permanent Data Erasure
Permanent erasure goes beyond basic file deletion. Unlike degaussing and physical destruction, which leave the storage media unusable, data erasure removes all information while keeping the disk operable.
Degaussing, popularly known as bulk erasing, permanently erases all data from magnetic storage media by deleting, formatting and controlling the information on the track. Hard drive degaussing exposes equipment to a powerful magnetic field to ensure removal of data from the media. This method is perfect for small and medium sized business that are looking for a budget friendly way to destroy old hard drives and media tapes.
What Can and Cannot be Degaussed?
Can be degaussed:
- 3480, 3490e, 4mm, 8mm, DLT, SDLT, video, and round reel tape can be degaussed.
- Media is then tested / certified for re-package.
Cannot be degaussed:
- Hard Drives, optical disks, 3592, T10K, LTO, 3590, 9840, 9940, and T-10000 cannot be degaussed.
- Degaussing these media types destroys the servo track(s).
- Certification requires data destruction using specialized equipment and/or overwrites.
Benefits of Data Erasure and Magnetic Deguassing
A degaussed tape or hard drive, is completely void of any data, and degaussing renders almost all types of modern storage media completely unusable in the future.
If you are bound by government or organizational regulations to destroy your storage media, degaussing is the cleanest and most versatile way to accomplish this.
You can be 100% certain, that any storage device run through a degausser of sufficient field strength, has been completely eliminate of all viruses and/or corrupt data.
Restore many types of media back to their original condition and improve recording performance