Software Erasure Versus Physical Destruction

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Software Erasure Versus Physical Destruction

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We often receive questions from our customers regarding whether erasure of their data is best done throughout the use of software. Software erasure will always be the safest way to erase a hard drive. Hereby, the entire hard drive is erased including host protected areas. In addition, the value of the product is increased by not physically destroying it. Unfortunately, knowledge of the proper SSD erasure methods and tools has not been anywhere near as fast or as ubiquitous as the SSD adoption rate. And when free tools/software are used, it makes matters even worse because such tools cannot adequately do the job and leave large amounts of data accessible. Our unique, secure and verifiable method erases data from solid state drives, so we are able to assist customers with all types of hard drives. All of the above contribute to a green IT-profile and reduced total costs.

In cases where software erasure is not a viable option, a degausser is used. This works by exposing the storage to a powerful magnetic field, thus erasing all data from the unit.
A detailed report will then be presented to the customer, documenting that all data has been removed and that the process was successful.

Data Safety by T1A

T1A complies with the general data protection regulation, about to be introduced in May 2018. You are more than welcome to contact us, should you wish to know more about the new regulations, our methods, or how we may be of any assistance.

Did you know:

When the space shuttle Columbia exploded on the 1st of February 2003 and was spread out on a vast field in Texas, 99 percentage of the data was able to be recovered from the hard drive on board.

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