Data Destroyers for Hard Disk Drives
Hard Disk Drive Degaussing
Information on a hard disk drive is stored on "platters" using a magnetic charge. Degaussers are used to remove this magnetic charge quickly and effectively. A hard disk drive Degausser uses a short, very powerful electromagnetic discharge (pulse) with which the magnetic charge on the platters of a hard drive is completely erased.
Hard Disk Drive Destruction
Data on a hard disk drive can be deleted with a Degausser or sanitized with an Eraser. Often as a second step in the data destruction process, the hard drive is also physically damaged. Different types of Destroyers are available for this purpose; A hard disk can be pierced with a "puncher", bent in a 90-degree angle with a "crusher" or grinded into pieces with a "shredder".
Hard Disk Drive Sanitization
Erasers are available to santize hard disk drives that need to be reused. An Eraser can simultaneously sanatize one or more hard disks by overwriting any existing information. You may choose from different Erase methods; Quick, Full, Secure, DoD and DoD 7-pass Erase. When using the US Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard, a hard disk drive is overwritten in multiple cycles.
Hard Disk Drive Degaussing and Destruction
Degaussing and destruction can be combined when disposing of hard disk drives; data removal and physical destruction. First the information on a hard disk is wiped with a Degausser. The magnetic signal on the hard drive platters is removed completely and permanently.
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