Degaussing data is the process of erasing magnetic data stored on media such as a hard drive.
Degaussing data is the process of erasing magnetic data stored on media such as a hard drive. The data is immediately erased when exposed to the powerful field in degaussing data destruction. Degaussers have a controlled magnetic field measured in units of gauss that is able to eliminate data in hard drives, diskettes, reels, and cartridge tapes.
The advantages of degaussing are that it eliminates data quickly, almost instantaneously, and the degaussed data cannot be recovered. Once degaussed a hard disk will be useless because it also destroys the disk's system area.
The Proton T-1.5 Hard Drive Degausser is a drawer style degausser that permanently erases data from hard drives and various tape media. It has an effective magnetic field of 1.5 Tesla, making it capable of sanitizing the highest coercivity media available today and it will continue to keep pace as hard drive technology advances.
The T-1.5 helps organizations protect their sensitive information and stay in compliance with recognized data security standards and regulations. It is the ultimate guard against data loss, which can lead to costly data breaches.
CBL Data Recovery offers degaussing services. Local customers can stop by and have their disk degaussed at any time during work hours. If you aren't able to stop by, you're welcome to mail in your disks to our lab and we will take care of the rest.
Contact us on 1-844-316-8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
Wipe Hard Drives: Data destruction done right
The idea that physically destroying a hard disk renders data secure is a common fallacy in the business world. Yes, if you shred, drill through or crush a hard disk, an average person won’t get information from it. However, data forensics units or similar specialists can. In cases of industrial espionage the information is often valuable enough to be worth the effort. Because of that, organizations cannot simply reformat drives, physically destroy them and move on.
Hard disk degaussing provides a major edge over physical destruction alone in hard drive disposal. A degausser will disrupt the magnetic forces of a hard disk, rendering data impossible to capture and making the drive useless. Properly destroying a hard drive is a key process during office moves involving computing system decommissioning, and degaussers are often the best option. Organizations using degaussers can:
We use advanced Department of Defense compliant software to wipe your data clean, by erasing, purging, and overwriting the drives multiple times, making the old data irrecoverable. Be advised that a drive must be functional in order to be “wiped”. Non-functional drives that can not be wiped will automatically be physically destroyed and degaussed by Proton T-1.5 equipment that meets NIST, HIPPA and PCI Standards. It also meets DoD requirements for sanitizing unclassified government data as well as being a NATO listed device.
We can offer a Certificate of Destruction that provides our full Guarantee of the requested services. This Certificate assures the customer of proper destruction of all Customer data, and of the legal and responsible disposition of all materials. The Certificate can be kept on file by the Customer and should be provided to any government agency inquiring about the proper disposal of these materials. “Recycling company” will work with any such government agency and provide documentation of the proper disposal of this equipment. Any of the following methods of data destruction can be offered as part of this certification.