Why Use Hard Drive Degaussers?
Hard drives are robust storage mediums. Nowadays, anyone can send a drive to a data recovery company to retrieve the vast majority of ‘deleted’ data. Furthermore many manufacturers are now engineering hard drives to include data retrieval processes.
To remove data from a hard drive to the point where the previous data is entirely unrecoverable, only by degaussing a hard drive will it be sufficient. Degaussers erase data by randomizing the magnetic charge of a hard drive using a powerful magnetic field. This field completely destroys any resemblance of previously recorded data.
Degaussing is a permanent method of data erasure, and the most widely recognized high-security method of disposal. You cannot use a hard drive after it’s been degaussed. This is because degaussing will also destroy the start-up program hard-coded into the hard drive, known as firmware. For more information, see our introduction to degaussers.
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Verity Systems DataGone LG PLUS DegausserCall for price
A high speed Automatic Hard Drive & Backup Tape Degausser with Data Destruction Auditor Report Writer – Now with 13,000 Gauss Field, for extra security.
- Single Pass, fully automatic operation
- 9 Second pass; over 300 drives erased in the first hour
- Powerful 13,000 Gauss Field ensures high security erase
Verity Systems SDD Master NSA Approved DegausserCall for price
Verity Systems SDD Master NSA Approved Degausser
- Medium Volume
- 40 HDD per hour
- 75 second gauss time
Listed in the NSA/CSS evaluated product list and accepted by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (Formally CESG) as meeting the highest level degaussing standard.