Blog Posts Tagged with "Secure Erase"


The Urban Legend of Multipass Hard Disk Overwrite

August 28, 2011 Added by:Brian Smithson

Multipass disk overwrite and the “DoD 5220-22-M standard 3-pass wipe” are, at best, urban legends. At worst, they are a waste of time. A single pass overwrite with any arbitrary value (randomly chosen or not) is sufficient to render the original HDD data effectively irretrievable...

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The Dangers of Second Hand Hard Drives

August 24, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Whether you are planning on selling, recycling or throwing away your old hard drives, you should always consider using one of these solutions: destruction, degaussing, or secure data erasure. Otherwise, there's no telling whose hands you data may end up in...

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SSD’s and the Importance of Encryption

May 12, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

With data privacy issues becoming increasingly important, regulations have tightened on information security. Regulators often impose sanctions for data breaches as outlined in state laws. New regulations bring added importance to the need to securely erase data from an SSD...

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Data Remains on USB and SSDs After Secure Erase

March 01, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

New research shows that secure erase programs used on standard hard drives to wipe important data do not completely erase solid-state (SSD) drives and USB thumb drives. As much as 75 percent of the data could remain after a successful secure wipe...

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