Blog Posts Tagged with "Degaussing"

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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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Beware of Erasure Problems on SSD Drives

March 18, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

The traditional methods of magnetic cleansing (degaussing), and even file over-write tools that have been in use now for decades in many organizations, have little to no effect on removing sensitive data on these solid state drives...

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