As long as there have been people there has been the need to record information. One of the earliest forms of writing, cuneiform, was used by ancient Sumerians to keep track of anything from written tradition to business records. One of the earliest accounts of keeping records was a complaint tablet to Ea-Nasir, who has the historical distinction of basically cheating his customers. We don’t know much else about Mr. Ea-Nasir, other than he might have had some dubious business practices.
The funny thing is that one would think that a written language pressed into clay tablets which were later baked hard, would be much more permanent than our system of keeping records electronically, but it really isn’t much different. The metal disk in your hard drive is changed magnetically by your computer as information is written to it. Even removed from the device, the data is still physically encoded on your hard disk’s surface, and with the right kind of tools in the wrong hands, your sensitive information can be retrieved from this media.
We don’t know how long the physical media of computer storage material lasts. It could be a few decades before the surface degrades enough to corrupt the data completely, or it could be longer than the several thousands of years that cuneiform tablets have survived. The best way to ensure your data is safe once it needs to be erased from history is a hard drive destroyer. With hardened metal teeth and intense pressure per square inch, our in-case server mounted crushers will make short work of your electronic media, rendering them completely and totally mangled, and therefore useless for anyone who might want to retrieve that material. What could be simpler than disposing of your sensitive data than simply feeding it into the contained device, hitting a switch and pulverizing it? Permanently!
Maybe if Ea-Nasir had a tablet crusher, history might have been a little more forgiving of him! Contact us today to see how to protect your sensitive information!