Crushing Old Data and Ensuring Solid State Data Destruction

Near the top of any company’s agenda should be the protection of its data. What do you do when it’s time to replace an old, perhaps non-functional, hard-drive?

Recycling programs will take them, but can you be certain that the data is secure? Once it leaves your hands, it’s anybody’s guess—even if it’s not the fault of the recycling company.

You could first erase the drive, but what if the drive can no longer be read? What’s more, erasing a drive does not eliminate any data, it only tells a computer that it’s safe to write over certain portions of the drive.

What about that option where you can write 0s and 1s all over the drive? That must be secure.

Wrong. With today’s technology, someone who really wants your data can in fact read through those new 1s and 0s. It is difficult, but it has been done and will surely be done again.

The only surefire way to ensure that your data will never be obtained by anyone is by physically destroying the drive. There are myriad ways to do this:

– extremely dangerous chemicals, which can cause severe respiratory damage

– a sledgehammer, which risks shards of extremely brittle metal flying everywhere, posing a danger to you and everyone around you, as well as eliminating just about any value you could have gotten from recycling the scrap

– Phiston Technologies

At Phiston Technologies, we make products that eliminate any risk of your former hard drive’s data being read by unwanted eyes. Our products do this in a secure, safe, and ecologically responsible manner.

Our newest product, the MediaVise Rackmount HDD Destroyer, is exceptional in terms of eliminating your old data safely, securely, and efficiently. One full size or up to two laptop size hard drives can be crushed at once in the machine, and the drawer that holds crushed drives can accommodate up to 25 before it must be emptied. The crushed drives are salvageable for recycling with zero risk of anyone stealing your data. Don’t let its name fool you, the MediaVise not only crushes standard hard drives, it works just as well for solid state data destruction.

It mounts in a standard rack, saving you precious floor-space.

In under 30 seconds, up to 20 tons of hydraulic force are exerted to render your data completely irretrievable. No hard drive that leaves your business premises will ever be at risk, again.

To find out more about how we can help you ensure the highest possible level of security for your date, please contact us.

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