At Phiston Technologies, we have heard numerous stories about businesses and organizations knowingly or unknowingly failing to properly destroy media, hard drives, and other storage devices. Some of the stories include businesses and organizations having to pay a significant amount of money in fines and other fees due to their failure to properly destroy the devices that contained significant data. Some businesses and organizations have also faced a variety of legal issues.
Unfortunately, many businesses and organizations are not aware of some of the best practices they should follow when it comes to media destruction or hard drive destruction. Reformatting a hard drive or another storage device may seem like the best thing to do when one wants to get rid of media and data, but this will not be enough. If you fail to enlist the services of professionals that specialize in media destruction and hard drive destruction, you may face consequences that could be difficult to come back from.
When a drive has been degaussed, it means the drive will be completed in a way that will not allow it to be reversed. During the degaussing process, you will not have to worry about the drive being damaged. The equipment that will be used will fully erase the media and data that is being held on the drive. If your business or organization wants to reuse their data storage devices for other uses, the degaussing process is generally used.
In addition to the degaussing process, the shredding process is also an effective and efficient process that can be used to destroy media and data storage devices. During this process, the hard drive will be shredded in multiple pieces. The destruction of the hard drives through this process will mean that the data storage device will be destroyed completely.
It is important that you choose the right route when it comes to media and/or data destruction. We sell hard drive destruction equipment to companies who need to make sure there will be no mistakes or data leaks as they attempt to get rid of sensitive and confidential data. If you are looking for the best method to dispose of your hard drives and media, please do not hesitate to contact us today.