How SSD Technology has Changed Requirements for Data Destruction

Solid State Data Tech: The Silent Revolution

The technology of solid state drives has already revolutionized the way that data destruction is performed. Recognizing the need for change, the National Institute for Standards and Technology published updated standards relevant to the proper sanitization of devices utilizing SSD technology, such as laptops, tablets, or other mobile devices.

What makes SSDs tick is also what makes them impervious to older forms of device sanitation methods, and so the prevailing strategy is a process oriented one. It is a methodical, sequential strategy for eliminating sensitive data that takes no chances.

How to Wipe the Data

The first step before you do anything is to determine the specific nature of the data, and what kind of privacy risk it poses for your company. Once you’ve determined that wiping the data is a necessary action, you should hire a licensed vendor to administer the process to any devices that hold sensitive data. What comes next is a choice for how to clear the data. You can clear, purge, or destroy your device, and each of these choices come with their advantages and disadvantages.

Clearing the data saves you time, money, and labor, but you run the risk of data being recovered down the line. Purging represents a higher standard of data removal, but more resources are needed to complete the task. Of course, you could always destroy the device completely, but resale of the device is no longer an option.

Don’t worry, we have you covered

While the process and choices required might seem a little intimidating, Phiston Technologies can provide you with the latest products for data destruction, so you can be rest assured that the equipment you use completely erases sensitive information.

If you’d like to hear more about data destruction technology, please contact us.


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