Blank Slate: How Degaussers Work

HD-5T DEGAUSSER

HD-5T DEGAUSSER

Blank Slate: How Degaussers Work

In safe, digital data disposal, degaussers are a powerful and essential tool. If you feel like degaussing is a complex and confusing concept, you’re not alone. But it doesn’t have to stay that way! Learn how degaussers work. In this article, we’ll break down:

  1. the simple mechanics of degaussing
  2. why degaussers are crucial for ensuring data privacy.

The Mechanics of Degaussing

A degausser is a special device designed to completely erase data on magnetic hard drives and backup tapes.  Magnetic tape and hard disk drives store information magnetically; degaussing simply erases the information magnetically.

When data is written onto magnetic media, it’s recorded as tiny magnetic domains with specific orientations. These orientations represent the ones and zeros of digital information. To erase the data, degaussers generate a strong magnetic field covering the surface of the media.

As the degausser’s magnetic field fluctuates, it randomizes the magnetic orientations on the media. This process scrambles the data and renders it unrecoverable. What a simple, yet genius principle.

 

LM-1 DEGAUSSER

LM-1 DEGAUSSER

Why Degaussers are Crucial for Ensuring Data Privacy

The process of degaussing is efficient and effective. In a matter of seconds, data is completely and permanently wiped from magnetic media. All evidence is gone, leaving the media in a pristine state, as if it had just come from the factory.

Degaussers are safe, powerful tools providing quick and clean data destruction. Degaussers exist for every environment, so degaussing can literally be done anywhere, anytime.

Degaussing can help you guarantee information is protected from a data breach.

If you’d like to learn more about degaussers, contact Data Security, Inc.® at 1(800) 225-7554. We’ll help you find the right product to fit your needs.

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