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Solid State vs. Magnetic Media – What’s the Difference?

The many different types of media out there may not seem important… until it’s up to you to properly dispose them. Maybe you’ve never heard the terms “solid state” and “magnetic state,” or you’re not sure of the difference. We’re here to break down both meanings and...

Degaussing vs. Shredding

Degaussing vs. Shredding When we think about hard drive destruction, many people think of large hard drive shredders.  These are machines with large, powerful blades on the inside that physically destroy a drive, making it impossible for someone to put the drive back...

Blank Slate: How Degaussers Work

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!  In this article, we'll break down:...

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most widely quoted and copied regulation around the world on data privacy and protection.  It includes an individual’s right to be forgotten; the right to erasure when personal data is no longer necessary for the...

What is a Degausser and Why They Are Important

What’s a degausser? We talk about degaussers a lot when it comes to data destruction. Put simply, degaussing is the process of permanently eliminating data stored on magnetic hard disk drives and backup tapes. Degaussing scrambles not only the data but also the servo...