Comparison of data destruction methods

1. Degaussing machines may not produce a strong enough magnetic field to destroy all of the data.

2. In many cases, degaussing is a third party process.

3. Since the degaussing process disables the hard drive, there is no

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way to test the process to ensure that the data is gone.

4. Depends on the extent to which the disks have been shredded.

Go back to Appliance-based digital shredding for data destruction.

This was first published in January 2008

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