In the previous blog, I wrote about being able to take an ‘old’ drive and making copies onto new SATA drives. The question, after completing the copies, is what to do with the old drive, once it’s no longer needed. You can’t just reformat it — the data is still on a reformatted drive, and a dedicated thief can fairly easily recover the data from it.
Aleratec has launched a new duplicator and sanitizer that works with both IDE and SATA hard disk drives, which should be a great tool for today’s businesse and organizations.
Low power consumption isn’t the only factor to be considered when considering whether or not a drive is ‘green.’ Factors such as the energy used to build the drive and the manufacturing process’s impact on the environment can also play a role.
Hard drive manufacturers use several different methods to achieve lower power consumption for their “green” hard disk drives.