by Perry Solomon
Deploying, recommissioning, decommissioning or otherwise managing hard disk drives is an integral part of efficient IT management but the task is not always an easy one. For instance, when computers and laptops are rolled out on a massive scale, tracking which drives have been cloned and which drives are still blank can be challenging. In addition, sanitization as a precursor to recommissioning or decommissioning drives may require an audit trail in heavily regulated industries such as the financial sector, healthcare and government agencies where regulations and penalties for non-compliance can be strict.
An audit trail is a time-stamped record of activities that occur either electronically or on paper, and whether you’re in for a surprise or scheduled audit,producing accurate records of the sanitization process executed, the drive model name, and the drive’s serial number can be the difference between peace of mind and pandemonium.
Since the 1990s, industries have faced new regulations that include accountability for disposing of confidential information properly:
- Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SBA)
To help simplify tracking, hard disk drive duplicators with logging capability allow managers to automatically track drives by serial number and
process, which can prevent a blank hard drive from being deployed or worse, an un-sanitized hard drive from being deployed, reused or discarded.
Aleratec HDD Duplicators with Logging
Aleratec offers six new hard disk drive duplicators for IDE/SATA and SSD drives with real-time logging to clone up to 24 or sanitize up to 25 drives. Progress monitoring and logging let you view and print records of the sanitization methods used, model names, serial numbers of drives, speed and capacity. The new models include: