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Remember the HPA and DCO When Sanitizing Hard Drives

So you’ve overwritten your hard drive, hoping to make sure that any and all data on your hard drive is completely gone. And when you check your hard drive’s specs, it certainly appears to be empty. But are you really done? Maybe not.

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Safely Retiring (or Duplicating) IDE or SATA Hard Drives

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.

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When Hard Drive Formatting Isn’t Enough—Removing the Data

Ways to remove the data from your hard disk drives so it doesn’t get into the wrong hands, because formatting is not enough.

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Secure Erase for Hard Disk Sanitization Rediscovered!

The computer industry learned long ago that, without standards that all manufacturers adhere to, the market would be so limited that it may not even be viable. A seldom-used part of the SATA standard for hard disks called Secure Erase is being used by Aleratec hard drive tower duplicators for the reliable sanitization of hard disk drives, a vital part of proper hard drive decommissioning.

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