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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 Part 2

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.

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Advantages of Optical Media Over Other Storage Options

In the previous three blogs, we looked at recordable and rewritable Optical Discs – Blu-ray, DVD, and CD, in the context of new storage technologies such as Offline storage (Cloud storage or storage over the Internet). Listed here are a few of the advantages of using optical discs that make them essential in the new storage infrastructure.

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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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