City Waste can deal with all your IT disposals securely
Companies that are storing and utilising vast amounts of data are discovering strong state drives (SSDs) enticing as an alternative to conventional, electromechanical disks. These new, efficient drives employ memory chips instead of spinning platters to store info. There are no moving parts to the SSD drive, and are smaller, last longer, and also consume less energy.
A couple of weeks ago, we were approached by our customers to help them create a solution for us to rigorously ruin their old drives that have failed or have been decommissioned. We recognised the challenge and here is what we found out concerning the destruction of solid state drives:
SSD disposal the safest way
1. Degaussing will not work. A bootable driveway uses integrated circuit assemblies to save information, unlike traditional hard disk drives. The info on SSDs is virtually unaffected by the technique of degaussing. Though degaussing is the complete best practice for conventional hard drives, it erases data by reducing or removing the undesirable magnetic field (information). Because SSDs do not store data magnetically, they're not able to be safely destroyed via conventional methods.
2. Shred particle size is also crucial. The ideal practice to ruin a solid state drive is through hard disk shredding. Ordinarily, a shred breadth of 1/2" or smaller is required to crack through the little memory processors and safely obliterate the information. Many standard industrial shredders will shred into 1" particle dimensions, thus allowing the memory processors to slip through the hammers that shred the information, leaving sensitive data intact. When destroying SSDs, a consciousness of the right shred width differentiation to split through the memory chips is crucial.
3. Trackable inventory is essential. From the cradle to the grave, the direction of IT assets takes a leak-proof system that accounts for the location and status of every asset. With an auditable, trackable, and accurate inventory record of each ruined SSD, accountability and risk are considerably lessened. If you've got sensitive data and want assurance that it is gone for good with all the right documentation isn't only reassurance, but can also save you from damages in case of a breach.
The modernity of the technology has sparked the need for innovation in responsible and safe disposal for SSDs. Knowledge of the best practices when it gets to the last 100 yards of an IT asset's end-of-life is crucial to managing risk. With solid-state drives, always ensure that your in-house solution or current seller is utilising the correct shredder to guarantee physical destruction of this data. The development of drives that are cloned is why City Waste has spent in the necessary technology to dispose of them properly.
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