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Data Erasure: Comprehensive Solutions for Data Security and Government Compliance

In today's digital age, ensuring data security and preventing unauthorized access to sensitive information are of paramount importance. Data erasure services play a crucial role in achieving these goals by providing effective solutions for preventing data loss and unauthorized access to personal, corporate, and government data. As a leading provider of data erasure services, we offer a range of tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients. This comprehensive guide explores the various data erasure methods we employ and the benefits they provide in fulfilling government compliance and ensuring the highest level of data security.

Magnetic Device Data Erasure: Degaussing

Magnetic devices such as hard disk drives (HDD), data tapes, and video tapes store information on magnetic media, making them susceptible to unauthorized access and data breaches. To ensure data security and prevent data loss, we employ a degausser to erase Longitudinal Magnetic Recorded and Perpendicular Magnetic Recorded Hard Disk media with a coercivity of up to 5000 Oe. This process renders the hard disk data irreparable, ensuring that sensitive information remains secure and inaccessible to others.

Degaussing offers numerous benefits, including helping organizations comply with the following government mandates:

- GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): This European Union regulation sets strict standards for data protection and privacy, requiring businesses to take adequate measures to safeguard personal data. Degaussing helps organizations meet the GDPR's stringent data security requirements.

- NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization NIST.SP.800-88r1: These guidelines provide best practices for erasing sensitive information from electronic media, ensuring data security and preventing unauthorized access. Degaussing is a recommended method in these guidelines, making it an effective solution for organizations seeking to adhere to NIST standards.

Solid State Drive Data Erasure: Secure Erase

For SATA/M.2 solid-state drives (SSD), we use the industry-standard secure erase command to remove all data from the media. This process ensures that sensitive information is permanently deleted, preventing data loss and unauthorized access by others. Secure erase is a reliable and efficient method for maintaining data security and adhering to industry standards.

Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Drive Data Erasure: DoD 5220.22-M(E)

The DoD 5220.22-M(E) (3-pass) method is an alternative data erasure solution for both HDD and SSD media. This process involves overwriting the disk multiple times to ensure all data is effectively removed, making it an effective method for preventing data loss and unauthorized access to sensitive information. By employing the DoD 5220.22-M(E) method, organizations can comply with the US Department of Defense's "Clear" standard, ensuring the highest level of data security.

Data Erasure Reporting and Proof of Compliance

Upon completion of the data erasure process, we provide our clients with a comprehensive report detailing the results of the procedure. This documentation serves as proof of compliance with government mandates and industry standards, giving our clients peace of mind knowing that their sensitive data has been securely erased.

Suitable Media for Data Erasure Services

Our data erasure services are suitable for a wide range of media types, including hard disk drives, solid-state drives, data tapes, and video tapes. By providing tailored solutions for various media, we ensure that our clients receive the most effective data erasure services, preventing data loss and unauthorized access to sensitive information.

In conclusion, data erasure services are essential for organizations seeking to maintain data security, prevent data loss, and comply with government regulations. By employing methods such as degaussing, secure erase, and DoD 5220.22-M(E), our clients can rest assured that their sensitive information is protected from unauthorized access and data breaches. With a commitment to providing the highest level of data security and compliance, our data erasure services are the ideal solution for organizations seeking to safeguard their valuable data.

Here is the summary:
Media Type Erase Method Standard
HDD / Magnetic Media Degaussing Help you comply with the following Government Mandates:
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization NIST.SP.800-88r1

SSD / Solid State Drive Secure Erase Industry-standard command

HDD / SSD DoD 5220.22-M(E)
US Department of Defense “Clear” standard

Upon completion, we submit the report to the customer for proof by email.

This service is suitable for hard disk, disk, tape and video tape.

Certification Of Data Destruction

Hard Drive Data Erasure services (Procedure)

  1. Our staff in the collection of hard disk, the form to fill in the storage media type, quantity and serial number, on the hard disk surface affixed to the unique coding.
  2. Before the degaussing procedure, the Staff locks the hard drive in the storage cabinet.
  3. After the service is completed, our service staff will provide you with the written service certificate, the form will clearly explain the type, quantity and serial number of the storage media degaussing by this service, and provide the best corroboration data for the audit.
Carry-in / on-site pick up hard disk
Hard Disk will be locked in Cabinet
After Data Erasure service completed, the written service certificate will be issued for Customer.

HD contains all kinds of 3.5-inch, 2.5-inch hard drives, SATA SSD, M.2 SSD, Notebook and PC only provide HDD degaussing service, if we need to provide demolition services for additional charges. LTO and other large tapes, we need to first destroy the external protection framework, after removing the tape.

Services Charges

Device Type: Hard Disk, SATA/M.2 SSD, Floppy, Tape
Charges (HK$)
Carry-in Hard Drive for Degaussing services $200 per unit
Carry-in SSD for "Secure Erase" services $200 per unit
Carry-in Hard Drive / SSD for DoD 5220.22-M(E) clearing services $1,000 per unit
Onsite Hard disk Disassembly and our staff collection of Hard disk Service
(minimum 5 units per visit)
$500 per unit

Examples of industries need Data Erasure services:

  • Computer upgrades that require large amounts of discarded Old hard disks.
  • Hard drives that store sensitive data.
  • Hard drive failures, but want to delete data in the sensitive
  • Industry – banks, hospitals, accountants, lawyers, etc.

Data Erasure

Ordinary person usually discard a bad hard drive in the computer without carefully processing the private data in the hard drive, it may cause the data to be exposed. When computers are upgraded and replaced. Companies and organizations often worry about how to handle the data stored in the old computer's hard disk. In order to avoid leaking the company's data. To completely remove the data on the hard drive, the safest and most effective way to permanently delete all data on the hard drive is using a degaussing machine.

Hard disk degauss

Magnetic degaussing principle is the degaussing produce a strong magnetic field, so that the magnetic flux on the media all converted to zero, so as to achieve the effect of permanent data deletion. According to the international standard degaussing machine strength generally need than the storage media itself more than 1.5 times or above the coercivity of the coercive magnetism can effectively destroy the data permanently. Also the track on the hard disk is converted to zero, the hard disk's head due to a strong magnetic field is destroyed. The hard drive cannot continue to use. However, the tape or disk will continue to be used after degaussing because it has no head.