Degausser Machines to Completely Sanitize, Wipe, and Erase Hard Drives
Hard Drive Degaussers are used to de-magnetize a hard drive and therefore erase the data on it. Degaussing is an NSA approved method of data erasure for hard drives. It is recommended that after using a degausser, a drive destroyer device is used to complete the secure data destruction. As a leading manufacturer of data security products, we engineer our products to take care of wiped hard drives fast.
Some of our clients have particular security standards they need to adhere to. Below, you’ll notice our NSA listed models and DoD approved products. We also feature a portable hard drive degausser, the 1100 wand. Hard Drive Degaussers provide a serious solution to an incredibly important business and regulatory problem.
As degaussing hard drives does not depend on applications, it will also completely and permanently erase failed or faulty hard drives.
What are the advantages of degaussing?
Hard drive degaussing is cost effective. With a degausser, you keep complete control of your sensitive information constantly. There is no need to pass your data to third parties.
Degaussing kills data stored on magnetic media such as tape, disks, reels, cassettes and hard drives.
Magnetic media has a coating of iron oxide or chromium dioxide which sits on the tape or or on its circular platter. The data are orientated to a set of “lines”, which make up the recording or information.
The World Health Organization say that current evidence doesn’t confirm the existence of any health consequences from strong EMP. But, all Proton degaussers are intended to fall within the recommended guidelines issued by the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB).
In addition, our most popular degaussers have all been designed to restrict operator participation.
How does Hard Drive degaussing work?
A degausser operates by generating an intense magnetic field, so strong that it permanently eliminates the magnetic memory stored in the iron oxide or chromium dioxide coatings. This randomizes the recorded information pattern.
By changing the magnetic field on the tape or hard drive using a degausser, the information stored on it can effectively be destroyed.
Degaussing hard drive is a complete, quick, silent and easy process.
Hard drive components can be fully recycled once degaussed.