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4 Common Ways to do Away with Hard Disk Drives Hard disk drives are often destroyed to make the stored information unreadable. There are proper and wrong ways to destroy hard disk drives. Common ways to destroy hard drives include shredding, degaussing, disintegration, and crushing/mangling. Degaussing This term is often mentioned in data wiping. It clears data from drives by passing the drives in electromagnetic pulses or magnetic fields in a shut chamber. While degaussing can be an effective method, it isn’t always effective as demagnetization may not get to every part or platter. Therefore, two steps of destruction are highly recommended. Moreover, degaussing chambers often need special training and are expensive, making it unrealistic for small and mid-size companies.
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Shredding
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Just like a paper shredder that tears paper into shreds, a hard disk shredder has powerful blades that rip hard disks apart, such that it’s nearly impossible to piece the tiny shreds back together. While a hard drive shredder can destroy many different drive sizes and types, from a single one to several thousand at a go, it’s usually heavy, bulky and requires consistent AC power source to operate. Depending on the type, shredders can destroy electronic organizers , smartphones, PDAs, hard disks, and other storage media. They’re certainly unsuitable for office use. Disintegration Disintegrators are usually used in companies that deal with very highly classified information and use a rotary knife and conveyor belt to rip hard disks into unrecognizable pieces that can’t be pieced back together. While very effective, disintegrators are bulky and heavy as well, and require special consistent AC power supply to run. They also may need ventilation outside, which is highly likely to be controlled by state, local or federal authorities. Similar to a shredder, a disintegrator is definitely not suitable for an office setting. Mangling/crushing This technique is thought to be one of the most economical for small to mid-size organizations that have no resources to lease or buy costly shredding or degaussing equipment. Crushers/manglers destroy hard disks by using enormous pressure that mangles the platter and crushes the chassis, rendering the hard disk practically unreadable. Crushers/manglers are available either as manually or electrically-powered. Hand-driven devices have a hydraulically-operated handle that is used to power a strong steel plate that squashes the disk and chassis. Some crushers may load 1-2 disks at a time, based on your company’s needs and don’t require much training to operate. On the other hand, electrically-powered crushers can be more costly and may need less physical interaction and a bit of maintenance. Both varieties come with chambers that allow safe use and are fully enclosed in a casing. There are even small sizes that can suit a desktop.