High Energy Degausser
is a high energy, bulk eraser especially designed to tackle
the erasing of computer hard drives and DLT tapes.
The vulnerability of information stored on PC hard drives
is a recognized security risk. Using a hard drive degausser
such as the V91HDD/DLT is the most effective and quickest
way of eliminating information from hard drives even
faulty hard drives. With just 4 rotations over the magnetic
field, you can be confident that hard drives have been completely
erased, ready for final disposal.
Rotate hard drive over magnetic field
Anyone replacing their existing DLT drive with the new DLT1
drive should be aware that their existing DLT tapes will
be unsuitable for use with the new drive. The formatting
needs to be removed and using the "erase" function
on the tape drive is simply not sufficient. The only way
to remove the formatting is by degaussing the DLT media.
Degaussing removes all magnetic patterns from the tape,
thus eliminating all data and formatting. The V91 HD/DLT
will erase DLT tapes in 20 seconds, leaving them completely
clear and ready to use in DLT1 drives. Degaussing also ensures
the user that their next recording will be at its very best.
The only way to safeguard complete and permanent erasure
is to use a degausser. Al though in most cases this will
render the hard drive inoperative, the cost of a replacement
hard drive cannot be compared to the cost to a company if
sensitive information can be read by a third party.
As part of
their guidelines for the sanitization of magnetic media,
degaussing is recommended by the following organizations:
Institute of Standards & Technology
Department Of Defense
GCHQ (British Government)
In addition to degaussing DLT media so that it can be used
in the new DLT1 drives, degaussing DLT media has a number
of other benefits.
DLT and other magnetic media can extend its life, which
in turn delivers cost savings. Many operators claim benefits
of up to four times the useful life of some types of media.
in down time of computers & data processing
apparatus arising from faulty or imperfect media is an expense
which can be eliminated by degaussing media. And finally,
quality in the performance of degaussed media has also reported
to be of high value to users and improves efficiencies.
degaussing, hard drives (and some media) are not reusable.