With Rapid Solutions International's Data Destruction services, all data is destroyed via on-site or off-site destruction methods while value-added services include asset serialization, destruction witnessing, IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), and more.
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Data can be destroyed on virtually any data-bearing device, including hard drives, media drives, SD cards, and cell phones. Solid-state data devices can be destroyed by Rapid Solutions International into particles with a nominal edge length of two millimeters.
Various types of data destruction services
The most common method of destroying data is through physical destruction, which involves breaking down the device or media storing the data, rendering it permanently inaccessible. This can be done by shredding, crushing, or incineration of hardware or media like hard drives, CDs/DVDs, and flash drives.
In this process, the existing data is overwritten with random data patterns several times, making it impossible to recover the original information by any means.
Degaussing involves exposing magnetic devices or media to a powerful magnetic field that permanently erases the stored data. It works best with tapes, disks, and other media that have a magnetic coating.
Similar to overwriting data, software wiping involves using specialized software that erases all data from a storage device, including temporary files and hidden data that may be missed through standard deletion methods.
Encryption involves scrambling the data in such a way that it can only be accessed with a specific decryption key, which can be destroyed or kept secure to prevent unauthorized access or data recovery.
Initiatives such as locking up hard drives or storage devices in a secure location or using biometric locks, smart cards, or passwords can prevent unauthorized access to the data.
Secure Data Archiving:
Storing sensitive data on secure servers, backup tapes, or cloud-based platforms with robust security measures can prevent data breaches and unauthorized access to data, allowing for safe archiving and disposal of the original data storage medium.