Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / July 12, 2018

We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organizations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refuse computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit organizations for the benefit of developing countries. It would appear Computer Aid International 'wipe' each hard disk drive, which is good news as it hopefully provides some certyty data that can not be retrieved. However, it is doubtful that the 'average' user realizes the risks involved by selling their old computer on websites such as eBay. They may delete all their files, re-install the operating system (OS) and possibly format their drive, yet the data will probably reside on the disk, typically in unallocated space. Data fragments may be present that could have been used maliciously in the hands of a criminal; indeed data from any source ie any electronic device could be used maliciously. Discarding computer equipment without due care could lead to irreparable, financial, political and personal damage to the owner or organization. A recent study conducted by Glamorgan University (source: Time Online…