Some businesses might be more willing to donate used PCs, if they could conquer their fear of information compromise. In other words, discover a method for reliably cleaning or “sanitizing” static storage media. Then hard drives could be safely given away without worrying about inadvertently including next year’s sales forecast figures with that charitable donation. WiebeTech has a dedicated hard drive eraser for supplying this type of sanitized storage sanity. The Drive eRazer writes a single data pattern (the standard $99.95 model) throughout the drive’s platter stack including partitions and host protected areas. There is a verification cycle to make sure that all bases are covered. It sure beats taking a belt sander out and physically “scrubbing” each platter.

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