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Hard Drive Erasing

Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:28 am

Hey guys

Got a question for you: do you offer Hard Drive erasure? Do you get allot of jobs doing this?

What's specifications do you use?
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Re: Hard Drive Erasing

Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:09 pm

pclab wrote:Hey guys

Got a question for you: do you offer Hard Drive erasure? Do you get allot of jobs doing this?

What's specifications do you use?
Thanks



I use DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke) which have a multiple wipe algorithms i usually choose DOD 3 pass algorithm

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Re: Hard Drive Erasing

Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:51 pm

Hi

I don't mean how to do it heheheh
I mean, how you "sell" the service.
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Re: Hard Drive Erasing

Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:50 am

pclab wrote:Hey guys


What's specifications do you use?
Thanks



hehe when you ask "specifications" i understand that you asking about the tool used , sorry for misunderstanding my English should be enhanced .

i deal with wipedata cases usually for those how want to sell their used laptops , not 2 much customer requesting this service i charge them about 25$ + giving them wipe certificate

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Re: Hard Drive Erasing

Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:07 pm

I offer the service completely free just to keep the salvage of the old drive. I don't get a ton of customers using the service, but I've had a few who occasionally drop off an entire box of drives for wiping. It's already been very handy and saved me a bundle in parts costs for the older drives that come in for recovery.

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Re: Hard Drive Erasing

Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:31 am

Hey Jared

But clients don't want the disks no more? If so, why they want them erased??
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Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:39 am

In advanced country like the USA, people erase their drives before giving it out or before disposing it, with that they are sure their files and documents are all gone and can't get to wrong hands..
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Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:15 pm

Most of the drives I get are older and come from computers that were replaced, or drives that were upgraded and/or have bad sectors. Some aren't even functional. Often they come from computer repair and service companies who have been collecting them intending to wipe them but never getting around to it. I provide them with certificates logging the wiping of each one so they can even pass them on to their customers as proof of their wiping.

Like Bankie said, its more about data security and preventing identity theft than anything.

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Re: Hard Drive Erasing

Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:02 pm

@Jared, do you have a dedicated rig for wiping, given that it takes forever? It would be nice to have something with 6-8 hot-swap bays so you could wipe that many simultaneously.

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Re: Hard Drive Erasing

Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:06 pm

I have one of these which can wipe two at a time pretty quickly and can handle a few bad sectors: http://www.startech.com/HDD/Duplicators ... n~SATDUP11

I also have a 24 bay server which I use when I need to wipe quite a few at once.

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