OverviewThere are many ways to pulverize a drive so data cannot be recovered from it, but only one way to completely wipe one. Destroying hard drives, degaussing, deletion or another method are a reasonable way to ensure your data cannot be recovered. But you lose value when you destroy any IT asset. We recommend 3 steps to entirely wipe a hard drive.
3 Steps To Wipe A Drive With Software-Based ToolsIncluding Platter-Based, SSD & NVMe Drives
- Choose a specific overwrite pattern, based on your organization and industry’s regulations. We recommend NIST 800-88.
- Select a ‘Full Verify’ to examine the data on the drive and ensure the overwriting process was successful and that data was eradicated from the drive. We recommend sending drives to 3rd party data forensic labs to ensure the deletion software is performing properly.
- Save the tamper-proof audit report to a network, USB, DB or other location for proof of erasure. The selectable formats include PDF, CSV, TXT, XML and HTML. The audit report will also include hardware and diagnostic details of the system for your ERP system.