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How to Comply with EU Ecodesign Directive, Lot 9 Data Deletion Requirements

The European Union’s Ecodesign Directive sets mandatory ecological requirements for energy-using and otherwise energy-related products sold throughout all EU member states. Among the items affected are data servers and data storage products—including specifications for data deletion. If your business is in the EU or sells data storage equipment there, you will be affected by these new requirements. Here’s an overview of the law and a solution that will enable you … Read More

Which Common Data Sanitization Myths Do You Believe? Part II of II

If data protection is so critical, what keeps enterprises from completely removing data from drives and devices when it’s no longer needed? In this post, the second in a two-part series, we address five more data sanitization myths common to large and small enterprises alike. These include beliefs about erasing advanced SSDs, T2 Macs, sanitization in live environments, server downtime, and the cost of data sanitization. Even if you think … Read More

Which Common Data Sanitization Myths Do You Believe? Part I of II

If data protection is so critical, what keeps enterprises from completely removing data from drives and devices when it’s no longer needed? In this two-part post, we address 10 data sanitization myths. The five below are some of the most common, and they sabotage the data protection efforts of small businesses and large enterprises alike. Any of these can leave data behind, even if you think you’ve got solid data … Read More

Drive Destruction vs. Data Erasure: Which Data Disposal Method is Most Secure?

Drives that have been used in a highly protected and confidential information system will need to be retired eventually, even if the data on those drives gets transferred to another storage device. In this situation, making stored data permanently inaccessible will be critical during the decommissioning process. How do you make sure your highly sensitive data is completely destroyed at end-of life? We take a look at physical destruction methods … Read More

SSD Erasure: What Enterprises Need to Know

Solid-state drives (SSDs) can be used alone in a single device, such as in a laptop. Often, however, they are used in tandem with hard disk drives (HDDs) in single machines, or alongside them (in data centers, for instance) to meet the data storage needs of an entire enterprise. This mixed environment can introduce confusion over how to address data destruction for these two very different types of drives. … Read More

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