Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
News & Analysis

Destroying Data Is Hard Work

8/13/2014 11:15 AM EDT
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
User Rank
Re: Data Recovery
crashplan   9/5/2014 10:42:13 PM
In most cases, they don't want to destroy the data. Anyone wants to retrieve their important data from a failed hard drive or a damaged media.  We've had successful experiences with WeRecoverData in retrieving critical data from damaged hard drives.

User Rank
Destroying Data
DrQuine   8/17/2014 6:05:25 PM
Even destroying data on a computer requires work. Deleting all files and then overwriting the disk with random or unimportant data is certainly an approach. As multiple overwrites occur, the data become harder and harder to recover. Destroying the physical disk is another approach.  I was surprised to find that the steel used in my disk drive was so hard that it broke my drill bit before the drill bit reached the disk platter.

With components buried in the SmartPhone which makes them hard to remove and destroy discretely, scrubbing SmartPhones is a much more challenging task.

Funny thing is, all too often when we WANT the data, it can't be retrieved.

Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week