It is imperative that the data from storage media's are not recoverable. Sanitization of storage media refers to a process of removing data, with assurance that the data cannot be retrieved or reconstructed.
EnviroGreen Electronic Recycling uses two (2) processes depending on our Clients needs:
Process 1) DOD 5220.22-m Sanitization method, 3+ overwrite passes Pass #1 all addressable locations using binary zeros pass #2 Overwrite all addressable locations with binary ones Pass 3 & more: Overwrite all addressable locations with random bit pattern verify the final overwrite pass. Erasing a hard drive using the DoD 5220.22-M data sanitization method will prevent all software-based file recover methods as well as hardware-based recovery methods, from recovering meaningful data from the drive.
A certificate of Destruction is available detailing the above method for the processing fee of $5.00
Process 2) Degaussing is the guaranteed form of hard drive erasure. When you degauss a hard drive, you are completely erasing the drive, which destroys all the data. Degaussing is the process of using a powerful magnetic force to destroy the digital patterns on the drive thereby permanently erasing the data and making the Hard Drive unable to store any future information.
A certificate of Destruction is available for Degaussing detailing the make, model and serial number of each hard drive at a fee of $5.00 per hard drive.