DATA DESTRUCTION SIMPLIFIED

Data Containing Hardware

Mar 4, 2021 | Blog

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As technology changes, it can be hard  to keep up with all the various types of data containing devices. WipeOS has helped with a wide variety of storage media. The hard disk is still the most common storage media that we can help with. WipeOS can certify the data destruction to various standards. It can also test and inventory these devices for detailed records that can be exported for audits and review.

There are a lot of different types of storage devices in the world. Here are some of the most common ones that we can help with:

Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

The hard disk is a non-volatile component which means the data is stored permanently in the hard disk and it does not wipe when the system is shut down. The hard disk contains an electromagnet surface used to store chunks of data in its storage. Every hard disk varies from 4200-15000 rpms. The higher the rpm the faster the hard drive’s seek time. 

Solid State Drive (SSD)

A Solid State Drive is a solid-state storage device that uses NAND flash integrated circuit assemblies to store data. SSDs are typically more resistant to physical shock, run silently and have quicker access time and lower latency.  Hybrid drives (SSHDs) combine features of SSDs and HDDs in the same unit using both flash memory as fast cache and a HDD for storage in order to improve performance. 

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Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)

NVMe is a transfer protocol for Solid-State memory. NVMe is having a great impact on businesses and what they can do with data, particularly Fast Data for real-time analytics and emerging technologies. The NVMe specification defines a register interface, command set and collection of features for PCIe-based SSDs with the goals of high performance and interoperability across a broad range of NVM subsystems. 

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Embedded Multi Media Card (eMMC)

It’s a type of internal storage embedded or attached to a device or a PC motherboard. eMMC storage is usually found in budget-friendly laptops, as well as tablets, tablet PCs, 2-in-1 computers, and smartphones. 

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