Degaussing renders media total unusable and physically destroys the computer drive. This method for data destruction is to expose your hard drive to alternating magnetic fields that overwrite your original data with random patterns. At Capitol Asset we use the HD-1T Degausser manufactured by Data Security, Inc.
The HD-1T is on the NSA Evaluated Products List:
Degausser (EPL Degausser), NSA/CSS-EPL-9-12A, meets CESG Higher Level
Depending on our client’s needs, this method can be used, but this means the equipment cannot be refurbished or resold.
According to a recent audit performed by the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, sensitive information was found on internal computer hard drives that had been certified as “wiped” clean prior to disposal. To be certain that all data are irrecoverable, physical destruction is the only viable choice.
Capitol Asset offers degaussing services to customers nationwide. Degaussing is available on-site at your location, or in our 50,000 sq. ft. secure facility in Hyattsville, Maryland. For more information about Degaussing, please Contact Us.
If you need official documentation for the destruction of your data and used computer equipment, we also offer complete Audit Services as well as Certificates of Proper Disposal.