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Data Wiping

The facts about data wiping.

When you get rid of your old computer, you'll need to permanently wipe the information on your hard drive. Simply clearing the drive by traditional methods — deleting files or even formatting the drive — isn't enough; these files can be easily recovered by anyone skilled at data recovery.

Because of the sensitive nature of the information at the Department of Defense, they have set a standard for data wipes. A DOD wipe requires that a computer's information be overwritten seven times to be considered unrecoverable.

This may seem like a procedure necessary only for government agencies or big corporations — but it's not. If your old computer falls into the wrong hands, any sensitive information on your hard drive could lead to identity theft, the loss of industry secrets, or other fraud.

Capitol Asset Recovery provides affordable data wipes — standard and DOD wipes — as part of our spectrum of services. Contact us today to learn how we can help protect your data in the afterlife of your used computer equipment.

Contact us today to learn how we can help protect your data in the afterlife of your used computer equipment.

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