It's hard to win with hard disks. If you load all your valuable data onto one and don’t make the time to back it all up, you can safely bet all your worldly goods that it will develop a fault and fail at the first opportunity. At least then you can reinvest your winnings in trying to rescue all that data. Conversely, of course, if you back everything up several times over, you can rest assured that your hard disk will keep on going well beyond its use-by date, which leaves you with a different problem. When it’s finally time to replace the disk, how do you make sure all the precious data that is stored on it is consigned to Cyber Nirvana for all eternity? Although there is no shortage of experts ready to share handy tips, there are just as many equally credible specialists who will refute their claims. There is, however, one method that everyone agrees will work - mechanical destruction. The problem is, not very many IT officers will have a pair of hydraulic cutters to hand with which to consign a condemned hard disk to oblivion. Fortunately, there is a much simpler, safer and more environmentally friendly alternative! The specialists for file and hard disk destruction at HSM GmbH are exhibiting three very serious shredders at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover that are sure to make the eyes of IT officers light up.
All the HSM Powerline hard disk shredders are equipped with robust solid steel cutters that break down digital data storage media into tiny strips or particles, making it completely impossible to recover data. What’s more, the entire process is safe, cost-effective and complies with data protection laws. The machinery doesn't just destroy hard disks either, but can securely and reliably shred magnetic tapes, CDs, DVDs, diskettes, USB sticks, cellphones and other such devices. Besides safeguarding data protection, the HSM Powerline HDS 230 model also plays its part in protecting the environment as the materials it generates as waste can be recycled.