G17 can destroy data on various formats from VHS, DAT, Floppy’s and Hard Drives using a technique called Degaussing.
Degauss vs. Overwrite
Our equipment produces an erasing field many times stronger than the erasing fields produced by the read/write heads in hard drives and tape drives. The field strength along with the encompassing magnetic field ensure the data is no longer recoverable by computer or laboratory attacks. Since we do not rely on software, our process will also completely and permanently erase failed and damaged hard drives regardless of the operating system or interface.
G17 uses the Weircliffe BTE 220M to destroy hard drive data. The Weircliffe BTE 220M is SEAP 8500 (Security Equipment Assessment Panel) approved.
There are two levels of degaussing, Type 2 (Higher) and Type 1 (Lower). The BTE 220M meets Type 2.
The BTE 220M alters the magnetic charge on a hard drive, which not only eliminates the data on the drive, but also erases the factory pre-recorded servo tracks - rendering the hard drive unusable.
We can offer the same service for VHS, DAT, Floppies, Audio Reel, ZIP Disks, Computer Reel and more - ideal for disposing of CCTV footage, unused recording media such as floppy disks and a host of other reasons why you would want your data securely and permanently erased regardless of the condition of the media