Modern computer technology has boosted our quality of life. Electronics facilitate our entertainment, our style of communication, and how we access information. A music collection that occupied several shelves in your home now fits in the palm of your hand. Files on a single computer have replaced reams of paper stored in rows of filing cabinets. Laptops, netbooks, and smartphones have untethered us from the confines of brick-and-mortar offices. With computers in the internet age, people are more connected and can achieve more work, increasing the profitability of the human race.
Prosoft Engineering is going green with MediaTools Wipe. MediaTools Wipe is one of the latest applications released by Prosoft Engineering, with the emphasis on proper data destruction and reuse. Many of you have heard of e-waste or recycling of old computer parts. MediaTools Wipe allows enterprise companies, technicians and end users to permanently erase data from working older hard drives and reuse them or prepare them for recycling. A great example is taking the old hard drives out of your old computers and securely erasing them with MediaTools Wipe and then use them for backup drives or turn them into external drives for a variety of uses. If you don’t have a need for the drives, then you can donate the drives, knowing they have been securely erased and no longer contain any sensitive or personal data on them.
In past posts, we looked at taking inventory of the files on your computer. It is important that you know what is there and take steps to protect it from loss. We discovered that backing up your data regularly is the only sure method of data protection. Even though our data recovery services employ current technology and techniques, some files may not be recoverable in certain cases.
Computer prices have dropped significantly. This might put you in a quandary when you have computer issues. Should you repair, reuse or recycle old or damaged computer equipment? The answer depends on the age of the equipment and the extent of the damage.
Advances in computer and electronic technologies make a significant impact on our quality of life. From entertainment to information access, electronics have enriched our lives, increased our profitability and streamlined communication. A music collection that occupied several shelves in our homes now fits in the palm of our hand. Files on a single computer replace reams of paper stored in rows of filing cabinets. Laptops, netbooks and smartphones have untethered us from the confines of a brick-and-mortar office.
What should you do with the hard drive when you are done with an old computer? Some folks will junk the old computer or have it hauled off, drive intact. Others will sell the computer to someone else and use the money for a new machine. Stop to think for a minute though. Is it wise to let your hard drive fall into someone else’s hands and trust that they will not use it to harm you? The drive may contain sensitive data that could be used for identity theft.