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Services | Disk Overwrite

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA) and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLB), mandate an assortment of obligations and liabilities for data owners and specify a variety of consequences.

DiskGenie-Sanitizer services from DSI provide data cleansings to help you manage these risks, neutralize your potential liability and protect your company’s data from discovery.

DiskGenie-Sanitizer services are an efficient and cost-effective way to reliably overwrite your disk drives before they are reused or disposed of. Data Strategies Int'l Security Solutions has a dedicated facility for cleansing large quantities of disk drives, managing the inventory and process to ensure that every disk unit receives its proper data cleansing.

DiskGenie-Sanitizer tool overwrites the drives to Department of Defense (DoD) 5220-22-M 3 pass standards. As a result, your data is is essentially irretrievable. Our tool creates a detailed log of the process and generates alert-messages if any sector on a given drive cannot be overwritten. For your convenience, Data Strategies will certify that the overwrite service has been performed for your hard disk in accordance with the DoD requirements.

DiskGenie-Sanitizer tool offers all the following DoD mandated functions and capabilities:

  • The ability to purge all data or information, including the OS, from the physical drives, thereby making it impossible to recover any meaningful data by keyboard or laboratory attack.
  • A compatibility with, or capability to run independent of, the OS loaded on the hard drive.
  • A compatibility with, or capability to run independent of, the type of hard drive being sanitized (e.g., ATA/IDE or SCSI type hard drives).
  • A capability to overwrite the entire hard disk drive independent of any BIOS or firmware capacity limitation that the system may have.
  • A capability to overwrite using a minimum of three cycles (six passes) of data patterns on all sectors, blocks, tracks, and slack or unused disk space on the entire hard disk medium.
  • A method to verify that all data has been removed from the entire hard drive and to view the overwrite pattern.
  • Provide the user with a validation certificate indicating that the overwriting procedure was completed properly.
  • Provide a defects log, or listing of any bad sectors, that could not be overwritten by the software.

In case additional disk overwrite is required (beyond the DoD requirements), Data Strategies can provide an estimate for that service.

Supported Disk Drives

Data Strategies hard disk overwrite services are currently available for virtually all drive models with SCSI or IDE/EIDE interface. Support for ATA and SATA interface drives will be available shortly.

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