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Maximizing Your Data Security Physically and Electronically with ICY DOCK's ToughArmor 2.5" HDD or SSD mobile racks and Hard Drive Eraser Devices
Date: 2021.08.18
Maximizing Your Data Security Physically and Electronically with ICY DOCK's ToughArmor 2.5" HDD or SSD Mobile Racks and
Hard Drive Eraser Devices
As technology advances, many companies record their sensitive data through computers onto hard drives and solid-state-drives (SSD). These companies may deal with big data, data warehousing, and servers, holding sensitive data on employees, customers, patients, products and projects. This data on employees and customers may contain sensitive information such as home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and other information that compromise their personal identities. Other data regarding products and projects has data that could be worth millions of dollars if it falls to the wrong hands, at the expense of the company that created that data. This is why protecting such sensitive data is the main priority of many companies. Sure we can change passwords frequently and get the latest updated antivirus software, but what most don't know is that digital data theft isn't the only problem. Physical theft has also been a huge problem in businesses, resulting to over $50 billion dollars of data stolen from U.S. businesses by employees and approximately 1/3 of business bankruptcies are caused by employee data theft according to Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. And that is exactly why ICYDOCK's ToughArmor full metal HDD / SSD mobile racks and drive eraser device such as CRU's Drive eRazer Ultra, StarTech's Eraser dock, MediaClone's SuperWiper are the perfect solutions in preventing such thefts.
Without a doubt, the ToughArmor series of hard drive mobile racks and a third party hard drive eraser device are great at complementing each other. The ToughArmor HDD cage provides excellent physical protection for the hard drives or solid-state-drives are in use, while the drive eraser device prevents data theft from retired hard drives or SSDs. ICY DOCK's ToughArmor Series consists of heavy duty, full metal construction in the form of multi-function mobile racks and is designed for various storage configurations. The ToughArmor series was built in mind to maximize storage density, reduce clutter, while providing security and helping create a high quality workstation or compact server. On the other hand, a drive eraser device is an incredible standalone device that zero out hard drives with ease. Wipes can range from a one hour to an entire day depending on storage size and level of the erase method. These two products bring sense of assurance when it comes to physical data theft.
For an example, military data are highly susceptible to physical theft because they contain sensitive military information. If it falls into the wrong hands, it can potentially endanger national security with lives on the line. Therefore, having a secure ruggedized system for storing this sensitive data is a must. With ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB491SKL-B & MB492SKL-B hot swappable full metal 2.5" SSD / HDD mobile racks, they both have two layers of key lock system specially designed for data security purpose: a metal key lock located on the tray prevents unauthorized access to your drive and a unique thumb screw design locks the metal tray into the device to minimize the drive vibration, and to prevent accidental drive tray ejection. These features become more appealing, especially when sensitive data are in a mobile environment. However, each hard drive has its own life span once the hard drive is deemed to be obsolete, the sensitive data will need to be relocated and wiped out from the obsolete hard drive or solid-state-drive. What most people don't know is that reformatting hard drives does not completely wipe out data and potential data theft can occur through data recovery programs that recover deleted data from "wiped" drives. This is where the drive eraser device comes handy. The drive eraser device comes with a dozen different preset erase procedures, that live up to military standards. Operating the drive eraser devices is simple and easy. These devices can perform approved DoD wipe which is 10 times more effective that a regular wipes that is 90% unrecoverable. Data recovery software products are powerless against drive eraser devices full wipes, which can rewrite the entire hard drives with 0s for example. As a result, with protection physically and electronically, you can rest assure that sensitive data will not fall into the wrong hands.
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For the medical profession, they may face similar issues regarding to data security or so called, patient safety. Patient safety is the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care, including the misuse of patient data. Under strict regulation in the Privacy Act of 1974, individual's patient history, drug history and health report are considered highly sensitive. To provide protection against potential theft, hospitals must have extra security to combat any foreseeable danger. By using MB991SK-B or MB994SK-1B, a 2.5" SSD/HDD data storage mobile rack with metal key locks specifically designed to prevent unauthorized access, medical personal can safely secure their data within and prevent any potential physical theft. With added hot swap capabilities, the patient's data on the hard drive can be easily transferred to a safe place once the hard drive becomes obsolete. Without detaching the drive tray, the hard drives can be easily taken out and connect to a drive eraser device for secure data destruction to ensure patient's safety. After a secure clean, no one will be able to recover the data from the disk; resulting to a fast and efficient method created for effortless wipes. Ultimately, it will protect everyone's right to privacy and prevent unauthorized access of each patient's data.
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Another example would be a Small Business Server / Workstation for small businesses and their numerous transactions everyday dealing with employee and customer data. What if these extremely sensitive data has damaged, or been stolen? It can destroy a company's reputation just as easily if that company chooses to ignore their data security system. A perfect solution for the small business environment would be adding ICY DOCK's full metal, high drive density, HDD cage ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB or MB998SP-B, where large amounts of data can be stored in a single 5.25" device bay. Since the 5.25" bay is the most common type of device bay computer used, MB996SP-6SB and MB998SP-B can be easily add into your existing workstation or server computers such as HP Z240, Z440, Z640 and Z840 workstations. The MB996SP-6SB and MB998SP-B are also compatible with other brand name systems such as Dell, SuperMicro and Chenbro. With the ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB you can squeeze 6 x 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD into a single 5.25" bay and combine these drives in RAID 5 or RAID 6 which gives you hardware failure protection to protect and back up your valuable data. For video, audio and photo editing related businesses where physical storage space density is a major factor you can use MB998SP-B to host up to 8 x 2.5" SATA SSD to maximizing their storage space density. For retired hard drives or solid-state-drives, simply remove hard drive from ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB or MB998SP-B and connect the drive eraser device to the retired drive via SATA cable and then perform a deep drive erase to make sure the retired drives become unrecoverable.
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So what is the bottom line?
ICY DOCK ToughArmor brings security, ease of use, storage space, and reliability. This is why ICY DOCK ToughArmor is globally used in many fields such as forensic, medical, military, government, and post productions. When working in conjunction with drive eraser devices, you do not have to worry about any potential data leaks, whether your data is currently in use or it is near the end of its usable life. If your unit runs into any malfunction, you can simply call us. Our customer support is backed up by U.S based customer service and is free for the lifetime of the product. More importantly, every ICY DOCK's product has three years warranty. With these services provided, you can rest assure that there is always someone to talk to when something goes wrong!
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