Sell Used HP MSA Compatible Hard Drives

Sell Used HP MSA Compatible Hard Drives

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With HP being one of the leading manufactures in in the storage industry, we are actively searching for used and new MSA Compatible Hard Drives. Using or techniques and large database of customers we can find you the best value for your used drives. Let work together; fill out our form so that we begin finding you a deal.

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SAS hard drives

HP Model NumberOption Part NumberSpare Kit Description
DG0146BALVNN/A146GB 10K 3 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (Not supported on MSA G4)
DG0146FAMWLN/A146GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (MSA G3, G4 only)
DG0300BALVPN/A300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (Not supported on MSA G4)
DG0300FAMWNN/A300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (MSA G3, G4 only)
DH0072FAQRDN/A72GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
DH0146FAQREN/A146GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0146FAWHUN/A146GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0300FAWHVN/A300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (MSA G3, G4 only)
EG0300FBDBRN/A300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0300FBLSE507127-B21300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0300FBVFLE2D55A300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0300FCHHR507127-B21300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0300FCSPHE2D55A300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0300FCVBFE2D55A300GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0300JEHLVJ9F44A300GB 10K 12 Gb/s SAS SFF Hot Plug (MSA G3, G4 only)
EG0300JFCKAJ9F44A300GB 12G SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
EG0450FBDBTN/A450GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0450FBLSF581284-B21450GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0450FBVFME2D56A450GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0450FCHHT581284-B21450GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0450FCSPKE2D56A450GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0450FCVBHE2D56A450GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0600FBDBUN/A600GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0600FBLSH581286-B21600GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0600FBVFPC8S58A600GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0600FCHHU581286-B21600GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0600FCSPLC8S58A600GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0600FCVBKC8S58A600GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0600JEHCVJ9F46A600GB 12G SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
EG0600JEHMAJ9F46A600GB 10K 12 Gb/s SAS SFF Hot Plug (MSA G3, G4 only)
EG0600JETKAJ9F46AHPE MSA 600GB 12G SAS MSA hard drive – 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 12 Gb/s interface, enterprise drive
EG0600JETKAJ9F46AHPE MSA 600GB 12G SAS MSA hard drive – 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 12 Gb/s interface, dual port enterprise 3-year warranty hard drive
EG0900FBLSK619291-B21900GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0900FBVFQC8S59A900GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0900FBVFQ619291-B21900GB hot-plug dual-port SAS hard disk drive – 10,000 RPM, 6 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF), enterprise
EG0900FCHHV619291-B21900GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0900FCSPNC8S59A900GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0900FCSPN619291-B21900GB hot-plug dual-port SAS hard disk drive – 10,000 RPM, 6 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF), enterprise
EG0900FCVBLC8S59A900GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG0900FCVBL619291-B21900GB hot-plug dual-port SAS hard disk drive – 10,000 RPM, 6 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF), enterprise
EG0900FDJYR619291-B21900GB hot-plug dual-port SAS hard disk drive – 10,000 RPM, 6 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF), enterprise
EG0900JEHMBJ9F47A900GB 10K 12 Gb/s SAS SFF Hot Plug (MSA G3, G4 only)
EG0900JETKBJ9F47AHPE MSA 900GB 12G SAS hard drive – 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 12 Gb/s interface, enterprise drive
EG0900JFCKBJ9F47A900GB 12G SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
EG1200FDJYTE7W47A1.2TB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG1200FDNJTE7W47A1.2TB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EG1200JEHMCJ9F48A1.2TB 10K 12 Gb/s SAS SFF Hot Plug (MSA G3, G4 only)
EG1200JEHMC781518-B211.2TB hot-plug SAS hard disk drive – 10,000 RPM, 12 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), Enterprise, SmartDrive Carrier (SC)
EG1200JEMDAJ9F48A1.2TB 12G SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
EG1200JEMDA781518-B211.2TB hot-plug SAS hard disk drive – 10,000 RPM, 12 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), Enterprise, SmartDrive Carrier (SC)
EG1200JETKCJ9F48AHPE MSA 1.2TB 12G SAS MSA hard drive – 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 12 Gb/s interface, enterprise drive
EG1200JETKC781518-B211.2TB hot-plug SAS hard disk drive – 10,000 RPM, 12 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), Enterprise, SmartDrive Carrier (SC)
EG1800JEHMDJ9F49A1.8TB HDD 12 Gb/s SAS 10K SFF (MSA G4 only with min GL200P002)
EG1800JEMDBJ9F49AMSA 1.8TB 12G SAS 10K 2.5 in dual-port ENT HDD (MSA G4 only with min GL200P002)
EH0146FBQDCE2D54A146GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EH0146FCBVBE2D54A146GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EH0300FBQDDC8S61A300GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EH0300FCBVCC8S61A300GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
EH0300FCBVC627117-B21300GB hot-plug dual-port SAS hard disk drive – 15,000 RPM, 6 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF), Enterprise
EH0300JDXBAJ9F40A300GB 12G SAS 15K 2.5 in dual-port
EH0300JDYTHJ9F40A300GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (only: MSA G3, MSA G4)
EH0300JDYTHJ9V68A300GB 12G SAS 15K LFF (only: MSA G3, MSA G4)
EH0300JEDHCJ9F40A300GB 12G SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
EH0450JDXBBJ9F41A450GB 12G SAS 15K 2.5 in dual-port
EH0450JDYTKJ9F41A450GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (only: MSA G3, MSA G4)
EH0450JDYTKJ9V69A450GB 12G SAS 15K LFF (only: MSA G3, MSA G4)
EH0450JEDHDJ9F41A450GB 12G SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
EH0600JDXBCJ9F42A600GB 12G SAS 15K 2.5 in dual-port
EH0600JDYTLJ9F42A600GB 12G SAS 15K SFF (only: MSA G3, MSA G4)
EH0600JDYTLJ9V70A600GB 12G SAS 15K LFF (only: MSA G3, MSA G4)
EH0600JEDHEJ9F42A600GB 12G SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
HUH728080AL5204M0S90A8TB HDD 12 Gb/s SAS 7.2K LFF (MSA G4 only with min GL200P002)
HUS154530VLS300AJ736A300GB 15K 3 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
HUS154545VLS300AJ737A450GB 15K 3 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
HUS156030VLS600AJ736A300GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
HUS156030VLS600AP858A300GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
HUS156045VLS600AJ737A450GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
HUS156045VLS600AP859A450GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
HUS156060VLS600AP860A600GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
HUS724020ALS640AW555A2TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
HUS724030ALS640QK703A3TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only: P2000 min TS230Rxxx, MSA2040 min GL100R003-02, MSA1040 min GL105Rxxx)
HUS724040ALS640C8R26A4TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only: P2000 min TS230Rxxx, MSA2040 min GL100R003-02, MSA1040 min GL105Rxxx)
HUS726020ALS214N9X93ADRV MSA HD 2TBn SAS 7.2K 12G 3.5 in HAKP
HUS726040ALS214N9X94ADRV MSA HD 2TBn SAS 7.2K 12G 3.5 in HAKP
HUS726060ALS644J9F36A6TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF Hot Plug (only: P2000 min TS230Rxxx, MSA2040 min GL100R003-02, MSA1040 min GL105Rxxx)
MB4000FCWDKC8R26A4TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF FIPS hot-plug (MSA G4 only with min GL105)
MB4000FCWDKH6Z58A4TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only: P2000 min TS230Rxxx, MSA2040 min GL100R003-02, MSA1040 min GL105Rxxx)
MB4000FCWDKG0M44A4TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF FIPS hot-plug (MSA2040 only with min GL105)
MM0500FBFVQ507610-B21500GB 6G MDL-SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
MM1000FBFVRC8S62A1TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug
MM1000FECVHC8S62A1TB 6G MDL-SAS 7.2K 2.5 in dual-port
MM1000JEFRBJ9F50A1TB HDD 12 Gb/s SAS 7.2K SFF (MSA G4 only with min GL200P002)
MM2000JEFRCJ9F51A2TB HDD 12 Gb/s SAS 7.2K SFF (MSA G4 only with min GL200P002)
MO0200FCTRNC8R19A200GB SSD 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (only MSA2040)
MO0200JEFNVK2Q45A200GB SSD ME 12 Gb/s SAS SFF (MSA1040 w/ min GL220Rxxx (Click here to view HPE MSA 1040 and 2040 SAN Arrays – Removal of Controller Firmware Version GL220R005or MSA2040)
MO0400FCTRPC8R20A400GB SSD 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (only MSA2040)
MO0400JEFPAJ9F37A400GB Solid State Drive (SSD) ME – SAS 12 Gb/s SFF dual-port (only MSA2040)
MO0400JFFCFN9X95AMSA 400GB 12G SAS mixed-use 2.5 in SSD (MSA1040 w/ min GL220Rxxx ( Click here to view HPE MSA 1040 and 2040 SAN Arrays – Removal of Controller Firmware Version GL220R005or MSA2040)
MO0800FCTRQC8R21A800GB SSD 6 Gb/s SAS SFF hot-plug (only MSA2040)
MO0800JEFPBJ9F38A800GB Solid State Drive (SSD) ME – SAS 12 Gb/s SFF dual-port (only MSA2040)
MO0800JFFCHN9X96AMSA 800GB 12G SAS mixed-use 2.5 in SSD (MSA1040 w/ min GL220Rxxx ( Click here to view HPE MSA 1040 and 2040 SAN Arrays – Removal of Controller Firmware Version GL220R005or MSA2040)
MO1600JEFPCJ9F39A1600GB Solid State Drive (SSD) ME – SAS 12 Gb/s SFF dual-port (only MSA2040)
MO1600JFFCKN9X91AMSA 1.6TB 12G SAS mixed-use 2.5 in SSD (MSA1040 w/ min GL220Rxxx ( Click here to view HPE MSA 1040 and 2040 SAN Arrays – Removal of Controller Firmware Version GL220R005or MSA2040)
MO3200JFFCLN9X92AMSA 3.2TB 12G SAS mixed-use 2.5 in SSD (MSA1040 w/ min GL220Rxxx ( Click here to view HPE MSA 1040 and 2040 SAN Arrays – Removal of Controller Firmware Version GL220R005or MSA2040)
ST1000NM0001AP861A1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST1000NM0023AP861A1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST2000NM0001AW555A2TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST2000NM0023AW555A2TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST2000NM0063C8R22A2TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF FIPS hot-plug (MSA G4 only with min GL105)
ST3000NM0023QK703A3TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only: P2000 min TS230Rxxx, MSA2040 min GL100R003-02, MSA1040 min GL105Rxxx)
ST31000424SSAP861A1TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3146356SSAJ735A146GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3146855SSAJ735A146GB 15K 3 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST32000444SSAW555A2TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST33000650SSQK703A3TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only: P2000 min TS230Rxxx, MSA2040 min GL100R003-02, MSA1040 min GL105Rxxx)
ST3300655SSAJ736A300GB 15K 3 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3300656SSAJ736A300GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3300657SSAJ736A300GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3300657SSAP858A300GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3450856SSAJ737A450GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3450857SSAJ737A450GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3450857SSAP859A450GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST3600057SSAP860A600GB 15K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug
ST4000NM0023C8R26A4TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (only: P2000 min TS230Rxxx, MSA2040 min GL100R003-02, MSA1040 min GL105Rxxx)
ST4000NM0034K2Q82A4TB 7.2K 12 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (MSA G4 only with min GL200P002)
ST4000NM0063G0M44A4TB 7.2K 6 Gb/s SAS LFF FIPS hot-plug (MSA G4 only with min GL105)
ST6000NM0034J9F43A6TB 7.2K 12 Gb/s SAS LFF hot-plug (MSA G4 only with min GL200P002)
ST900MM0036G0M43A900GB 10K 6 Gb/s SAS SFF FIPS hot-plug (MSA2040 only with min GL105)

 

SATA hard drives

HP Model NumberOption Part #Spare Kit Description
HUA722010CLA330AJ740A1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
HUA722020ALA330AW556A2TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
MM0500EANCR507750-B21500GB hot-plug SATA hard disk drive – 7,200 RPM, 3 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF), Midline
MM0500EBKAE507750-B21500GB hot-plug SATA hard disk drive – 7,200 RPM, 3 Gb/s transfer rate, 2.5-inch Small Form Factor (SFF), Midline
ST1000NM0011AJ740A1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST1000NM0011AJ740B1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST1000NM0011NA1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST1000NM0033AJ740B1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST2000NM0011AW556A2TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST2000NM0011AW556B2TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST2000NM0033AW556B2TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST31000340NSAJ740A1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST31000340NSNA1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST31000524NSAJ740A1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST31000524NSAJ740B1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST31000524NSNA1TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST32000644NSAW556A2TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST32000644NSAW556B2TB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3500320NSAJ738A500GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3500514NSAJ738A500GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3500630NSAJ738A500GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3750330NSNA750GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3750330NSAJ739A750GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3750640NSNA750GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST3750640NSAJ739A750GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)
ST500NM0011AJ738A500GB 7.2K 3 Gb/s SATA LFF hot-plug (only MSA G1, MSA G2 and P2000)

Seagate’s new 60TB SSD.. Hardware Upgrades coming soon and we can help.

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60TB drive

 

Seagate has just announced a gigantic 60TB solid-state-drive. The company has made it clear that they will provide “the lowest cost per gigabyte for flash.” There is no doubt that data centers across the world will be eager to try this equipment and possibly put them into full scale products.

It’s too early to have a real idea about the performance or longevity of these drives. Many believe they will not be compatible with current data centers. No matter the compatibility, performance or longevity of these drives, one thing is clear, we are seeing exponential growth in the data industry. Many of our readers will be looking to migrate to larger capacities to fulfill the growing needs of their business.

Excess storage devices will get in the way of newer technologies. We can help you with removing excess data, securely erasing that data, and providing you the greatest market value on your older equipment. Fill out the form on the right or submit on our asset recovery page so that you can more easily begin the transition to the new generation of storage hardware.

Electronics Recycling Best Practice

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With every new technology roll out, there are new functionalities and efficiencies. Along with all of these benefits is the problem of managing what to do with your end-of-life equipment. There are two very important factors that make the process of e-wasting equipment a major concern. These two factors are the environment and security.

In terms of the environment, all that old equipment has chemicals that release damaging particles. These particles seep into the ground and damage our water supply.  Moreover, Data breach is a very common issues when equipment is improperly disposed. The following guide will help you with determining the best strategy for e-wasting equipment within your organization.

Each year e-waste is expanding exponentially.

Help combat this in a way that is safe for your organization.

  1. Be aware of local and federal regulations. Legislative issues can propose a liability for failing to adhere to sound disposal practice.
  2. Sanitize before disposal. Software tools help to erase data and destruction techniques can be used to physical destroy hardware.
  3. Re-use or sell. Used equipment has value and it is a positive alternative to filling landfills.
  4. Find a recycler that is reputable.
  5. Donate your equipment to charities.

Security is Priority

Most of us are legally obligated to ensure that sensitive or personally identifiable client information is protected. The easy solution to this is that nothing that is disposed of should have readable data.

In the following blog, “How to Securely Erase Hard Drives (HDDs) and Solid State Drives (SSDs) in 2016,” we show that many individuals will sell their drives without properly erasing information and thus many of them have data leaks. These leaks include company emails, spreadsheets containing sales projects, and product inventories. It becomes quickly apparent that it is very easy to make sensitive data available to an unintended audience. Moreover, even if information is not used for illegal purposes, owners of disposed equipment can still be held accountable for negligence.

How Do You Remove Sensitive Data?

For Hard Drives and Solid State Drives take a look at our previously mentioned article which gives an in-depth discussion on the topic. To sum it up, your drives should go through erasure software many times over or should be completely destroyed. If you are comfortable with using software to erase your drives, take a look at Darik’s Boot and Nuke. If you’re not a Tech guru, no problem.

Electronic recycling firms can take care of the problem so that you can focus on other stuff. However, not all electronic recyclers are created equal. Do your research and make sure you are picking a reputable recycler and maybe one that has been certified to participate in the e-recycling industry.

Ask your recycler for a certificate of destruction. This document will help with determining the legitimacy of the firm. The document also comes in handy in case you ever have to deal with future legal questions.

Stay Vigilant of the Environment and Sensitive Information

You organization will inevitable upgrade to new equipment in order to keep up with the modern technical environment. Disposal of obsolete equipment is major concern that should be properly handled to protect both the environment and sensitive information. WEBUYUSEDITEQUIPMENT.NET has the resources to properly handle the disposal of your used and end-of-life equipment.  Take a look at our certificate of data destruction and fill out the quote on the right for a quick and hassle-free recycling service.

How to Securely Erase Hard Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSDs) in 2016

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Information security is top priority for most of us. Being the victim of a data breach or identity theft is a costly problem that can be avoided when using the right tools. The firm Blancco Technology Group did an interesting analysis of second hand hard drives and SSDs. In Balancco’s study “The Leftovers: A Data Recovery Study,” they found that out of the 200 hundred second hand HDDs and SSDs, 67% contained pemaersonally identifiable information and another 11% contained sensitive company information.

These second hand drives were not purchases from arbritrary places, they could have been purchases from ordinary places like Amazon, eBay, Craigslist and the like.  To help you with this huge issue, we are going to explain the minimum level of security you should take when disposing or selling storage devices.

HDD

There are three effective ways of securely erasing your HDDs.

Software is often times the most used method for erasing hard disks. The process however is not fast and one needs to be very mindful not to accidently delete data on the computer operating the eraser. Darik’s Boot and Nuke is an excellent tool for erasing HDDs. Be aware that this software works specifically for hard disks and does not work as effectively for SSDs. This software is downloaded and installed on a bootable device such as a CD, DVD, or bootable USB. Once installed, the computer used to erase the HDDs will need to be booted from the bootable device.

The interface is relatively intuitive and there is an excellent array of wipe methods including DOD 5220.22-M and Gutmann Wipe. The one thing that you need to be very careful about is to only wipe the data from the targeted hard disk. If you are using your personal computer you will see in production hard disks along with the targeted one. To avoid this confusion it might be best to just unplug the non-target hard drive. Additionally, because the process is long, it might be best to use an old PC so that your current PC is not unusable.

Hard Drive Data Erase Software

Hardware is another method used to erase hard drives. This method is easier than the one previously mentioned. Users simply purchase a device that connects to your hard disk and run through the process. WiebeTech Drive eRazer Ultra is a very simple tool that is reliable and effective. This device costs you about 250. It has the added benefit of being faster than the previously mentioned software and is generally easier to use.

Hard Drive Data Erase Hardware

Destruction of disks is the most effective way of guaranteeing information is irretrievable. None of the previously mentioned methods guarantee that they will work on hard disks that are defective. Companies like WEBUYUSEDITEQUIPMENT.net will use equipment like shredders to streamline the process of destroying hard drives. However, for end users, another effective method is removing the platter from within the hard disk and puncturing/bending the platter with a nail and hammer. This guarantees that information is irretrievable. To be safe we recommend that you puncture the disk at least three times and bend the platter with a hammer.

Hammer Destruction Hard Drives Shred Destruction Hard Drives

SSDS

Wiping data on SSDs is significantly more complicated. One of the best ways to wipe data on SSDs is to head over to the manufactures website and use their recommend software for the task at hand. All major manufactures have their own propriety toolbox that works specifically with their SSDs.

Take a looks at the specific manufacturers documentation and once again be very mindful not to delete SSDs that are in production. Mess up and your relevant data will be lost forever. I am a heavy user of Samsung’s Magician software. The software is very intuitive, users just click through options much like installing software on a computer. We recommend that you read through the manufactures documentation and maybe watch a few YouTube videos until you feel comfortable with using the software. Here are a links to a few other manufacture software.

 

If your SSD is defective, once again the best method for securely eradicating your data is to destroy the SSD. This is a little trickier than a HDD because SSDs store information on a flash chip. Our company once again uses a specialized SSD shredder for this, but you can use a hammer and nail to puncture the storage chip on the SSD.

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No matter what method you plan to use to secure your data, we highly recommend that you do the minimum requirement to securely erase your data. Many of you are looking to sell you hard drives and SSDs and the above options can be time consuming, sometimes costly, and very dangerous to your information if done incorrectly.

WEBUYUSEDITEQUIPMENT specialized in securing that your information is irretrievable. Depending on your need we will either securely wipe your data so that we can do the Eco-friendly approach to reuse your drives or we will completely shred your drive for a fee. We deal with Hard Drives and SSDs at high volume, this allows the process of securely eradicating data to be cost effect and easier.

If you are looking to sell your drives, we can pay for shipping and give you an excellent pay check based on current market value. When we are done we will give you a certificate of data destruction that shows you and your organization is completely compliant with regulatory agencies such as HIPPA and SOX. Fill out the form on the right to get a quick quote for your HDDs and SSDs.

25 Each Juniper Switches Part #459086

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We have 25 fully refurbished Juniper switches. Part #: 459086. Contact us for pricing.

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