Tag: harddrives

  • Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud

    Data Storage Faceoff: Tape vs Disk vs Cloud In September 2010, Virgin Blue airline’s check-in and online booking systems went down for a period of 11 days, affecting around 50,000 passengers and 400 flights. Ultimately the downtime ended up costing the company over $20 million. So, what is the true…

  • Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    Are Your Electronics Poisonous?

    There are thousands of toxic elements found in every day electronics; ranging from cleaners to fire retardants. These toxic elements are in circuit boards, hard drives, cell phones and computer monitor screens. About 40% of substantial metals found in landfills are lead, mercury, and cadmium from electronics that have been…

  • A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    A Practical Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

    Hard Drive Destruction Destruction seems to be an enjoyable activity when done in a purposeful manner. Destroying things such as demolition day on a home renovation or monster truck rallies can be both rewarding and entertaining. The best part is that they won’t come back to haunt you in the…