(PRWEB) October 11, 2011
Northeast Data Destruction, a division of Miller Recycling Corporation now offers NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) certified secure destruction of electronic data storage devices containing confidential information.
Today everyone enjoys the use of electronics, and all the conveniences and luxury they provide. However it is sometimes overlooked that valuable and confidential information is stored on most every standard computer, laptop, cell phone, copy and fax machines.
Many end of life electronic data storage devices are disposed of improperly. Often these devices contain a substantial amount of confidential information that can be damaging to a business if not properly disposed of.
Following NAID Certified secure data destruction procedures insures these devises are properly destroyed. This process renders the information contained within them completely unrecoverable.
With the continuous advancement of micro-electronics, integrated electronic storage devices store more information than ever before.
Storage Media Chart
- Media/Size/Typed Pages/Banker Box(s)
- Floppy Disk/1.44MB/720/1
- Thumb Drive/2GB/1,000,000/400
- DLT Tape/40GB/20,000,000/8,000
- Hard Drive/External Drive/200GB/100,000,000/40,000
- Network Storage/1TB/500,000,000/200,000
- Byte = 8 bits
- Kilobyte = 1,024 bytes (1 thousand)
- Megabyte = 1,048,576 bytes (1 million)
- Gigabyte = 1,073,741,824 bytes (1 billion)
- Terabyte = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes (1 trillion)
(Information above proved by http://www.ITLNOW.com)
How much data can be stored in these devices?
A single 2GB USB Flash Drive can store 1,000,000 typed pages, or 400 banker boxes of information! How much information is that? It is enough to fill a 24 ft. box truck from floor to ceiling!
“A 200 GB hard drive, which can be held in the palm of your hand, can hold over 40,000 banker boxes, or 100 million pages of information! This is enough to fill over twenty 53 ft. tractor trailers!”
As technology improves, and components become more advanced and smaller in size – the storage capability will continue to grow. It is therefore imperative that each and every storage device MUST be properly and securely handled, transported, destroyed and recycled at the end of its useful life.
Who do you use for the proper disposal of such vital components and information?
The National Association of Information Destruction, (NAID), provides Certified “AAA” accreditation to companies that perform secure and confidential destruction. Certified companies must undergo strict inspections, and follow detailed operational procedures and protocol. To maintain Certification companies are subject to unannounced audits and inspections. NAID Certified companies also destroy paper based files and documents.
Be sure to insist on NAID Certification for all your secure confidential shredding and information destruction needs!
About Miller Recycling Corporation
Operating since 1940, Miller Recycling is a third generation company with the experience required to assist you with all your paper, plastics, and metals recycling requirements. Northeast Data Destruction, our NAID “AAA” Certified confidential shredding division, will securely process all your sensitive documents, files, media, hard drives, tapes, CD’s, and off spec products and storage components. Nationwide service is available.