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Hard Disk Crusher

the hard disk crusher

Data recorded on magnetic recording media cannot be completely erased by simply deleting the files and reformatting. Special software can be used to recover the data.
The hard disk crusher exposes magnetic media to a powerful magnetic field ('degaussing'), destroying the data and making recovery difficult.

Using the Hard Disk Crusher

Magnetic recording media which data can be erased from

Hard disk drives
※Internal hard disk drives of laptops can be degaussed without disassembling the laptop.
Floppy disks
Other magnetic recording media (excluding MO)

Notes on use

A magnetic recording medium which has been degaussed cannot be used again. If you accidentally erase the data of a magnetic recording medium, the Center cannot be held responsible.
We cannot guarantee the function of a laptop computer of which the hard disk drive has been degaussed.
Please leave with the magnetic recording medium which you brought.

If you would like to use the hard disk crusher, please come to the Center and call ext. 75620 from the phone at the entrance. Reception is from 10:00 to 16:00 on weekdays.

If you have any questions, please contact info

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