Technician removing chassis from Solid state hard drives

The Risks of SSDs

Awareness / Recycling
June 26, 2019 / Jenny Lott

When exploring your options for data storage, you may find yourself tempted by the exciting new flash memory technology, and it’s no wonder. Solid-state drives (SSDs) are the new craze, and as the technology develops and prices drop, more and more individuals and companies alike are turning their backs on traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and making the switch. But what makes SSDs so special?

Unlike your typical HDD, an SSD contains no moving parts (i.e., no spinning platters or read-and-write heads)and does not use magnetic storage. While an HDD is susceptible to external factors such as loud noises, pressure changes, movement and magnets, SSDs are more resistant, making them an ideal choice for protecting valuable data from damage or loss.

However, the advantages to SSDs can become challenges when it comes to data disposal. While methods such as wiping, degaussing and shredding are effective on HDDs, an SSD requires special attention. If you choose SSDs for data storage, it is necessary to find an ITAD company that can guarantee their methods meet legal standards for data destruction.

EPC offers multiple erasure and destruction methods specifically designed with SSD destruction in mind. If you’re looking to reuse or sell your drives, our erasure software ensures all data is wiped from the drive and is truly unrecoverable. If you’d rather have your drives destroyed, our SSD shredder is built to shred them to the legal minimum particle size standard, a feat not possible with typical industrial HDD shredders.

If you don’t want your drives leaving your facility in0tact, EPC can come to you. All data destruction services can be done at your own facility, meaning none of your data is left vulnerable during shipping or transfer. No matter what your needs are, you can rest easy knowing EPC will keep your data secure.