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What you should look for when purchasing a Drive Sanitizing Tool

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What you should look for when purchasing a Drive Sanitizing Tool


  • Determine the volume of drives that need to be Sanitized per day and choose a solution that can adjust to a growing need if necessary.
  • List the required Wipe Formats that would be needed to perform the assigned tasks. Choose a Sanitizing Device that offers the common Wipe Formats, which include DoD, User Defined and Secure Erase.
  • The Sanitizing Tool's transfer rate capability should be designed for current and future advanced drive technologies.
  • Which drive interfaces need to be supported? The common drive interfaces include PATA, SATA, SAS, USB, SCSI (Wide, Narrow, SCA80), FireWire, MircoSATA, ZIF and Fibre Channel. Choose a Duplicator which can duplicate between the different drive interfaces.
  • Inquire if the Sanitizing Tool allows mixing drives with different capacities or with different drive interfaces.
  • What Form Factors do the drives use? The common Form Factors are 3.5", 2.5", 1.8". Choose a Sanitizing Tool that is flexible to accommodate drives with proprietary Form Factors such as enclosed drives.
  • Inquire if the Sanitizing Tool is capable of performing multiple operations simultaneously, also known as "Multi-Session".
  • If your environment requires some special features not commonly available, choose a Company that is willing to customize a solution for your particular needs.
  • If your drive inventory includes drives with a special interface connector, choose a Company who is willing to develop the necessary adapters.
  • If ease of use is important, select a Sanitizing Solution with a Touch Screen Display and sophisticated Software, offering a User Friendly Interface.
  • Inquire if the listed features and options require individual purchase or are offered with the standard purchase.
  • Look for a solution which offers Network Connectivity.
  • Does the Sanitizing Tool offer a Database function to collect a record of the operations performed?
  • Does the Sanitizing Tool offer a Cable-Free solution? Use of cables, especially in a multi-drive unit, can add to cost and reduce reliability as cables exhibit wear and tear.
  • Inquire if there is a method of securing cables to the Sanitizing Tool to avoid accidentally disconnecting cables during operation.
  • Inquire if the Sanitizing Tool offers a cooling mechanism for the drives in use.
  • Inquire if the Sanitizing Tool is made of metal or plastic. Metal provides improved EMI Shielding.
  • Choose a Company with long term experience, offering support in the USA and Internationally.
  • Inquire about the Warranty and Repair options offered. Choose a Company which offers to perform repairs within a reasonable time period and can provide spare parts with short notice.
  • Does the Sanitizing Tool offer a remote method of controlling the unit's operation?
  • Inquire if the Sanitizing Tool's interface provides multi-language support.
  • Inquire about the method used to update the Tool's Software and Firmware. The upgrade process should be User Friendly and free of charge.




 

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