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    Inexpensive Data-Destruction System

    by GeneralNohacs ·

    Hello all, newer user here with my first post so please bear with me.

    So, I work for a small MSP who moonlights as an IT recycler (or maybe the other way around haha) I was brought on as a network installer but with a company as small as ours I ended up wearing many large hats (think Doug Dimmadome) and wound up being a quasi project manager/installer/systems designer/helpdesk operator/literally everything.
    Our margins are about as thin as fishing line currently. With that background info I hope that illustrates just how all-over-the-place my position is and how someone with only trial-by-fire training and decent technical skills fell into this position.

    Now for the problem, as part of both the MSP and the It recycling we do data destruction (both physical and dban).
    Long story short, our current setup for digital destruction just isn’t cutting it. we have multiple dban stations taking up way too much room in our small office. I want to put together a system with HBA’s and SAS backplanes to allow for the drives to be stored in the tower whilst they are being processed (instead of a literal optiplex with the sidepanel gone and SATA cables hanging out the side). I also want to avoid PCIE bottlenecking.

    in summation. Does anyone have any inexpensive hardware suggestions, configurations, etc.

    thanks in advance for your time

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    • #3963245

      Just a reminder….

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Inexpensive Data-Destruction System

      Please feel free to mention application names but please don’t post internet links as they will be deleted as SPAM.

    • #3963327

      Given the rapid decline in HDD prices and more.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Inexpensive Data-Destruction System

      Also the clients I work with all want SSDs have you considered moving to using a hammer on the drive then tossing it into a recycle bin? Aluminum and such is at all time high prices and HDD prices are too low to investments in drive wiping, testing and reselling.

      Are HDDs the new buggy whips?

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        probably should have mentioned

        by GeneralNohacs ·

        In reply to Given the rapid decline in HDD prices and more.

        the data destruction nets us more profit and increases our margin as opposed to physical destruction (our physical destruction is usually me on my farm on a saturday using them for target practice)

        also it allows us to increase value of used systems that our techs process and sell (ebay, FB, in store sales) usually if we try to sell them without HDD it nets way less than the same systems with HDD even with the HDD listed as refurbished.

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