Delkin Blog

What to Know about a Secure Erase Download

 

The simple deletion of data does not necessarily eliminate the data completely. From time to time, it may be necessary to do a secure erase on a solid state drive (SSD) or compact flash (CF) data storage device. Project engineers and OEMs often rely on a secure erase download to complete this task. However, there are other options for performing a secure erase and executing a data sanitization that you should be aware of.

 

Reasons to Perform a Secure Erase

There are a number of reasons why an OEM or an end-user may need to perform a secure erase. Industrial users often store sensitive data on their USBs and other flash storage drives. When flash storage is used for military applications, it is possible that classified government information may be placed on the drive or CF card. In healthcare applications, patient data is highly sensitive and subject to strict regulations. A secure erase is mandatory to protect these types of data.

 

Downloadable Programs for Data Sanitization

A secure erase download is one option for OEMs or end-users who need to permanently destroy their sensitive data. Typically, a downloadable secure erase program would be downloaded and installed on the SSD. Users are then able to open the program, select their preferred number of passes, and execute the command. In general, it is recommended that at least three passes are selected in order to ensure complete data sanitization. However, not all downloadable programs are necessarily reliable. In addition, many of them are designed for magnetic hard drives, not SSDs and flash storage. A safer option is to choose a data storage device that already has built-in secure erase features.

 

Built-In Features for Secure Erases

Flash storage devices such as SSDs, USB drives, and CF cards do not always have integrated secure erase features. This is why OEMs are encouraged to contact Delkin directly to discuss their specific needs. Delkin offers a number of flash storage devices that do feature a secure erase option, including industrial grade flash memory products. With an integrated secure erase option, there is no need to download a separate program. The data are sanitized reliably and securely.

 

Delkin offers stronger data sanitization methods than are available through a secure erase download. Talk to our product team today to discuss your flash data storage options, including SLC and MLC flash memory. As an industry leader in reliable data storage, Delkin is also pleased to provide multiple options for device customization.

 

ORDER DELKIN INDUSTRIAL FLASH STORAGE TODAY through our distribution partner Newark.

 

Contact

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related Posts

Temperature Considerations for SSD- Hot Climate
The Benefits of Industrial Temperature for Industrial Applications

  Flash storage solutions come in two categories—commercial and industrial. These two product grades are...

Digital Gaming Applications
Industrial CompactFlash (CF) Cards: The Perfect Fit for Gaming Applications

  Behind the bright lights and ringing sounds of casinos are the flash storage cards...

A Case Study in Application Design That Considers Technological Advancements

  When designing state-of-the-art technological applications, designers and engineers are faced with a major challenge—creating...

Healthcare Industrial Flash Storage
Modernize Your Healthcare Data Storage with Industrial Flash

  The healthcare community relies heavily on tech for daily functions, from reading test results...

Delkin Industrial Application Lifecycle Management
Product Life Cycle Management FAQs

  When it comes to flash storage, developing a world-class application isn’t enough. Life cycle...

Person on laptop evaluating SMART data
Customer Success Story: Enhance Embedded Memory with SMART Cards

Flash storage offers a modernized opportunity to store and access data at a high...

Ruggedized SSDs- Technology for Industrial Users: What You Need to Know

  SSDs are so ubiquitous today that you may be surprised to learn that they...

Delkin Devices Technical Support: We’re Here to Help

  Delkin Devices is a global industrial Flash memory and storage provider with the best...

Power Fail
Understanding Power Failures in Flash Storage

  The Cost of Power Failures  For industrial applications, the cost of power failures can be...

Ruggedized SSDs- Technology for Industrial Users: What You Need to Know

  SSDs are so ubiquitous today that you may be surprised to learn that they...