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Why Secure Erase Matters in Industrial Storage

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Industrial flash storage has revolutionized computing. Flash drives offer greater reliability than hard drives, and they are also smaller and faster with lower power needs. However, one factor that many people in need of industrial storage are concerned about is the ability to erase data completely. Flash drives store data in a different way than hard drives, and because of that, erasing them is not as straightforward. Because many industrial applications store information that is sensitive, being able to securely and thoroughly erase it when necessary is essential. Secure erase commands in flash storage can make that happen.

 

Flash Memory and Data Storage

One of the ways that flash memory ensures that space is optimized on a flash storage device is by moving data to areas of the storage device that aren’t heavily used. As a result, the processes that wipe data from hard drives cannot always fully erase data from flash drives. This could leave important data on a drive that is being thrown away or sold, which would allow unauthorized people to easily access it.

 

Industrial Data Security

In many cases, industrial grade flash storage users have sensitive data stored on their flash drives. For example, military devices may hold information that has national security implications, and medical devices may have patient data that must be protected according to HIPAA guidelines. The ability to erase stored information with the confidence that it has truly been wiped is critical.

 

Secure Erase Commands

Most industrial grade flash memory products come with integrated secure erase commands. With this feature, you can fully erase all of the data on the flash drive—even the data that may not be completely wiped in a normal data erase process. Executing the secure command feature lets you know that your flash drive no longer contains any sensitive information.

 

Delkin’s industrial grade storage products come with the features that industrial users need, including secure erase commands, SLC flash, customization options, and more. Our product team is ready to walk you through the features and answer any questions you may have.

 

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