When you delete a file from your computer, is it really gone? Information theft is getting more coverage in mainstream media in recent times, most of us would be aware of potential loss of personal information if you lose a mobile device such as a notebook, iPod or mobile phone.
Or imagine this scenario. You have just bought a state of the art new computer. All your data has been copied over to the new machine and deleted from the old machine. You then sell it to another party for a tidy sum and it is the end of that story. Or is it?
Thoroughly erasing data beyond recovery on a hard disk is a time and resource consuming task. It is one that is not performed as often as necessary given the number of stories you read in which deleted personal data has been retrieved from hard disks. The WiebeTech Drive eRazer (Drive eRazer) is a dedicated piece of hardware that can clean a hard disk to US Department of Defence standard (non-classified data) without the need for a host machine.