What is degaussing?
We recommend this process before having the media destroyed. In fact, this process removes any data trace.
By demagnetising magnetic carriers, you rearrange the polarity of the metal particles. These allow you to store data. A magnet alternately attracts the particles in a different direction. This is how the computer captures ones and zeros, the binary counterparts of your data.
If you put the carrier (tape or hard disk) in a strong magnetic field, the metal particles are scattered in random directions. This makes all the data, which you had stored, disappear permanently.
Those parameters require specific machines to correctly demagnetise all your tapes and discs. Merak has a degassing machine that meets the strictest specifications. You can choose between demagnetisation on site or at our warehouses.
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