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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Benefits Hard Drive Shredding

• Degaussing-this is the process of eliminating or decreasing a remnant magnetic field such as the hard disk drive of your computer and wipes the media from it so it can be safely and securely disposed..
• Physical disk destruction-this is where you render the platters severely fragmented and the disk inoperable.

If you are concerned about any sensitive data being left on your hard drive when you recycle it then the physical destruction of the disk is the best method of protection. It is also referred to as hard drive shredding and is a secure way of disposal. By doing this you are getting rid of confidential data by overwriting the deleted files. You want to make sure that the data that you have erased from your hard disk cannot be recovered anymore by anyone once you have deleted it.

When deciding to do hard drive shredding you need to be careful about the kind of software you use to complete this task. If you chose file shredding it will let you choose the file that you want removed and will only remove that particular file but nothing has been permanently removed and the file can be recovered. With hard drive shredding, or data destruction, it is the only way to remove completely any remnant data on a disk by using methods to get the remaining data and making it unrecoverable by anyone else.

Some of the benefits of using hard drive shredding includes:

• It will remove any chance of your data ever being recovered
• It will only touch your deleted files.
• It gives you increased data security because a shredded disk or hard drive cannot be patched up and made functional again.
• Helps to reduce the risk of having improperly discarded hard drives.

Hard drive shredding is the best method to use, especially for companies who are not going to re-sell or donate their old computers and just want to recycle them and keep customers sensitive information out of the wrong hands.

Information od CD Duplication

CD Duplication is the process of producing a copy of a CD master disc by “burning” audio or data information onto a blank CD Recordable disc (CD-R) using a laser. Although digital audio formats have become increasingly popular over the last decade the CD still holds more than half of the market share with regards to the number of audio albums sold.

Businesses offering a CD duplication service use duplication towers to produce many copies from a master CD. These duplication towers range in size from a unit holding 3 optical drives, similar to the unit found in a desktop PC, to much larger towers holding 4 or even 5 banks of 10 drives. Larger scale businesses that regularly carry out duplication for batches of 1000 or more CDs will have a suite containing many of these larger duplication towers connected in a daisy chain fashion using a firewire or high speed USB connection. Whatever the size of the suite, all of the drives will be connected to a central controlling master drive. The CD master containing the information to be copied onto all of the blank CDRs is placed into this master drive.

Obviously, when producing a batch of 1,000 or more CDs, the more towers there are available the faster the job can be completed. To aid with the speed of the process, a large scale operation will use an automated system for loading and unloading drives. Each tower will have 2 spindles located next to it. One spindle contains the blank CDRs waiting to be loaded into the towers and the other will be used to place the finished discs on as the burning process is completed. Initially all the tower drives will have their trays extended ready to receive a blank disc. An automated robotic arm will then lift the blank discs from the waiting spindle, using a rubber suction cup system to avoid potential damage to the disc top surface if it has been printed, and then load the discs into their trays.

Once the burning process is completed the drive trays open and the discs are removed, placed onto the completed disc spindle and are then replaced with fresh blank discs. The tower drives are all loaded and unloaded simultaneously by the automated system; a process that would take far longer to carry out by hand and which would be prone to potential human error as each disc would have to be unloaded and replaced individually. If the suite contains a hundred or more drives manual loading would be completely impractical not to mention tedious!

CD duplication suites require relatively little maintenance. There will be a dust extraction system in place which reduces the amount of dust floating around in the air and thus eliminating any risk of dust interfering with the process. The dust free atmosphere also ensures that the electronic systems last longer as most electronic failures happen due to heat build-up due to dust. Periodically, the optical drives will need to be replaced as the laser power output drops with age. This is important as a disc burnt with an ineffective laser may have a reduced readable life.

Audio CDs are created using the “Track at Once” recording mode which burns each track individually separated by a short gap, usually about 2 seconds.

Producing a Master – When considering mass duplication of audio CDs it is important to bear in mind that the end result will only ever be as good as the content of the master CD. Very often the artist will probably have spent many hours composing and recording music or spoken word tracks for the project and so it will be especially important to plan for and end up with the best possible master that project budget and time constraints will allow. It goes without question that the master CD needs to be a high quality disc.

Computer Case Cooling

The first tip you should take into consideration when it comes to computer case cooling is to ensure you buy a fan filter assembly that is bigger than required. Ideally buying a larger fan and allowing it to run at a slower speed will provide you with the same ventilation as a smaller fan running at optimum speed. The main benefit to choosing a larger fan over a smaller fan to ventilate the same area is it will be considerably quieter.

Always use a fan filter. Taking advantage of a fan filter assembly for your computer case can save you headaches in the long run. In addition to reducing the risk of a child in the home injuring themselves by sticking a finger in the fast moving fan, the fan filter also reduces any dust and dirt getting inside the computer. Computer components work best when they are clean and cool, which is what these products provide, ensuring you always have a great performing machine you can rely on day and night.

It is imperative when you install your fan filter assembly that you mount it correctly. Even if you think you know what you are doing, take the time to follow the instructions to the letter. Correct mounting reduces the risk of noise. As you know there is nothing worse than trying to work with a computer droning in the back ground.

When you look at your computer case, plan where you want to put your fans. Most cases come with areas ready to take on new fans, some you have to plan the design yourself. Ensure you have at least one in the front and back, maybe one on the side, depending on the layout inside the case and where all your components are located. You will need to ensure that air is drawn into the case near your graphics card and hard drives, which can heat up quickly. The air should then be drawn out on the other side, pushing any excess hot air out of the case. This will ensure that everything is kept cool at all times, enabling your computer to really work at its best without fail.

When it comes to buying fan filter assembly components you don’t need to break the bank. In fact these are affordable items that come in a variety of different brands and sizes. You can measure the space you have available to identify the best option based on your particular needs.

Don’t fall into the trap of buying the cheapest option on the market. You can find that some companies will offer the same or similar fan filter assembly for a fraction of the cost. As with any product you buy, you want to focus on quality. A high quality fan filter assembly is going to last longer and provide you with all the benefits you need to have a great working computer for years to come.

Clean Printer Rollers

Internal Pickup Rollers – For Laser Printers Only

Step 1

Turn off your printer and unplug all the cables. Uncover the printer’s front door and gently pull the printer’s toner cartridge towards yourself to detach it from the printer.

Step 2

Try to locate the printer’s internal pickup rollers. Rollers are either black or gray in color and are made up of rubber. Slowly lift the rollers in the upward direction towards the front of the printer. Now, pull out the rollers and place it on a smooth and clean surface like workbench or desk.

Step 3

Pour 1 tablespoon of water or isopropyl alcohol onto a lint-free cloth and begin the cleansing task. Fold the clean-up cloth in half and repeat the process until the rollers are free from dust and debris.

Step 4

Clean the rollers with a dry clean-up cloth to eliminate remaining dust or debris particles. Let the rollers dry completely before placing the pickup rollers back into their place. Now, properly reinstall the toner cartridge and close the printer’s front door.