Posts Tagged hard drive

How do I securely destroy digital media that contains sensitive information?

Tufts University has an agreement with Cintas, a Document Management company that offers mobile media shredding services. If you have sensitive information that you would like to destroy on digital media such as floppy disks, zip disk, CDs, DVDs, or Hard Disks, please contact the Office of Information Technology. Cintas offers secure shredding onsite shredding […]

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External Hard Drive Storage

External hard drives are often an inexpensive and fast way to make a backup of a computer.  The drawback to external hard drives is that data is infrequently backed up, and the external hard drive is often stored in the same location as the original data and subject to the same hazards.  External hard drives […]

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Data Recovery

When a hard drive fails and you absolutely need the data that is on the drive, there is still hope.  We recommend immediately turning off the computer in question and contacting OIT.  There are two companies that perform data recovery from damaged hard drive or removable media (dvds, cds, sdcards, etc.). A local company, Tech […]

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Operating System Imaging

OIT provides a service for Research computers connected to Scientific equipment. Once a computer has been configured by a vendor, OIT will capture a full “image” or backup of the Operating System on the computer that can be recovered should the hard drive ever fail.  The benefit of having a full backup is in the […]

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