Flash devices, such as a USB pen drive or SD card, have become relatively inexpensive, making them easier to use as giveaways or simply disposable in a sense. So maybe the cost of a flash device is no longer a deterrent to giving it away, but before you do, consider the fact that all the data you previously stored on that device could possibly be retrievable. Often we think simply erasing the content or reformatting will wipe away the data we had stored on a flash device. In reality, that’s not true. The way flash memory works, it’s stored in nonlinear segments in the device’s memory and typical erasing will only remove the root file or the path to that file, but not the actual file. So content that you thought was deleted, could be retrieved. So that could mean confidential business files, personal images, financial information, etc.
The only way to truly ensure that all data is completely unable to be recovered is to either destroy the device, which is both a waste and environmentally hazardous, or to perform a secure erase feature in the manner that Vinpower uses on their USB & SD duplicators. The Vinpower USB and SD duplicators run a series of clear wipe content functions that makes the previous data unrecoverable. Other companies may claim to offer a full erase option, but only Vinpower’s secure erase can truly give you piece of mind that your previous content will be completely removed and will not come back to haunt you.
For more details on this or any other Vinpower products, please visit our website at www.vinpower.eu or speak with an official Vinpower representative.