9 to 5 Computer

3948 3rd St South Ste 103 Jacckonville Beach Fl 32250, 904-280-2544, 800-334-3282


Hard Drive Degausser versus Hard Drive Eraser versus Hard Drive Shredder

Welcome to the most comprehensive overview of the three most popular options to consider when

determining how to best address the destruction, sanitization, and erasure of your sensitive

corporate/government data and information.

9 TO 5 COMPUTER has been dealing in the IT industry since the late 1970s.  Ever since the invention of

the first magnetic storage solutions.

These include: rigid hard disk paks, round reel-to-reel tape, to floppy diskette media, audio/video tapes,

to more current computer backup AIT/DLT/SDLT/LTO tape storage (examples below)

Oersted Media Comparison Chart:

295 Oe : 2″ Audio Reels, 2” Video Reels, 9 track reel-to-reel

350 Oe : 10.5″ AUDIO REELS, Standard Audio Cassettes, Audio Pancake, DEC TK50, DEC TK70

520 Oe : 3480, 3490, 3490e

550 Oe : SLR1, SLR2, TR-1, DC2120, DC6150

650 Oe : 1″ AUDIO REELS, Digital Audio w/Stationary Heads, 1” Video Reels, D1, VHS, U-Matic, Video Pancake

700 Oe : BetaCam

900 Oe : SuperVHS, ADR30, ADR50, ADR120, DC9100, DC9120, SLR3, SLR4, SLR5, TR-3,  SLR24, SLR32

1320 Oe : AIT-2 8mm

1350 Oe : 8mm VXA-1, VXA-2, Mammoth-2 8mm

1450 Oe : 4mm Dat Tape, Digital Audio Tape, 8mm Helical Scan Tapes

1500 Oe : Audio Cassettes Metal, BetaCam SP, D2, D3, D4, DD-2 19mm,

1500-2500 Oe : Hard Disk Drive Single Platter

1515 Oe : Redwood S-3

1540 Oe : DLT Tape III, DLT Tape IIIXT, DD-2 19mm

1579 Oe : DTF-1

1600 Oe : D8 8mm 112m, 160m, DDS-1 4mm 60m, 4mm 90m,

1625 Oe : Magstar MP: 3570-B, 3570-C, 3570-C/XL, Magstar: 3590, 3590-e, STK-9840, STK-T9940

1650 Oe : Betacam SX, Hi-8mm, TR-5SLR40, SLR50, SLR60, SLR100, SLR140, TR-7 (Travan 40GB)

1750 Oe : DDS2 4mm 120m

1850 Oe : DD-2QD  Quad Density, DLT Tape IV, DLT VS-1, LTO Ultrium-1

1900 Oe : Super DLT SDLT Tape 1

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