Blancco, specialised in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, has introduced the Blancco RMA-8 erasure appliance for loose enterprise drives.
The technology enables data centers to safely utilize OEM warranties and avoid replacement costs for failed 'amber light' hard drives and solid state drives outside host systems.
"Swapping failed drives from a host system with new ones is a quick fix for keeping storage arrays and servers working optimally, but to achieve cost-effective operations, data centers should use OEM warranties for these 'amber light' drives," said Markku Willgren, President, Blancco U.S. operations. "Our Blancco RMA-8 appliance securely and conveniently erases drives so that data centers can return them to OEMs within the required RMA timeframe."
Blancco RMA-8 erases SATA, SAS, Fiber Channel, and SCSI drives, while creating detailed erasure reports that maintain a tamper-proof audit trail.
It comes in four models, customized and preconfigured to suit an organization's environment. It also erases SATA solid state drives (SSDs) using Blancco's method.