Friday, April 24, 2009

Falling Hard Drive Prices

It's amazing to see how hard drive (HD) prices are falling these days. I remember when these things used to cost much more. Now, you can get a Toshiba 120 GB 2.5" laptop hard drive for $35! I've upgraded countless machines with bigger, faster hard drives. You can also use that old HD for external storage. However, make sure that if you upgrade your computer's HD, make sure you wipe it clean because hackers may retrieve your sensitive data. Technology is quite sophisticated these days. Remember that formatting your HD doesn't wipe it clean. If your HD contains patient data, then I suggest you drill a hole through it so that there's no way that anyone could ever harvest that sensitive information. Data security must be your highest priority whenever you upgrade or replace HDs in a medical office or hospital.

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