A hard drive used by an administrative assistant in a Federal Reserve Bank is replaced with a new larger capacity drive. The technician brings the old drive into the technical office and is asked for the drive so it can be used in a different computer. How should the technician handle this situation?

Last Updated on March 23, 2021 by Admin

A hard drive used by an administrative assistant in a Federal Reserve Bank is replaced with a new larger capacity drive. The technician brings the old drive into the technical office and is asked for the drive so it can be used in a different computer. How should the technician handle this situation?

  • Deny the request and require a certificate of destruction.
  • Use a degausser before turning the drive over to the second technician.
  • Perform a drive wipe before turning the drive over to the second technician.
  • Turn the drive over to the second technician with a request to format the drive first as exFAT and then as NTFS.
    Explanation:

    Drives can be recycled or repurposed as long as best practices are adhered to. Drive wiping software can be used to overwrite existing data multiple times so that the original data cannot be read.

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