Every business has data that must be ruined. According to a NAID report of a Conference Board survey, data security becomes a primary concern for top executives. In other words, these problems were avoidable if the company took the right steps. One area that is often misunderstood or completely unnoticed, is hard drive decommissioning, the process of removing data from a drive prior to discarding or recycling. While there are several methodologies for eliminating data from hard drives, there are problems with each method.