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Hard Drive Warranty Claims and Replacement Details

Following are the manufacturers of Hard drive and the Warranty and Replacement procedures to follow:

Seagate Warranty & Replacements

See below for step-by-step instructions on how to return your drive to Seagate. Those familiar with the process can skip directly to the box on the right. For your personal security, Seagate will erase all data on returned drives. Please read our Data Erasure Policy for details.

http://www.seagate.com/in/en/support/warranty-and-replacements/ http://myservice.accelwms.in/ServiceCenterDetails_SGT.aspx

Toshiba Warranty & Replacements

Toshiba being one of the largest manufacturer of hard disk values your business and have been known to provide best of service.

See below for step-by-step instructions on how to return your drive to Toshiba. For more details follow the below given links to connect with the respective Warranty Service Centers.

https://pc.toshiba-asia.com/sg/support/warranty https://pc.toshiba-asia.com/sg/support/customer-support-centre

Disclaimer: "The information provided regarding the Warranty & Replacement procedures of Hard drive disk manufacturer, Toshiba, is purely for educational purpose only. The information given in through the established link may be used as per the requirement by the customer. We are not responsible for any actions taken by the Hard Disk Drive manufacturer for your media."

Western Digital Warranty & Replacements

Western Digital ("WD") values your business and always attempts to provide you the very best of service.

See below for step-by-step instructions on how to return your drive to Western Digital (WD). For more details follow the below given link to connect with the respective Warranty Service Centers.

http://support.wdc.com/warranty/policy.asp?wdc_lang=en

Disclaimer : "The information provided regarding the Warranty & Replacement procedures of Hard drive disk manufacturer, Western Digital, is purely for educational purpose only. The information given in through the established link may be used as per the requirement by the customer. We are not responsible for any actions taken by the Hard Disk Drive manufacturer for your media."

Other Manufacturers follow the same procedure.

Preventing data loss would always be a good practice approach in avoiding potential breach, damage, or loss of confidential, private, or proprietary information stored in the Hard disk.Very importantly it applies in preventing movement of any sensitive data outside an organization's secure boundary. Data loss prevention (DLP), that could also mean to be called as data leak protection is a description of systems and technologies designed for detecting potential data breaches or attempts to move data outside an organization's secure data storage systems.. The prevention aspect comes into being as such preventive systems would monitor, detect and then block access to or transmission of sensitive or proprietary data and information.Data loss prevention systems in general would provide three distinct types of protection:

  • Protection In-use would be about sensitive data that is in use by applications or for service delivery. It would generally depend on various types of user authentication to establish identity of those requesting for access to the data along with access control systems that permit or deny such requests basis the user identity, job role, and security policy that governs such data. Such data could additionally remain encrypted at all times, so that attempts by anyone to access paging files, memory snapshots or temporary working files would not yield any plaintext data of any kind.
  • Protection In-motion would apply when sensitive data would be in transit on a network of any kind. It would generally depend on sufficiently strong encryption tools and technologies available to mitigate the risk of eavesdropping and to lower significantly the probability of a successful decryption attack. When the data that is regulated would be more valuable, then encryption would be more stronger.
  • Protection At-rest would generally apply to data that resides on some kind of persistent storage platter. This usually would involve access controls to limit access to programs and users with a legitimate need to know, access monitoring to track and log all access to such information. The strong encryption is made available to protect against theft or attack against the physical platter where such data is stored.

The overall idea behind DLP would be to watch any unauthorized attempts to access sensitive data and information. It is all about taking all possible measures to block or prevent its going out or exit from the organization's. There are very many technologies and systems involved, not all of which could be labeled as DLP, but all of that would be equally important.