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NAID accepts SSD research applications through September

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Aug. 21, 2013

NAID will be accepting applications starting Sept. 2 from service providers and software developers that wish to participate in the research on the efficacy of solid state drive (SSD) sanitization solutions. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, after which six applicants will be accepted by the NAID SSD Research Task Force.

“The task force has put together a very structured methodology for the project,” said Co-Chair Angie Singer Keating of Reclamere, Inc. “It is designed to test the real-world application of SSD sanitization techniques, while rigorously sticking to established research protocols and protecting the interests of the participants. The intent of the research is not to validate or approve any proprietary sanitization product or process. The task force itself will never see the actual results from any individual participant. Only the participants will see how they stacked up against the aggregated study results.”

NAID has commissioned Dr. Steven Swanson to conduct the research. Dr. Swanson published one of the most referenced SSD sanitization studies several years ago.

The SSD Research Participant Application as well as detailed summary of the research methodology and timeline will be emailed to all NAID active member sanitization service providers and associate member SSD sanitization software developers starting Sept. 2. Non-NAID member companies wishing to participate should contact NAID CEO Bob Johnson at rjohnson@naidonline.org. Participant applications and project summaries will also be available at the NAID booth at the E-Scrap Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept 11-12.