an initial test, I started with a CD filled with freeware.
I inserted the CD into the receiver slot on the machine
and it automatically pulled the CD inside. After the CD
was ejected I could see ridges throughout the disc's top
and bottom layers which made it completely unreadable and
safe from prying eyes. In order to test the manufacturer's
promise, I inserted the CD into a computer drive and tried
to read the data. The computer gave me a hour glass, but
then was unable to load the CD.
not much more to a shredder than that. CD, DVD, Blu-Ray
and HD-DVD discs are so completely ruined even by the
basic Alera DVD/CD Shredder that recovery is simply impossible
under most conceivable circumstances! The Alera DVD/CD
Shredder is essentially a desktop device done up in various
textures of basic black plastic with a couple of control
buttons on its top panel. It has a front slot which is
to small for finger and other valuable items which are
better off unshredded.
basic model is a bit noisy. It gives off a grinding noise
making you feel that you're in a wood workshop. This
machine is not the solution for a quiet office environment
unless you're isolated in private office. In order for
the device to shred 20-30 CDs in quick succession, the
person working the device must always be on hand feeding
the discs into the machine.
DVD/CD shredder is small and compact and weighs about
8 lbs (3.6 kilos). You can easily make room for it on
your desktop. A DVD and CD shredder for only $69.00 is
well worth the money because other methods (e.g.: professional
data shredding services) are either more expensive or
(when snapping CDs or DVDs in half by hand) downright
dangerous. Businesses often store customer, personnel,
confidential and manufacturing data on large volumes
of CDs. The DVD/CD shredder comes into play offering
a powerful security solution when the time comes to destroy
data and backups which are no longer needed. The DVD/CD
shredder is able to destroy data at a very fast rate
- up to 30 DVD/CDs a minute.