Never discard a hard drive that has data on it

26 Apr

When faced with a virus clean up or operating system corruption, Cameron Park Computer Services will advocate replacing the computer’s hard drive and reinstalling the operating system. After the operating system is reinstalled, the original hard drive will be kept at the client site and the client advised to keep the original hard drive indefinitely."

New drives are cheap. I recently installed a 500GB hard drive that cost $75. The client has a new drive, a fresh install of Windows, a fresh install of all applications and recovery of all important data. I know some people are saying "oh Mark doesn’t want to kill viruses anymore." That is not the case. Rather, Mark doesn’t want to create any unnecessary exposure for him or his clients. You may be frugal and right when you hire someone to kill a virus. You (and I) could also end up paying a lawyer $200-plus/hour defending us from a spoliation accusation. I would rather be safe than sorry here (for more info, see


Mark Anthony Germanos is the President of Cameron Park Computer Services, a premier Sacramento IT company providing IT services, IT solutions and IT support. Cameron Park Computer Services, at, moves clients to the Cloud. “The Cloud is among the best IT solutions we’ve ever offered,” says Germanos, “I’ve been in the IT service and IT support business since 1992. When you run your business in the Cloud, your data is always available, available from anywhere and the cost is usually less. Does your IT company offer IT services, IT support and CloudU certified staff that can provide today’s IT solutions at affordable prices”? does.


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