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Smith Launches Enhanced SWIPE℠ Data-Wiping Service

Smith’s patent-pending service, SWIPESM 2.0, features improved automation and efficiency

Houston, TX (March 11, 2021) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and provider of custom supply chain services, including secure IT asset disposition, today announces the launch of SWIPESM 2.0. This update to Smith’s proprietary data-wiping service includes new features to optimize efficiency and provide tailored solutions to fit projects of any size or scope, which will help customers maximize the value of their retired hardware on the secondary market.

SWIPESM is Smith’s in-house data-wiping and verification service for hard drives and SSDs. The procedure permanently removes information from HDDs and SSDs to Department of Defense standards and has been independently certified by Kroll Ontrack.

“Our SWIPESM service is yet another value-added solution we can offer to our customers,” said Phyllis Tsu, Smith’s Chief Information Officer. “We have identified and studied their needs, and we have used those findings to develop and thoroughly test this exceptional program.”

SWIPESM 2.0 is fully customizable and can apply different wiping algorithms to match varying data-security requirements. The service is completely documented and includes certificates of data wiping for each drive that has been processed.

“This game-changing service allows Smith to provide customers with flexible and fully scalable ITAD solutions that meet their data-security requirements,” said Todd Burke, Smith’s President, Americas. “In continuing Smith’s history of innovation, we have designed a best-in-class data-sanitization tool, which will bolster our position as a premier global ITAD force.”

About Smith

Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales in excess of $1.35 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. The support of Smith’s flexible Intelligent DistributionTM model optimizes customers’ supply chains from beginning to end, including offering customized options for IT asset disposition that deliver maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. Smith’s testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam cover critical areas like quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time, global inventory and logistics visibility. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number nine among all global distributors. For more information, please visit or reach out to a Smith representative any time of day at +1 713.430.3000.


For more information, contact:

Margo Evans
Smith, VP of Marketing
+1 713.430.3966
[email protected]


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