As a relatively new technology an overwhelming majority of people, businesses and organizations do not understand the importance of security in digital data storage. The average hard drive stores thousands of files written on it and many of them contain sensitive information. Over the course of a hard drives lifetime the likelihood for recoverable remnants of sensitive information left on a hard drive at its end of life is very high. To see this just try out KillDisk's File Browser on your system drive. You'll be surprised to see what you find!

Additionally, try formatting a USB drive with files on it and browse it with KillDisk's File Browser as well. Data leakages are not limited to hard drives!