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1. A long irregular strip that is cut or torn off.
2. A small amount; a particle: not a shred of evidence.
v. shred·ded or shred, shred·ding, shreds
a. To cut or tear into shreds.
b. To use a mechanical shredder to shred (paper documents, for example).
v.intr. Slang
1. To make a series of quick turns on a wave or snow, for example, when riding a board such as a surfboard or snowboard.
2. To play fast solos accompanied by special techniques on the electric guitar.

[Middle English shrede, from Old English scrēade.]
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Other options include e-mail notifications regarding the success of the user's backup and restore, Data Shredder to wipe out an entire hard drive and iSCSI Initiator which grants access to large capacity iSCSI storage in restoration.
The product also comes with a secure data shredder for permanently deleting confidential data.