Secure Hard Drive and Data Destruction Services
Hard drives play an integral role in business and daily life today. They hold all of our information from photos and contacts to bank details and sensitive business information. When it comes time to replace your computer or other devices, you must ensure that you properly destroy old hard drives to protect your information from being recovered and falling into the wrong hands. ShredTronics offers hard drive destruction services that protect your data and the environment.
The hard drive can be removed from your devices and destroyed in several ways. Each method is effective in protecting your information, but some methods are more secure than others. When selecting which method would be best for you, consider how sensitive your information is and which methods work best with your budget.
ShredTronics’ trusted hard drive destruction providers are HIPAA and FACTA-certified and follow all federal privacy laws to keep your information safe. We make sure to properly destroy your data, eliminating the risk of exposure and misuse.
Devices With Hard Drives to Destroy
- Desktop Computers and Monitors
- External Hard Drives
- Gaming Consoles
- Fax Machines
Methods of Hard Drive Destruction
There are two main categories of destruction for clearing data from your hard drives. The first option uses software to overwrite or “wipe” your data. The software makes it difficult to retrieve your information by writing meaningless patterns of data onto the hard drive’s sectors. It is an affordable solution but can be time-consuming and faulty. However, the software may skip over the area leaving recoverable data behind if there is damage to a sector of the hard drive.
The second option is through mechanical destruction. This method physically destroys your drives to eliminate the chances of anyone gaining access to your files. There are several choices within this category.
- Hard Drive Shredding: Your hard drive will be broken down and run through a shredder to sever the platters into fragments. The shredder completely destroys the drive along with all of your private information.
- Hard Drive Crushing: An automatic crusher will punch holes into your hard drive causing catastrophic damage and rendering the disk unreadable.
- Hard Drive Degaussing: Powerful magnets scramble the patterns of magnetization making the disk usable. The magnets will remove your data by rearranging the magnetic fields that structure your hard drive.
While all methods protect your information, physical destruction of your hard drives is the only way to guarantee your information is unrecoverable. Our trained hard drive destruction providers can help you decide on the best method for your individual needs. We are happy to answer your questions and connect you with reliable providers in your area.
Secure and Environmentally-Friendly Hard Drive Destruction
Security is crucial when handling hard drives. ShredTronics provides safe services that include reliable pickup, transportation, and processing of your drives. We use proven security measures and follow a strict chain of custody protocols to hold our employees responsible, ensuring the safe destruction of your data. When the process is complete, you will receive a certificate of destruction for your records.
In addition to safety, we are dedicated to protecting the environment from the toxins connected with e-waste. Our hard drive destruction services properly dispose of hazardous materials and recycle all reusable parts of your devices and drives. We work in compliance with the EPA to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent electronics from ending up in landfills.
Contact ShredTronics for Hard Drive Destruction Services Today
Hard drive destruction services give your business peace of mind. Our reliable destruction methods prevent thieves, hackers, and the competition from gaining access to your data. Contact ShredTronics today by filling out the form or calling (844) 648-4908 to connect with our trusted local providers and receive free quotes on our services.