Securely destroying your hard drive will help make sure that your company’s data isn’t retrievable.

This section explains more about the hard drive shredding and hard drive destruction process. It highlights some of the different methods that professional hard drive destruction companies use to ensure your data is completely unrecoverable.

Ensuring your hard drives are disposed safely

How to Ensure Hard Drives and Their Data Are Disposed Safely

Considering the hundreds of thousands of documents a hard drive is capable of holding, a hard drive is a gold mine filled with sensitive information that if compromised can lead to disaster. As a result, it’s essential to safely and completely remove confidential data through proper hard drive disposal...
How to handle damaged hard drives

What to Do With a Physically Damaged Hard Drive

Hard drives have the potential to have system failures and malfunctions. It’s difficult to predict any issues which may occur. However, it’s equally important to be prepared and know how to handle the situation. Hard drive damage is where there is a malfunction in the disk. Additionally, the malfunction...

ALERT: Deleting Hard Drive Data Doesn’t Mean It’s Gone

You have three main options when it comes to deleting hard drive data. Hard drive destruction, formatting, and degaussing are can all be useful forms of deleting old data. However, they vary in effectiveness, cost, and security. Learn more about your options for hard drive disposal, and the differences...
Hard Drive Shredding

The Top 4 Reasons to Destroy Old Hard Drives

Thieves and hackers target electronic devices because many are not wiped thoroughly and simply thrown away. Destroy old hard drives with a company that specializes in hard drive destruction to protect your data from being retrieved and used maliciously. Hard drives are high-capacity storage devices inside your electronics. They exist not only...
scanners store sensitive information

There’s Still PII on the Old Scanner You Just Sold

Recent studies have found that many secondhand drives and office equipment with drives in them still contain data from their previous owner when they’re sold or disposed. After analyzing drives purchased on eBay and from office equipment bought randomly from a reseller, a large amount of sensitive data was...
printer hard drives security

Why Selling Old Office Equipment Carries Risks

When it comes to upgrading your office tech or freeing up space, it can be tempting to simply list your old copiers and printers on Craigslist. This might be an easy way to get rid of your aging printers and scanners. But it can actually put your sensitive information...
Hard Drive Destruction

Hard Drive Shredding: The Process & How Much It Costs

Hard drive destruction is important for your own security as well as compliance with laws like HIPAA that also have destruction requirements for hard copies. To ensure information is securely destroyed, there are 3 main ways to go about it: formatting, shredding, or degaussing. Watch the video or read...
Hard Drive Shredding

How Hard Drive Shredding Works

It is important for any business to protect sensitive or confidential data. While electronic information is already covered by privacy laws like HIPAA and FACTA, no less care should be taken when dealing with the hardware that contains that information. Depending on the methods you use when retiring old...
erasing and destroying a hard drive

Erasing Your Hard Drive is No Longer Sufficient

  Contrary to what most people may believe, permanently erasing files from your computer isn’t as simple as dragging to the Recycle Bin on your desktop. There is an entire industry based around recovering deleted files and lost information from hard drives. All over the internet, you can even...