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Hard Drive Destruction & Shredding.

Secure data destruction for your ITAD and computer recycling project.

NAID Certified

A third-party due diligence and compliance for your CISO and SOC auditor.

On-Site Service

We come to your location so you can witness and verify Chain-of-Custody.

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We physically destroy hard drives for data destruction – no wiping or erasing.

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Compliance with NIST 800-88 destruction requirements. Ask us about reporting.

Hard Drive & SSD Destruction

Data destruction is the most important aspect of your computer recycling and IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) project.  So, what are the best data destruction options when retiring hard drives and SSDs?

The short answer comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce and NIST 800-88 Guidelines for Media Sanitization.  Physical destruction and shredding are required for any information that is categorized as high or medium security.

Erasing or wiping drives is acceptable for low-security information only.

E-Waste Security is NAID Certified

Hard Drive Destruction Best Practices

Best practices for hard drive destruction projects consist of maintaining control of your digital media information until the data is fully destroyed.  This is key to compliance with data privacy laws and destruction guidelines.

To accomplish this, vet your data destruction vendor internally or use a third-party auditor such as NAID.  Have the shredding company come to your location so you can witness and verify that the media has been destroyed.  Finally, get a signed Certificate of Destruction detailing the who, how, and when the shredding occurred.

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Onsite hard drive shredding is the most secure and compliant in the industry.  Your hard drives can no longer be used, nor can data ever be recovered.  The threat of information exposure and data breach is effectively controlled.

Certificate of Destruction

Our Certificate of Destruction goes beyond auditors’ requirements and expectations.  We offer full NIST 800-88 reporting, including the drive make, model, type, serial number, and parent machine.  We believe in secure data destruction through organized processes and detailed documentation.

Certificate of Data Destruction for shredded hard drives.
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Secure Data Destruction Process

We are not your typical e-waste recycling company.  We’re certified by NAID which means you can trust our best-in-class hard drive and digital media destruction service.  Our hard drive destruction process follows stringent policies and procedures to mitigate all threats to information security.  Are you wondering how it is done?  Check out our high-level overview of our data destruction process.


#1 - Create a Secure Area

We’ll gather all your hard drives in one central and secure location, such as your office or data center. This is where we’ll record the serial numbers and pack the drives to transport them to our mobile destruction unit.  You will accompany us during the recording and destruction process.


#2 - Inventory Serial Numbers

We’re all about the documentation — and we’re good at it, too. For clients complying with NIST, we’ll scan and record each hard drive’s serial number, make, model, and other crucial details. We’ll use this information to generate a comprehensive of Destruction for your records.


#3 - Physical Destruction

Our destruction process is efficient—our shredding equipment can destroy over 1,300 hard drives per hour. This fast throughput allows you to witness the entire process and then quickly get back to your other productive activities.


#4 - Certificate of Destruction

Lastly, we’ll produce the necessary documentation needed to formally state that your hard drives were properly destroyed. The Certificate of Destruction will detail the employee from your business that witnessed the process. Your CISO or auditor.

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