Hard Drive Destruction Service: 3 Things You Need to Know
1. Destruction is better than dumping, selling
A hard drive is generally the largest data storage device component of your computer. Hard drives store almost everything on your computer, including your operating system, most software, and most of your files.
When it comes time to dispose of an old hard drive, simply deleting all your data and tossing it in the garbage or selling it is not the way to go. Your information can be still be recovered even if you have deleted it.
There is software available that makes recovering data easy for would-be cybercriminals and identity thieves. If you are replacing your old computer, therefore, you should make sure the hard drive has been properly destroyed.
2. Hard drive destruction service is important for businesses and private residents
Almost everyone can benefit from hard drive destruction, whether it is your old personal computer or business computer. It’s likely storing significant amounts of information you do not want others to get a hold of, including the following:
- Your name, address, date of birth
- Bank numbers and information (if you’ve used online banking)
- Credit card information
- Business information or files you’ve saved on your computer
- Social network information
- Personal photographs
Securely destroying your hard drive is the best way to ensure confidential information remains just that.
3. Hard drive destruction is quick and easy
A professional hard drive destruction service simplifies the process for you.
Blue-Pencil’s hard-drive destruction service, for example, provides an unbroken chain of custody. One of our fully bonded and screened document security representatives will physically destroy your hard drive on-site using our shredding truck’s on-board, state-of-the-art, high-speed equipment.
Upon completion, our technician provides you with a certificate of destruction, complete with scanned serial numbers, and disposes of the debris in an environmentally-friendly manner. Through our E-Destruction Program, your shredded hard drive is sent to a facility for material separation and recovery. It is then destroyed via shredding or Waste-to-Energy Incineration.
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