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March 30, 2022

Complete Guide to Hard Drive Destruction

The Internet is filled with ideas for destroying unwanted hard drives ranging from data-wiping tools to microwave ovens and even power drills. Many websites will also advocate using bleach or acid on the disk, smashing it with a hammer, or engaging in other attempts to physically damage a hard drive before disposal. However, these methods may be hazardous to your health or cause physical harm. Most people don’t have the necessary protective gear to safely execute any of these destruction methods, and many of these methods are ineffective in the first place.

What is the most effective approach to completely erase a hard drive so that the data it contains can never be accessed again? Professional hard drive shredding by a reputable, certified vendor is the most efficient and effective way to eliminate the chance of your confidential information being stolen or leaked. For your benefit, PROSHRED® is here to teach you more about the hard drive shredding process and the benefits you can expect from this service.

The Benefits of Hard Drive Shredding

The benefits of expert hard drive destruction are clear. If you want to make sure that your hard drive is destroyed and recycled so that no information may be retrieved, you’ll need the assistance of a competent shredding business that not only understands how to perform secure information destruction services but also genuinely cares about its customers. It’s also important to find a shredding company that works to guarantee compliance with all state and federal data protection laws.

At PROSHRED®, we’ve worked hard to earn our NAID AAA and ISO 9001 certifications. Because of this, we adhere to stringent quality management and consumer satisfaction policies, as well as applicable data protection laws. All of our team members have been thoroughly trained and certified so that you can feel confident knowing that every shredding service is handled safely and securely.

Unlike many of our competitors, we always provide budget-friendly and transparent pricing that doesn’t include hidden costs such as management fees, fuel surcharges, or trip expenses. We charge prices based on the number of hard drives you need destroyed, so it doesn’t matter if you only have a handful of hard drives or several boxes of them, we can handle any job you throw our way at a reasonable cost.

Hard Drive Shredding

Steps of the Hard Drive Shredding Process

Professional hard drive shredding is a very convenient and cost-effective method to dispose of old hard drives. The work is quick and simple; all you have to do is book the service, supply your hard drives, and we’ll handle the rest.

Schedule an Appointment
When looking for hard drive destruction, the first step is to simply schedule an appointment. At PROSHRED® Orlando, we offer on-site shredding services using our state-of-the-art mobile shredding trucks. Simply schedule a service date and time, then our team will come directly to your location in order to provide a secure and convenient shredding experience.

Shredding Machines Destroy Your Unwanted Hard Drives
Once we’ve collected your hard drives, one of our trained team members will begin scanning or copying your hard drives’ barcodes and recording that data in a service log. Then your hard drives are shredded by an industrial shredding machine within one of our mobile shredding trucks, which can handle up to 1,000 hard drives per hour.

Certificate of Destruction
At PROSHRED®, all of our services are compliant with legislation including FACTA, HIPAA, GLBA, and HITECH, so you can rest assured that your information is being handled in the most secure way possible. We also provide a Certificate of Destruction after every job, which provides details on the service and items destroyed. With this certificate, your company has legal proof that your old hard drives were handled by a company that follows all applicable privacy laws.

Recycling Your Old Hard Drives
Our services don’t end when your hard drives are destroyed. At PROSHRED®, we take our process a step further by sending our electronic waste to certified electronics recycling centers where they are further processed. We partner with local certified companies that comply with state and federal regulations to ensure that your electronic waste is properly recycled instead of ending up in a landfill.

On-Site Hard Drive Shredding

Get On-Site Hard Drive Shredding from PROSHRED® Orlando

PROSHRED® delivers professional, quick, and secure hard drive destruction services to homes and businesses in Orlando and the surrounding areas. Customers seeking to maintain a minimal amount of clutter, manage data storage, or securely destroy sensitive data in accordance with information security rules may also use our regularly scheduled paper shredding and product destruction services. For more information or to schedule a shredding service, call today.

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