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February 9, 2018

Hard Drive Destruction Process

Welcome back everyone! Thank you for taking the time to check us out. Today we are going to talk about proper hard drive disposal.

For those of you that do not really understand the basic function of the hard drive, it is the part of the computer that stores everything from the operating system to the programs that let you open and view pictures and files as well as the files themselves.Hard Drive Destruction Process

This information is stored on the platters of the hard drive (as shown in the picture to the right) With that being said, it’s very important to not just wipe the hard drive clean of information digitally but also physically destroying the hard drive to ensure that your information can not be retrieved.

Now for the big question, how do you destroy your hard drive?

How to Destroy a Hard Drive

Well, first things first, you will have to remove the drive from the tower, laptop, and or external casing.

There are plenty of DIY (Do it yourself) videos on YouTube or you can just bring the drives to us and we can remove it for you.

Next, you need to puncture the drive (platter(s)), this can be done by either using a hard drive punch or a hard drive shredder.

That’s it! Sounds simple enough right? RIGHT! While our main business is document destruction, we are experts in hard drive destruction.

So, if you have one hard drive or 500 hard drives we can handle it. If you need serial numbers scanned, we can handle it.

If you need the hard drives removed from a laptop, tower, servers, or external casings, we can handle it. Our hard drive machine can shred about 400 hard drives in an hour.

If you haven’t seen our machine in action check out our video: https://youtu.be/cH4EoiizpWw.

Finally, please remember to please get your hard drives destroyed prior to getting them recycled!

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