Confidential information in hard drives has also become a target for identity theft.
Now, more than ever, it is very important to protect your company’s confidential information. When the time comes to purchase new computers and recycle your old ones, it is critical that you do not pass along information stored on the hard drive. Deleting the files just isn’t good enough! Often when organizations upgrade their computers, they remove the hard drives, use software to erase the data and send them to computer recyclers.
Even an inexperienced hacker, once they obtain the hard drive, can retrieve and restore the company’s confidential information. Hard drive and media destruction is the 100% secure way to permanently destroy data.
We will place your hard drive in a destruction system and the unit delivers catastrophic trauma to the hard drive chassis, destroying the internal platter, and all retrievable files and folders. That means physically shredding the hard drive and disposing of the minute particles that remain. The Guardian has a steady crushing motion that focuses 10,000 lbs of force that literally destroys the internal hard disk by punching through the chassis, guaranteeing the internal hard drive will never spin again. The platter is so damaged that it will not fit into a new chassis and the information cannot ever be retrieved again. Once hard drives are destroyed, the metal is recycled and you are issued a Certificate of Destruction.
American Document Services can pick up your electronic equipment from your location and transport to our location for destruction.
Here is what American Document Services accepts for hard drive and media destruction service:
- Hard Drive (any kind laptop, desktop, PATA, SATA and many more)
- Backup Magnetic Tapes (any kind DLT, mini cartridges and many more)
- Floppy Disk (3.5 inch disk, 5.25 inch disks, and many more)
- Zip Disk (100 MB, 250 MB, and other large disks)
- Optical Media (CD’s DVD’s, Blue Ray, and HD DVD)
- Circuits Board (computer, copier, laptop, etc.)