Data Security Through Certified Hard Drive Destruction Services
Data protection should extend past shredding paper documents and include hard drive destruction. Hard drives contain an incredible amount of information from private files and images to passwords and financial data. Simply deleting your files will not ensure that your data is safe. Hackers can easily restore information and steal personal and proprietary documents.
Hard drive destruction uses permanent methods to destroy your information and prevent unauthorized access. It is the most effective form of data erasure, ensuring that no one will be able to access your data from that hard drive again. Record Nations partners with hard drive destruction experts to offer reliable and compliant services that protect your private information.
On average, hard drive shredding costs anywhere from $7–20 per drive. As quantity goes up, the price per drive will go down.
The Importance of Hard Drive Destruction
It’s common to stockpile your old computers and hard drives when you are unsure what to do with them. You can’t throw them away and donating can put your information at risk. Holding on to your items isn’t a better solution. If someone were to gain access to your devices they could steal all kinds of valuable information.
Record Nations offers permanent destruction of your data and compliance across all industries. Our providers align with HIPAA and HITECH, the Department of Defense, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and FACTA standards. You can rest assured that your hard drives will be handled carefully and professionally with Record Nations.
In addition to information protection, Record Nations is dedicated to sustainability. Our destruction methods are aligned with EPA initiatives to reduce hazardous waste and conserve natural resources. Hard drive shredding and crushing allow us to recover materials such as steel, aluminum, gold, silver, and copper. These materials can be reused to make new electronics, reducing the need for mining.
Our disposal processes follow environmental best practices including R2:2013. Choosing Record Nations companies is a responsible choice for your business and the planet.
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How Hard Drive Destruction Services Work
Gather all of your hard drives
Assess the number of hard drives you have to destroy. Remember that the more hard drives you have, the less the cost will be per drive.
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Select the service provider that works best for you
You will be given a choice between on-site or off-site destruction. Pick the service provider that works best for you based on the quotes you receive and on your needs. Then, decide a date and time that works best.
Your hard drives will be destroyed
If you choose on-site destruction, you will be able to witness the process happen. If you choose off-site destruction, your service provider will pick up your hard drives and take them to a secure off-site facility to be destroyed.
Receive a certificate of destruction
With either method, when the process is complete, you will receive a certificate of destruction for your records. This certificate ensures the process was compliant with state and federal regulations as well as provides peace of mind.
Types of Hard Drive Destruction
Hard Drive Shredding
An industrial shredder cuts the hard drive into tiny pieces using thousands of pounds of force.
Hard Drive Crushing
A large hole is punched through the platter causing the magnetic surface to become deformed, rendering the hard drive useless.