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Did you know that your Hard Drives and Cell Phones contain more private information than hundreds of boxes of paper that could put you or your company at risk?

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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.

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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.

How Record Nations' Hard Drive Destruction Service Works

1. 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.

2. Give Record Nations a call at (866) 385-3706 or fill out our form to get free quotes on your destruction project.

3. 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.

4. 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. 

5. 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

Hard drive shredding is a secure and irreversible method of destroying data stored on computer hard drives. This process involves physically destroying the hard drive by using specialized shredding equipment that grinds the drive into small particles or fragments. The goal is to ensure that the data on the hard drive is completely unreadable and unrecoverable. 

Hard Drive Crushing

Hard drive crushing is a secure method for permanently destroying data stored on computer hard drives. This process involves physically damaging the hard drive by applying pressure to it, typically through a hydraulic press or crushing device. The goal is to make the data on the hard drive unrecoverable by rendering the drive physically inoperable.

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See What Our Customers Are Saying

Bethany
Las Vegas, NV
"They were really helpful and prompt. They sent me an email confirmation of the destruction of my hard drives. I've used them a couple times and I'm always satisfied."
Donald
Waco, TX
"Great. Easy. They picked up hard drives at my residence and took care of them at a reasonable price."
Herbert
East Greenwich, RI
"Recent experience was great. Appointment set up to have hard drives destroyed. Friendly and courteous service."

Hard Drive Destruction FAQs

How does hard drive destruction work?

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1. 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.

2. Give Record Nations a call at (866) 385-3706 or fill out our form to get free quotes on your destruction project.

3. 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.

4. 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. 

5. 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.

How much does hard drive destruction cost?

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On average, it will cost $7-$20 per hard drive, depending on your location, how many you have, and other factors. The more hard drives you have to destroy, the less the cost per hard drive will be.

How secure are hard drive destruction services?

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Hard drive destruction services are the only way to ensure your data is completely unrecoverable. Simply wiping or “deleting” files is not enough. Thieves can still recover the data with simple software. In addition, all of our service providers comply with all state and federal data privacy regulations. Furthermore, you can also use mobile shredding services to watch as your hard drives are being destroyed. Whichever method you choose, you will receive a certificate of destruction detailing the process and ensuring compliance.

What happens to the hard drives after destruction?

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Every hard drive is destroyed according to the highest standards of environmental safety, including EPA regulations. Hard drives contain valuable materials that are recyclable such as aluminum, copper, and more. The precious metals and materials are recycled and used to make new products.

Can I witness my hard drives being destroyed?

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Our service providers are equipped to handle hard drives with their shredding trucks, allowing you to witness them being destroyed. Depending on how many you have, you should confirm with your service provider they can handle the amount you have.

Do you provide a certificate of destruction?

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Yes – all hard drive destruction services will receive a certificate of destruction when the process is complete.

What devices have hard drives that I should destroy?

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Devices that have hard drives include:

– Desktop computers, monitors, and external hard drives

– Cell phones

– Tablets, laptops, and gaming devices

– Printers, scanners, and fax machines

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