Data Destruction for Hard Drives

Benefits of Data Destruction

Reduce your storage footprint by destroying expired hard drives. Expired drives refers to hard drives containing data that has outlived both its usefulness and it’s required retention period. There are a number of benefits to eliminating expired drivesfrom your storage environment:

  • Reclaim valuable space in your data center or secure data storage facility
  • Reduce or even eliminate off-site storage fees
  • Avoid unnecessary legal or compliance exposure of retaining expired data

The Cost of Non-Compliance

Click Here For a refresher on the cost of non-compliance when is comes to your data security.

If your facility is properly secured, there may be very little risk that a expired data could ever fall into the wrong hands. But if the data is expired, why allow ANY risk? Our best advice – destroy all expired drives and be certain that the risk level is now ZERO!

So whether you call it Data Erasure, Data Sanitization, Data Wiping, or Data Purging, it all means the same thing: a major drain on your team’s time resources. We’re here to help. Our dual verification process ensures accuracy and provides a clear record of the serial number of each drive on which data erasure was performed.

Our Process

Our team will perform a Verification Audit of all drives to be destroyed. Prior to ANY destruction, the results of our audit are compared to your records to ensure:

  • No live data has accidentally been staged for destruction
  • All drives meant for destruction are accounted for in the audit

Once the Verification Audit is completed successfully, the drives will be shredded or incinerated (according to the process that meets both your specific level of security and your regions’ environmental guidelines).

Your Place or Mine?

Data destruction can be performed at your facility or off-site in our secure facility. For on-site destruction, shredding is the preferred process as incineration can commonly run afoul of your local environmental regulations.

For off-site destruction, the drives will be securely transported to our facility using the Secure Transport option that best fits your required level of data security. Click here to learn about our selection of Secure Transport options.

Regardless of where the destruction occurs, our process remains the same. The entire project will be designed in whichever way works best for you:

  • The entire project can be performed on-site, including the shredding or incineration of the drives.
  • On-site Verification plus Secure Transport to our facility for destruction
  • Secure Transport to our facility for the Verification Audit and shredding or incineration.

Make It Routine

Once we handle the initial destruction, don’t let those hard drives and tapes begin piling up for years again! Let us help you by setting up a schedule to perform data destruction across each of your sites on a regular basis.

We’ll work with each of your locations and schedule destructions based on either a specific time interval or a threshold quantity of drives. Having an experienced team that is familiar with each of your various sites and compliance needs will take the headache out of the process for you.

Alternate Endings – Upgrade Credit

Before making the decision to physically destroy your drives – let us help you determine if there is value in those retired assets that could free up your budget in other areas!

Depending on the type of drives, we may be able to fully sanitize all data and then offer you an Upgrade Credit that can be used to purchase new hard drives, or just about anything else you need.

We know the struggles you face managing your budget. With our Upgrade Credit program, you can be ensured that the savings you create stays directly tied to YOUR budget!

Learn more about our Asset Upgrade Credit programs here.