Destroy your old hard drives at your Springfield MA location when you want it done.
Most businesses and individuals don’t use a professional service to destroy old hard drives and other electronic storage devices. They all contain confidential information and should be physical destroyed by professionals to ensure that the data on any hard drive or other electronic storage devices is 100% destroyed.
The Hard Drive Destruction Process
- Give FileShred a call to get pricing and make an appointment.
- Pick any date Monday through Saturday
- We come to your Springfield MA location to destroy your hard drives.
- We record the serial number of each hard drive.
- We shred or crush each unit.
- We provide you with a Certificate of Destruction listing each destroyed hard drive by serial number.
How We Destroy Your Hard Drives
Our hard drive destruction equipment is specifically designed to destroy your hard drives so that data can never be accessed again. Our shredders and crushers will physically destroy your electronic storage devices to ensure that your digital information is permanently eliminated. FileShred offers two processes for permanent hard drive destruction:
Shredding of Hard Drives – Our industrial shredders cuts each hard drive into tiny pieces. The process completely destroys Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives rendering the data unrecoverable.
Crushing Hard Drives – Our Crushers destroys the enclosure, but most importantly crushes and bends the disks. Even a small amount of bend prevents the read/write heads from reading over the surface of the platter. Once crushed and bent it is impossible to flatten them so they could ever be spun and read again. Some drives have glass platters that will shatter.
The Electronic Storage Devices We Destroy
Hard Disk Drive or HDD
A hard disk drive is an internal or external data storage device that saves and stores electronic information on round platters which are coated with magnetic material. These platters store all the data, such as photographs, documents, spreadsheets and internet history. Hard disk drives are used in computers, laptops, and servers. Many people don’t realize that copier machines contain hard drives to store digital images of all the photocopies you have made and should be destroyed when you replace a copier. HDD can be destroyed by shredding or crushing.
Solid-State Drive or SSD
The newest advances with hard drives are the solid state drive, also known as SSD. The difference between a hard disk and an SSD is that SSDs don’t contain moving parts like a hard disk drive and data isn’t stored on magnetic platters but rather on electronic chips. A solid-state drive is a much smaller storage device compared with a hard disk drive. The tiny flash-based memory chips are able to store more data than a HDD. Because of the small electronic components in an SSD they need to be shredded.
Portable Storage Devices
Besides hard drives there are other electronic storage devices that need to be destroyed when they are no longer needed.. Examples of these devices are USB Sticks (thumb drives), Flash Storage (SD-cards), External Hard Drives, CDs, DVDs, SIM-cards and backup tapes. These flash-based and optical media are relatively small, but can store high volumes of sensitive and confidential data. So when you want to discard these electronic storage devices they should be shredded because of their size.
Give FileShred a call today to get a quote and make an appointment.