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Hard Drive Destruction Service

As many as 87% of businesses don’t use a professional service to physically destroy old hard drives, USBs or other hardware that contain confidential information.1 Only physical destruction ensures the data on an old hard drive is 100% destroyed.

1Source: Shred-it 2017 Security Tracker Survey United Kingdom powered by IPSOS

Your old technology could make or break your business.

If your hard drive disposal process includes erasing, reformatting, wiping or degaussing old hard drives, you and your customers are still vulnerable. In fact, as long as the drives are physically intact, private information can still be retrieved. 

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Why choose Shred-it for hard drive destruction?

Shred-it applies the same proven, state-of-the-art, chain of custody protocols for hard drive destruction as we do for document destruction, ensuring safe, secure destruction of your media.

  • Regularly scheduled collection or on-demand service
  • A secure chain of custody at every touchpoint
  • A certificate of hard drive destruction after each service
  • Material is securely recycled with approved partners

How to destroy a hard drive.

Shred-it's destruction machines (hydraulic crusher or shredder) are specifically designed to destroy your hard drives so that data can never be retrieved or reconstructed. Only complete, physical destruction will ensure that your digital data is permanently destroyed. Shred-it offers two options for permanent hard drive destruction:

Shredding Services**

Shreds your entire hard drive into small pieces using industrial grade destruction equipment. The hard drive shredding process completely destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and the electronic components rendering the data unrecoverable.

Crushing Services**

Punching an irreparable hole through each hard drive with 3,400 kilos of force pressure. Completely destroying the drive platters, rippling and fracturing the magnetic surfaces and rendering the drive data unrecoverable.

** Subject to local availability

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Shred-it Secure Chain of Custody

Our better-than-industry standards start with our secure chain of custody protocols. We invest in the latest technologies to ensure end-to-end tracking of your hard drives:
  • Barcode scan at every touchpoint
  • Tamper-proof containers keep hands off your materials
  • Locked trucks and secure containers keep information safe in transit
  • GPS-tracked fleets
  • Secure, monitored facilities

Get Proof of Protection.

Following every hard drive destruction service, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction confirming that your material has been securely destroyed. More than peace of mind, your Certificate of Destruction is your audit trail to help demonstrate that your information is no longer at risk and your business is compliant with relevant data protection laws.

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Interested in Hard Drive Destruction Service?

How it works

Step 1

Get a customised quote for the services you need.

Step 2

Choose when and where you want your service.

Step 3

We arrive on the scheduled date to securely destroy your hard drives.

Step 4

All services come with a Certificate of Destruction for your records. Material is securely recycled with approved providers.

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