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What You Don’t Know About Hard Drive Destruction

At first glance, a hard drive looks like a simple piece of computer equipment. But looks can be deceiving. The relatively insignificant looking square contains thousands of gigabits of your information. Information that has accumulated over the years, information that is most at risk when you are in the process of upgrading or discarding your computer or laptop. Unfortunately, along with the advancements in technology come advancements in cyber invasions and data theft. To protect your information and your business, destroy your data right away the right way.

Properly destroying the data on hard drives isn’t easy and should always be handled by an information security expert. Attempting to destroy a hard drive on your own is not only foolish but could lead to injury. Reputable data destruction companies do it the right way and often offer guarantee that no retrievable information remains.

Some data destruction companies may use dangerous practices like wiping, crushing, or simply breaking hard drives into a few pieces. Are all the plates really destroyed? Is your information accessible by the thieves that know exactly how to get it? You simply don’t know. Many recyclers and processors resell hard drives placing your data and your company in the hands of people who may know how to retrieve and sell it.

The DataShield Difference

While other companies take the easy way out when it comes to data destruction, DataShield does it the right way every day. DataShield has three dedicated hard drive shredders as well as a solid state device shredder guaranteeing your important information is unrecoverable after our data destruction process is complete. DataShield’s commitment to never reselling hard drives differentiates us from other companies. Plus, we recycle the destroyed hard drive – protecting you and our planet.

Learn more about DataShield’s data destruction services and contact us today!

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