Onsite Hard Drive Shredding
No matter what type of storage media you need to destroy, our mobile hard disk shredders are so powerful they can reduce all kinds of storage into pieces as small as 6mm. From London to Dublin, Belfast to Brussels, in plain sight, and in record time.
Media has become increasingly prevalent in many types of IT devices. No longer restricted to PCs, laptops and servers it can now be found in printers, copiers and mobile phones. At the same time capacities have risen to such an extent that thousands of documents, images and videos can now be stored on devices small enough to fit in your pocket. We provide a robust onsite hard disk shredding service in Ireland, the UK and all over Europe. Below is a list of some of the types of media we shred each day.
- Hard drives
- Back up tapes
- Floppy disks
- CCTV/video tapes
- PDA/mobile phones
- Portable storage devices (memory sticks/pen drives/flash media, external hard drives)
- ID badges, electronic tokens, PIN readers.
Why Choose On Site Hard Drive Shredding
Why choose onsite shredding over hard drive erasure and or hard drive degaussing? When it comes to ensuring data is destroyed from redundant media there are a number of different options and routes that can be taken into consideration.
Hard Disk Erasure
Hard disk recycling through data wiping, where data is erased using data erasure software. The downfall of hard disk erasure is the length of time required to overwrite the hard drive which may take a number of hours. Other problems that may occur with overwriting are that the disks can have bad sectors meaning the overwriting can sometimes fail, leaving no option but to physically destroy the drive. It also does not discount the human error factor as there is no visible evidence that the disk has been erased.
Hard Disk Degaussing
Degaussing destroys the magnetic storage mechanism on hard disks without physical damage to the hard disk’s casing. Therefore a degaussed hard drive does not look physically different after the degaussing process so again does not remove the human error factor where degaussed hard drives could be confused with those which have not. Another downfall with degaussing is that it cannot be used to destroy other forms of media such solid state devices (SSD), CDs, DVDs or USB sticks.
Hard Disk Shredding
Secure, physical hard disk destruction where recovery of the information is impossible. We know that this is the most reliable and robust from of HDD destruction. Here’s why:
Physical Destruction of Hard Drives
The hard drive is completely destroyed into metal cornflakes ensuring 100% destruction and guarantee that the data cannot be recovered.
Shredding redundant media such as hard drives and tapes, is the fastest method to physically destroy data. Other methods such as hard disk erasure take time. Our hard disk shredding service is quick; we can shred up to 600 hard drives in 1 hour!
The service is provided on-site at your premises. Our fully vetted staff attend your premises and shred the drives in the safety of your own premises. The data never leaves your site.
We can scan the details of your hard drives directly prior to shredding so that the serial numbers can be tracked. We can then provide you with an Asset Register.
Visibility of the Process – End to End
With on-site destruction you can witness and monitor the shredding process removing risks that may occur in the chain of custody between the collection from your premises and the final place of destruction. Our DiskShred vehicles are equipped with CCTV cameras so we can provide you with visual digital evidence of your media being securely destroyed to complement your paper certification. Watch our video.