Hard Drive Destruction

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Hard Drive Destruction Services

Nowadays, the information businesses store on hard drives is not as safe as you think. Whenever a hard drive is ready to end its life, many people just assume that its stored information will never be in anyone else’s hands. However, this is not the case. The best way to avoid a security breach is to use a hard drive destruction service to ensure confidential and highly sensitive data is never compromised – including emails, invoices, budgetary numbers and other internal documents. You can count on Affordable Shredding to assure your hard drive will be disposed of the right way.

Hard Drive Destruction Process

Our hard drive destruction begins with the sanitization of all information on your drive through degaussing. Our degausser provides compliance under regulations including HIPPA, PCI DSS, GLBA, FACTA, etc.


Our degausser will erase any magnetic media that will fit into the drawer including all standard hard drives (laptop, desktop and network) and storage tapes (DLT, LTO, DDS/DAT, etc. It helps your organization protect your sensitive information and stay in compliance with recognized data security standards and regulations. It is the ultimate guard against data loss, which can lead to costly data breaches.

Hard Drive Crushing

Our next step is crushing, our crusher bends the hard drive approximately 90 degrees, which breaks the platters and damages the heads, motor and circuit board. Using both the degausser and crusher, your hard drive destruction will comply with recognized standards, including NSA/DoD regulations.

We Can Help Keep Your Information Safe

For secure document destruction services tailored to your needs, request a quote from Affordable Shredding today!