Hard Drive & Media Destruction

There are times when you need to physically shred and destroy your hard drives and other data-bearing media, rather than simply wiping or erasing them. Computer Recycling Center is here to help clients throughout Southern Missouri and North West Arkansas meet their ITAD requirements with our hard drive and media destruction services.

Using our state-of-the-art electronic hard drive shredder, we’ll physically shred and destroy your hard drives, disks, and tape media to ensure that all information is irrecoverable. Upon completion of this service, we provide you with a Certificate of Destruction.

What Can Be Destroyed?

Our hard drive shredding and destruction services can be used to destroy the following types of media:

  • Hard drives / HDDs (from a desktop, laptop, server, etc.)
  • Magnetic media (backup tapes, mini cartridges, floppy disks, zip disks, etc.)
  • Optical media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, etc.)
  • Micromedia (microfiche / microfilm, etc)
  • Removable Solid State / SSD / Flash media (USB storage devices, SSDs, Micro SDs, Digital Camera cards, etc.)
  • Integrated Solid State / SSD / Flash media (M.2’s, M.SATAs, in tablets, PDAs, iPads, etc)

Why It’s Important

Proper data disposal is mandatory in order to avoid state and federal penalties, ensure data disposal compliance, and prevent data breaches. Shredding is specifically noted as a proper disposal method for old data by most data privacy legislation. If your hard drives or other data-bearing media contain any of the following types of information, it’s important to physically destroy the data for ultimate security:

  • Consumer information for a business purpose (FACTA Disposal Rule)
  • Medical data (PHI disposal and HIPAA and HITECH)
  • Student educational records or employee educational transcripts (FERPA)
  • Financial reports (FACTA Disposal Rule, Red Flags Rule, Safeguards Rule, and GLB)
  • Legal data, especially containing health and financial records, trusts, or wills (FACTA Disposal Rule)

Regardless of the size of your company, data protection and data breach prevention is legally required throughout the entire lifecycle of your data. Physical destruction of your media is the most secure method you can choose to ensure end-of-life data breach prevention and data disposal compliance.

What We Offer

Proper data disposal doesn’t have to be complicated. When your data has reached its statutory or useful end of life, let Computer Recycling Center oversee the data disposal process for you with our enterprise-level data destruction services. To use our service, simply:

  • Remove the data-bearing media (hard drives, CDs, backup tapes, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, floppy disks, etc.) from its device
  • Schedule a Certified data destruction service at your location or by pickup for destruction at our secure facility in Springfield, Missouri
  • Witness the destruction if you desire
  • Receive a Certificate of Destruction

If you have data disposal questions or would like to schedule our data destruction service, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

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