Hard Drive Destruction Service

Protect your information every step of the way with Shred-it’s hard drive destruction service.

Benefits of Shred-it’s Hard Drive Destruction Service

  • Regularly scheduled pickups or on-site service, which allows you to see physical drive destruction, or off-site, at the Shred-it facility near you
  • A secure chain-of-custody at every touchpoint to keep clients’ data secure throughout our shredding process
  • A certificate of hard drive destruction after each service
  • Material is securely recycled with local partners
  • Shred-it specialists will work with your business to personalize services that your business needs

Deleting Data Is Not Enough

You may be tempted to throw away your old hard drives, erase, or stockpile them in storage. But data that you think you have “deleted” from these devices can easily be recovered and stolen if you are not using a secure destruction method, leaving your business at risk.

Shred-it’s state-of-the-art destruction technology prevents even the most sophisticated data recovery attempts, permanently destroying any information that was or is on your hard drives.

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How to Destroy a Hard Drive?

Shred-it's destruction machines (hydraulic shearer or crusher) are specifically designed to destroy your hard drives so that data can never be retrieved or reconstructed. Shred-it offers two approaches for permanent hard drive destruction that are tailored to fit your business needs:

Shearing Service**

Slices your entire hard drive into small pieces with 40,000 lbs. of destructive force. The process destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and electronic components, rendering the data unrecoverable.

Crushing Service**

Punches irreparable holes through each hard drive with 7,500 lbs. of force pressure, destroying the drive platters, rippling, and fracturing the magnetic surfaces rendering the drive data unrecoverable.

** Subject to local availability

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 for a complete chain of custody

GPS-tracked fleets ensure end-to-end tracking of your material

Locked trucks and secure totes keep information safe in transit

Certificate of Destruction certifies that your material was destroyed in a compliant manner

Tamper-proof containers keep hands off your materials

Secure, monitored facilities protect your information before it's destroyed

Why Choose Shred-it as Your Go-to Paper Shredding Service?

Shred-it protects organizations' information for their people, customers and brands. With 30 years of experience, our primary focus on document confidentiality security helps ensure your confidential information remains confidential. We offer paper, hard drive, and specialty scheduled shredding services.

Service Reliability

With the largest shredding fleet and the largest service footprint in North America, we are where you are. 

Security Expertise

With the most NAID AAA certified mobile/on-site and plant-based facilities, we keep your information safe. 

Customer Experience

With the highest customer satisfaction among all vendors, we are 100% committed to your protection and satisfaction.

Uncover potential data risks with our Information Security Risk Assessment Tool

Failure to follow information security protocols can result in data breaches, which may lead to financial penalties or increased risks to your organization’s reputation. 

Shred-it’s proprietary Information Security Risk Assessment Tool helps to identify potential data risks in your organization by evaluating your current policies, procedures, and training to provide a quantifiable estimate of data breach risk. 

Missing simple information security requirements can cause your organization to be at risk. Assess your potential risk today. 

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