Hard Drive Destruction: Ensure Your Computers Don’t Fall Into the Wrong Hand
Laptops and computers no longer have the same “shelf life” as they formerly did. In fact, most businesses aim to replace their desktop and laptop computers every three years, while the majority of individuals update their PCs every five to eight years. As a result, you’ll have to deal with the often-difficult process of discarding obsolete equipment every three years if you work for a company, or every five years for personal computers.
When it comes to destroying outdated hard drives, there is only one choice that ensures the security of your sensitive data: hard drive destruction by a NAID AAA certified vendor like Infoshred. Many people throw away obsolete equipment, not aware that identity thieves can access their personal information, even if they have wiped their hard drive before throwing it away. Others keep obsolete electronics in their office’s back room or in their storage area, hoping for a safer option.
Old hard drives that are left unattended pose a significant risk to everyone whose personal information is stored on them. Hard drive destruction is performed by certified vendors who shreds your hard drive so that the data can never be recovered by someone with malicious intent, protecting you, your family, and your customers.
Choosing the Right Hard Drive Destruction Vendor
When it comes to hard drive destruction, the vendor you choose is crucial. Because that vendor and their workers may have access to your sensitive data, it’s critical that you take the proper precautions when screening and selecting your shredding partner.
The following are qualities to look for in a hard drive destruction vendor:
- NAID AAA Certification
- Professional, uniformed personnel who may easily be identified as members of the team
- The ability to offer a certificate of destruction (COD) to satisfy regulatory agencies and clients that you delete obsolete technology in a secure manner.
- a track record of positive online reviews or word-of-mouth recommendations
- For an extra level of security, On-site shredding or witnessed destruction is available
What Factors Affect the Cost of Hard Drive Destruction?
Hard drive destruction costs vary depending on a variety of criteria, including whether you already have shredding service on a schedule, if want on-site or off-site shredding and how many hard drives you need destroyed.
Request an estimate on our website or by calling 860-627-5800 to learn more about hard drive destruction methods and costs. Our experts will ask you a few questions to better understand your requirements, after which they will tell you exactly what to expect from start to finish, including the cost.