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When a Massachusetts business s equipment reaches the end of its lifecycle, professionals are faced with a tough decision. They want to responsibly recycle or reuse equipment, but the sensitive data contained on the hard drives within the equipment cannot be compromised. Due to strict regulations governing data breaches, many businesses find they can t take the risk. That s where hard drive destruction specialists can help.
To safeguard your business s data, it s important that you put your hard drive destruction in the right hands. National Computer Warehouse Services (NCWS) works directly with your business to create a destruction plan that works best for you. This plan takes into account the special requirements of your organization and details how your data destruction will be handled to give you the peace of mind you need. Massachusetts businesses have several choices to make when choosing a method for keeping hard drive data safe.
Hard Drive Destruction
Many businesses want to remove every risk possible before recycling old computer equipment. If equipment is leaving an organization to an outside entity or recycling center, physical hard drive destruction might be the best option. One method we use to destroy hard drives is degaussing, which uses a magnetic field to erase data. While this method is far more effective than smashing a hard drive with a hammer or drilling a hole in it, we prefer to take an extra measure to further eliminate risk.
NCWS follows the degaussing process with shredding, which completely crushes the hard drive using shredding equipment. This two-step method first makes every effort to completely erase the data on the hard drive, followed by a process that results in the device being reduced to a pile of tiny parts.
In some cases, data destruction may be the best course of action. By completely wiping the drive of all traces of data, NCWS is able to preserve the hard drive for future risk without putting the business at risk. We clean all data to U.S. Department of Defense standards, overwriting all addressable locations with a character, its complement, a random character, and verification.
For Massachusetts businesses that choose hard drive erasure, we offer a Hard Drive Certification that proves a drive was wiped to your specific standards. This can help you meet your own internal requirements by showing that a hard drive was thoroughly cleaned using DoD, NIST, CESG or single-pass standards as designated by your business.
For more information on our equipment recycling & disposal options contact us for a custom quote. For your convenience (and at no charge) a project manager will be assigned to your account to ensure a seamless service experience!