Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Confidential data that is stored on hard drives, flash drives (memory sticks) and
optical disks (CD’s & DVD’s) is a prime target for data thieves. By simply
deleting the files or even formatting a disk unfortunately this is not enough to
guarantee that data will be properly wiped out.
Whether you throw it away or let it lie forgotten in deep storage, a hard drive you no longer use is a data-loss timebomb just waiting to go off. The best course of action is to destroy it completely. It’s a step many people overlook, but it is the only way you can be sure that the data cannot be retrieved by fraudsters or identity thieves.
Our objective is to ensure businesses feel confident when it comes to data erasure. We work towards this with a robust strategy to ensure that IT equipment is securely transported and handled from point of collection to point of data-safe and subsequently to end of life or refurbishment, meeting all of your business’s legal and environmental obligations under GDPR.
Why choose Shred Direct Ltd for your hard drive destruction?
Shred Direct Ltd applies the same proven, state-of-the-art systems for hard drive destruction as we do for document destruction, ensuring safe, secure destruction of your media.
- Regularly scheduled collections or an on-demand service
- A Certificate of Hard Drive Destruction after each service
- Material is securely recycled with approved ADISA member partners
Hard Drive Crushing Services
By double punching irreparable holes through each hard drive with 3,400 kilos of force pressure this completely destroys the drive platters, rippling and fracturing the magnetic surfaces and rendering the drive data unrecoverable.
Proof of Protection
Following every hard drive destruction service, you will receive a Certificate of Destruction confirming that your material has been securely destroyed. The Certificate of Destruction is your audit trail to help demonstrate that your information is no longer at risk and your business is compliant with relevant data protection laws.