How To Securely Dispose Of Hard Drives

Securely disposing of hard drives is very important.  If you just toss your old drive in the trash, it could fall into the wrong hands and someone could access all of your sensitive data.

So, how do we deal with all of the old and failed hard drives that we acquire from repairing and replacing computers? First, we use software to securely erase them using the 3-pass Department of Defense standard. Then….we use our hard drive crusher to make sure that no sensitive data will ever be recovered from your drive.

Here are the tools we use:

To erase the drive, we use Active@ KillDisk software.

To physically destroy the drive we use the Pure Leverage Drive Crusher.