IT Destruction

Hard drive destruction, data destruction, electronic media destruction services.

For data storage devices, such as disk drives and tapes, the process of destroying the information they hold is sometimes referred to as sanitization. And for some IT departments this used to mean having to wipe or degauss used media. But as storage media advances, so does the ongoing debate over the security of these actions alone, and this is why so many companies are turning to the physical destruction of the media itself as the answer.

Your company’s data, active or at rest, is valuable and the disposal of everything protecting that valuable resource shouldn’t be left to chance. Shred Right was the first shredding company in Minnesota to take on large scale hard drives destruction projects and is the only one with a dedicated IT destruction team that specializes in hard drive destruction and magnetic media destruction. They are not only familiar with these devices but understands the critical nature of the information they protect.

When IT assets such as servers or disk arrays are retired, or when storage media has reached end-of-life, don’t run the risk of a piece of data being duplicated, recovered or restored. Both Shred Right’s mobile on-site shredder and off-site Shredding Vault™ are AAA NAID-Certified and endorsed for hard drive and non-paper media destruction. Shred Right’s team can even conduct a complete project inventory by documenting all volser number (for data tapes) or serial numbers (for hard drives) being destroyed and linking them directly to your Certificate of Destruction.

Shred Right ensures all media and the data it holds is destroyed in accordance with NAID standards and practices, based on the appropriated destruction method for material type.

  • Disk drives – Mobile on-site or off-site shredding vault
  • Solid state drives – Mobile on-site shredding, off-site shredding vault or off-site vault pulverization
  • IT media (data tapes) – Mobile on-site shredding or off-site shredding vault
  • Microfilm – Off-site shredding pulverization ONLY
  • Flash media – Off-site vault pulverization ONLY

Once the storage devices are rendered legally indecipherable during shredding, we follow our “GreenSmart®” final disposal guidelines, GreenSmart® is Shred Right’s final disposal guidelines, a program designed to keep shredded material out of area landfills and ensuring the material is recycled or incinerated at a licensed facility.

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