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Hard Drive Shredding

Hard Drive ShreddingAs a company specializing in data destruction, customers often tell us they don’t see the need for hard drive shredding. They say, “We delete files and reformat drives,that’s enough, right?” Well, here at Data Destruction Services, LLC located in Shirley, MA, we can tell you that there is nothing further from the truth.

Did you know that…

  • 81% of companies reported the loss of one or more laptops containing sensitive info in the last 12 months.
  • 57% of corporate crimes are linked to stolen laptops.
  • The chances of a laptop being stolen are 1 in 10.
  • 97% of stolen laptops are never recovered.

Hard drive shredding is the process of physically destroying a hard drive so it is no longer usable. We can do this through a variety of methods,  including the drilling of holes through the device, crushing it, or using specialized shredding machines that grind it into small pieces. That is where we come in. We have industrial data shredders that easily handle hard drive destruction effectively and efficiently. All your data on internal and external drives, as well as portable memory devices, will be permanently demolished.

But why is hard drive shredding so important to a business? First and foremost, it’s a matter of security. If your business has sensitive or confidential information stored on a hard drive, which almost all do, that information can be stolen. This information could be financial records, customer data, or even trade secrets. No matter what it might be, it is crucial to ensure sensitive information is properly destroyed when the drive is no longer needed. If the drive falls into the wrong hands, such as a competitor or hacker, they could use it for malicious purposes and cause serious damage to your business.

In addition, there are legal and regulatory concerns. Many industries, such as healthcare and finance, are subject to strict privacy laws requiring properly destroyed records containing personal or sensitive information. If a company fails to comply with these laws, it can face hefty fines, legal action, and damage to its reputation. Using a professional hard drive shredding company, such as Data Destruction Services, LLC, is the best way to ensure your company’s reputation and protect your client’s information.

Another reason for hard drive shredding is environmental concerns. When hard drives are not disposed of properly, they can often contribute to e-waste, which is quickly becoming a global concern. E-waste contains toxic materials that can harm the environment and human health, so this is another reason to ensure hard drives are destroyed and recycled.

Hard drive shredding is a crucial aspect of data destruction for businesses, so contact the professionals at Data Destruction Services, LLC.

Don’t waste time and money! Let us help!

Why risk trouble with spotty, inefficient, in-house shredding? Inexperienced and untrained employees often do a poor or incomplete job, exposing your firm to possible legal action and financial loss. Save time and money by having your data safely destroyed by the experts – Data Destruction Services, LLC.