Hard Drive Destruction

Hard Drive Destruction

Hard Drive Destruction Service

Helping You Protect Your Electronic Data Security

A single computer hard drive can hold more sensitive information about you and your business than all of your paper records. Even if you’ve “deleted” your files before disposing of your old computers, the data most often remains accessible to hackers and identity thieves. The only way to secure your electronic data and your own peace of mind is to call on FileShred, your trusted hard drive destruction service in the Hartford, CT area.

The Hard Drive Destruction Process

The only reliable way to protect you, your family, and your business from the dangers of identity theft via your old hard drives is to destroy them physically. When it comes to hard drive destruction, it’s best to rely on the trusted professionals at FileShred.

Hard Drive DestructionWe’ll come directly to your home or office at your convenience, Monday through Saturday. The first step in hard drive destruction is to record the serial numbers of each hard drive you’re having destroyed. Then, we use our portable hard drive destruction equipment to destroy your hard drives, making certain to render them 100% unreadable. You can watch the entire process, and we’ll even provide you with a Certificate of Destruction that includes a list of your destroyed hard drives by serial number.

Whether you’re a homeowner seeking a bit more peace of mind or a large company seeking to comply with specific data destruction regulations, FileShred’s hard drive destruction service is perfect for you.

FileShred is a locally owned information destruction company the offers secure onsite hard drive destruction services in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  We live and work in the areas we service and have a responsibility to provide superior services to local businesses and residents because we are members of the community.  FileShred specializes in the secure onsite destruction of hard drives and electronic media.

The management of FileShred has over 30 years of experience in the information destruction industry.  Our staff is well trained and experienced hard drive destruction professionals that are background checked and drug tested to ensure our customers that only the best and most trustworthy individuals will be performing their hard drive destruction services.

FileShred is an AAA Certified Hard Drive Destruction Company the has been certified by NAID, the National Association of Information Destruction.  The AAA Certification means we exceed the highest and strictest standards in the hard drive destruction industry.  The AAA Certification also means by hiring FileShred you are complying with critical aspect of Federal and State Privacy laws.

FileShred also has an A Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Why FileShred for your Hard Drive Destruction

  • A local company that has an interest in the communities we service
  • Next day service Monday – Saturday
  • AAA Certified Hard Drive Destruction
  • “A” Rating by the BBB
  • All hard drives are destroyed on-site
  • Secure chain of custody
  • We record the serial numbers of each hard drive
  • A certificate of destruction is provided for each hard drive destruction service

HELPING YOU PROTECT YOUR ELECTRONIC DATA

FileShred is an onsite hard drive destruction company that offers next day hard drive destruction services Monday through Saturday.   Call FileShred today and have your hard drives destroyed tomorrow.

New computers mean you have to do something with the old computers.  In addition to recycling the computer components properly for environmental reasons you need to remember that the hard drive in every computer is holding a lot of your private information on them.

A single computer hard drive can hold more sensitive information about you and your business than all of your paper records. Even if you’ve “deleted” your files before disposing of your old computers, the data most often remains accessible to hackers and identity thieves. The only way to secure your electronic data and your own peace of mind is to call on FileShred, your trusted hard drive destruction service in the Hartford, CT area.

NAID AAA Certified Hard Drive Destruction

Be safe and compliant by hiring a AAA Certified Hard Drive Destruction Company.  FileShred is an AAA Certified Hard Drive Destruction Company Certified by NAID the National Association of Information Destruction.  Federal and State Privacy Laws require you vette and monitor the qualifications, processes and compliance of the third party vendor you hire to destroy your hard drives or hire a certified vendor. That due diligence is mandatory under the law.  NAID AAA secure hard drive destruction certification is the data destruction industry’s standard for the destruction of hard drives and by using a AAA Certified company you are compliant with the due diligence requirement of the law.

The Hard Drive Destruction Process

The only reliable way to protect you, your family, and your business from the dangers of identity theft via your old hard drives is to destroy them physically. When it comes to hard drive destruction, it’s best to rely on the trusted and certified hard drive destruction professionals at FileShred.

  • Our uniformed hard drive destruction tech arrives at your location.
  • You show us the hard drives you want destroyed
  • We record the serial number of each hard drive
  • Each hard drive is put into our hard drive crusher and it is destroyed.
  • The platter of each hard drive is broken into many pieces
  • Information can no longer be accessed from the hard drive.
  • We collect all the pieces of your hard drive and they are recycled.
  • We provide a Certificate of Destruction listing each hard drive by serial number.

On-site Hard Drive Destruction

We’ll come directly to your home or office at your convenience, Monday through Saturday. Your hard drives are destroyed before we leave your location.  No other hard drive destruction process is more secure because you have the option to witness the destruction of each of your hard drives.   No hard drive is taken away until it has been destroyed and your information is no longer accessible.

What happens To Your Destroyed Hard Drive?

FileShred will take your destroyed hard drive to a certified recycler where the pieces of the hard drive are separated by type such as metals, glass, ceramics and plastics and all the components of your destroyed hard drive are recycled to make other products.

Whether you’re a homeowner seeking a bit more peace of mind or a large company seeking to comply with specific data destruction regulations, FileShred’s hard drive destruction service is perfect for you.

When can I get my hard drives destroyed?
Tomorrow, FileShred offer next day hard drive destruction services Monday – Saturday.

Where are my hard drives destroyed?
On-site at your location, you can watch them being destroyed.

How much does hard drive destruction cost?
FileShred charges a rate per hard drive destroyed.  The rate per hard drive is based on the number of hard drives and the frequency of service.   A small minimum charge may apply for small quantities of hard drives.

What documentation do I receive?
We provide you with a work order that shows the number of hard drives destroyed and the cost.  Plus, we provide you with a Certificate of Destruction that lists the hard drives destroyed by serial number.

How are my hard drives destroyed?
They are physically destroyed by the crushing method.  The hard drives are crushed so the platters are destroyed so information can no longer be retrieved.

What happens to my destroyed hard drive?
Every hard drive we destroy is recycled.  Our goal is 0% landfill impact.

Do you do residential hard drive destruction?
Yes, residents upgrade computers just like businesses do so they have just as much of a need for hard drive destruction as a business does.

Are there laws that require me to destroy my hard drive?
YES, there are both federal and state laws. Statutes like the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Federal Trade Commission Act require you to make sure your sensitive information is unrecoverable before it is disposed of or you could be held responsible.

Every company and each individual needs to dispose of computers at some point and has a need to have a secure hard drive destruction services. But where do you turn for hard drive destruction services in the Hartford CT area?

Easy To Contact

The hard drive destruction company should be easy to contact and be very helpful with providing you with information, answering your questions, giving you a quote and scheduling your hard drive destruction service.

Choose a Hard Drive Destruction Specialist

Many companies say they are hard drive destruction specialists, so how do you determine who are the specialists?  Make sure you are using a company that has been certified to perform hard drive destruction services.  The only nationally recognized organization that is dedicated to the information destruction industry and certifies hard drive destruction companies is NAID, the National Association of Information Destruction.  NAID awards the AAA Certification to hard drive destruction companies that have exceeded the highest security and operational procedures in the hard drive destruction industry.  FileShred is AAA Certified by NAID for hard drive destruction.

Be Sure the Data Destruction Specialist Understands Solid-State-Drives

Firstly it is helpful to understand the difference between HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD (Solid State Drive).

HDD have a spinning platter inside them with a magnetic coating where the information is stored. This storage is called non-volatile which means that the information does not erase when you turn the computer off or lose power.

SSD provided a similar function to an HDD but they store the data in a different way on memory chips which makes them unsuitable for erasure by degaussing.  SSD contain a series of interconnecting memory chips not using magnetism so there is only one sure-fired way to completely get rid of the data and that is physically destroying the hard drive.

Hard Drive Destruction Should be GREEN

Hard drive destruction, if done wrong, can have a negative impact on the environment.  Make sure the hard drive destruction company you choose uses completely environmentally ethical practices when destroying your hard drives. Hard drives contain materials that are harmful to nature if they are just dumped in a landfill.   The company you choose should recycle every component of the hard drive so none of the materials of the hard drive end up in landfills and pollute the environment.

Ready to have Your Hard Drives Destroyed?

If you’re ready FileShred is ready.  Need additional information, give us a call or complete our online request form and we will contact you right away.  FileShred makes the proper destruction of your hard drives simple, easy and convenient.