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Destroying hard drives and solid-state drives is a vital step when protecting sensitive data and preventing the recovery of private information. There are a number of methods to ensure the data cannot be recovered, with hard disk shredders and degaussers making for some of the best solutions for an organization. Prices start from just over $500 with a range of hard drive crushers and NSA-listed degaussers to choose from.

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Degaussers, HDD and SSD shredders

Degaussers are a popular tool to use with hard disk drives. These powerful wands and machines disrupt the magnetic field used to store the information. This then removes the data from hard drives and ensures that it cannot be retrieved by potential hackers and thieves. Degaussers can be used on tape too, however, they will not work on solid-state drives.

Interested in destroying the drive itself? Hard drive crushers and shredders are a great solution. These heavy-duty machines will destroy the casing and the drive itself, ensuring that sensitive data and personal information cannot be retrieved. While crushers will break the drive down and compact it, shredders will tear it apart, with cross-cut shredders cutting the drive into smaller pieces.

For businesses seeking the best security solutions, our range of NSA-listed hard drive and tape destruction meets or exceeds federal security requirements. You’ll find degaussers, manual crushing devices, and more to ensure that your business gets the high-security destruction solutions it needs.

Take security seriously with hard drive destruction solutions

Established in 1945, Whitaker Brothers has over 75 years of experience in the industry, delivering data destruction solutions on all continents. With our equipment found in 115 countries around the world, we know what it takes to ensure data security in your organization. We work with commercial, government, corporate and military contracts to provide the effective solutions you need.

For organizations requiring additional services, our Service Center provides you with the support you need. You can request parts, discuss service contracts to keep your equipment operational, and make a service call request to repair any faulty equipment. Our dedicated team of technicians and sales representatives will help you find the solution you need.

At Whitaker Brothers, our team is on hand to answer any of the questions you may have. Struggling to choose the right hard drive destruction machine for your business? Call today at (800) 243 9226 to speak to our team. They can advise you on the right machinery to suit your needs.

FAQs

How do you destroy a hard drive?

Destroying a hard drive is made possible in a number of ways. Hard drive crushers are one popular solution, compacting the drive and making it difficult to retrieve the information from it. Hard drive shredders are another option, as they will cut the drive into small pieces. Both of these solutions can be used with degaussers to ensure that data is destroyed from the drive.

Will a degausser destroy data on a solid-state drive?

Degaussers will not work on a solid-state drive. SSDs use integrated circuit assemblies for storing data, so the powerful magnetic fields used by degaussers will not destroy the data. Instead, your best option is to shred or crush the drive.

What are the different methods of hard drive destruction?

Drilling, piercing, crushing, and shredding are some of the most popular methods of hard drive destruction. While drilling and piercing are often solutions many try to achieve at home with standard power tools, they do not provide the same level of destruction as crushing and shredding, meaning that it is often easier for hackers to retrieve data from hard drives which have been drilled or pierced.

Why should you destroy hard drives and solid-state drives after use?

Even if you delete data from HDD or SSDs, it is still possible to retrieve the information from them. Destroying the drive itself makes it more challenging for potential hackers to access this sensitive information.