Optical media destroyers to buy now
Choosing a disc destroyer is made easy with the number of reputable brands available. Datastroyer has become a popular brand in the industry, offering effective destruction with a number of other options to suit your business needs. On a tighter budget? HSM is renowned for delivering effective security solutions to suit any budget.
There are a number of different types of shredders you may want to consider using to destroy your data effectively. A popular choice is the cross-cut shredder, which offers a minimum of Level 3/P-4 security. This makes it ideal for destroying names, dates of births, addresses, and bank statements held on optical media. These shredders cut the CDs lengthways before the blades cut across, making the pieces smaller and more difficult to retrieve data from.
In a high security industry? Destroying classified and top secret information is essential, which is why we stock a variety of Level 6/P-7 high-security shredders for media discs. These shredders can be used to destroy sensitive national security documents and more. We also carry NSA-listed CD/DVD destroyers for organizations seeking the highest level of protection.
Why destroying optical media discs is important
At Whitaker Brothers, we take data destruction seriously. With over 75 years of industry experience, we understand that destroying an optical media disc is one of the most effective ways to prevent sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. With our equipment found on every continent and in 115 countries, you know that you are in safe hands with us.
Whatever it is that you need, we can help. We hold a number of corporate and military contracts and stock an extensive range of NSA-listed data destruction solutions. Unsure what your business needs? Call our team at (800) 243-9226 to discuss your options. We will work with you to find the best equipment.
Your experience with Whitaker Brothers doesn’t end once you’ve made a purchase. We will continue to support you, with our Service Center offering a range of additional services. From parts requests to service contracts, you’ll find everything you need to keep your new CD, DVD, and Blu-ray destruction machine running smoothly.
What is the best way to destroy CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs?
Deleting information from an optical media disc does not permanently delete it. The most effective way to prevent this data from being retrieved is to completely destroy the disc. While there are many ways to do this, shredding the disc in an optical media shredder gives the best results.
What level of security shredder do you need for CD destruction?
For CD destruction, experts recommend using a minimum Level 3/P-4 security level shredder. This is designed to destroy information on optical media securely. However, some organizations may choose a Level 4/P-5 or higher to get a smaller shred.
Why is breaking the CD not enough to destroy the data?
Hackers and thieves can still access information on broken discs. Shredding the disc to make the pieces smaller makes it harder for potential hackers to retrieve the information, keeping your sensitive information safe.
Why is shredding a DVD better than burning it?
Burning a DVD may seem like a more efficient way to destroy the optical media itself, but this can be harmful. It will release toxic fumes into the air and presents a serious hazard. DVD shredders have been specifically designed to destroy the data, so opt for the safer method.