Collection: HDD & SSD Destruction

Safely and securely destroying data will depend upon your security requirements. Many opt to use hard disk shredders to dispose of HDD and SSD, but this may not be enough for organizations requiring a higher level of security. In those situations, combining HDD and SSD shredding with a degausser will ensure that data cannot be retrieved from the devices, keeping top secret and sensitive information safe.

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At Whitaker Brothers, we take the security of your data seriously, with over 75 years of experience selling data destruction equipment around the world.

Secure hard drive destruction

Hard drive punchers and shredders guarantee total hard drive destruction through intensive demolition Our selection of sanitation machines is capable of rendering any data on solid-state drives irretrievable, ensuring your sensitive information remains safe With products listed here capable of delivering 20 tons of crushing force, hard drive and solid-state drive destruction are efficient No matter the industry you are in, effectively destroying data saved onto Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD) will give you maximum protection.

At Whitaker Brothers, you’ll find a variety of destructive equipment to choose from We stock cross-cut hard drive shredders and automatic hard drive crushers, ensuring that any important or sensitive data is effectively destroyed For some organizations, you’ll need to take additional steps to ensure maximum security Our range of NSA-listed degaussers will ensure that the data cannot be retrieved from the devices, with prices starting at just over $500.

While many believe that drilling HDD or SSD will be enough to destroy the data, it often is not The drive itself must be crushed or shredded, before being treated with a degausser This will help to make it impossible for anyone to retrieve data from the drive afterwards For governmental organizations or military branches, this is the level of destruction you need.


Following NSA guidance on SSD destruction

Established in 1945, Whitaker Brothers prides itself on delivering the best in data destruction equipment From paper shredders to SSD destruction machines, we have everything you need to protect sensitive data and meet vital NSA guidelines With NSA-listed data destruction, you can rest assured that you have the best equipment available and at a competitive price.

With over 75 years of industry expertise, the Whitaker Brothers team is here to help Call us today at (800) 243-9226 to speak to one of our data destruction experts and get their recommendations on the right equipment for your business We are proud of the reputation we have cultivated over the years, assisting clients beyond their purchase At our service center you can discover more about maintenance contracts, book a technician to repair your equipment, or buy supplies, spare parts and accessories.

We are trusted by businesses across industries and even across the globe to effectively destroy their data With Whitaker Brothers’ equipment in 115 countries and on every single continent, you know that you are in safe hands Talk to our team today if you have any questions or concerns and we will help you however we can.


How do you properly destroy a hard drive?

Destroying a hard drive to ensure that the data cannot be retrieved from it is challenging This is why experts recommend using a hard drive shredder to break the hard drive itself For an additional layer of protection and security, a degausser will ensure that any data on the drive cannot be rescued.


Can you drill a hard drive to destroy it?

Drilling a hard drive to destroy it is not always an effective method In order to destroy the data, you need to drill in the correct place Even then, the data can still be retrieved afterwards Using a combination of a degausser and a shredder is the most effective way to ensure data protection.


Can SSD data be destroyed?

Destroying an SSD is considered more challenging than other counterparts, as the SSD does not store data magnetically Traditional methods will not give the same level of security, which is why an SSD shredder is the best solution.


Which is better for HDD and SSD destruction: shredding, puncturing, or degaussing?

Puncturing is where multiple pins are punched into the drive itself while shredding breaks the drive into many smaller pieces Of the two, many prefer to use shredding as it breaks the drive into smaller pieces However, for another layer of security, degaussing can be used on HDD to prevent data from being retrieved.