There are multiple ways to ensure that secure information is handled with care. Still, the main tools our Data Destruction Services use are data wiping, degaussing, and destruction. With data wiping, the hard drive’s information is removed for good and can’t be recovered. Degaussing is the process of eliminating stored data from a hard drive using a magnet.
If devices are still functional, we ensure the electronic assets are refurbished or broken down into parts for reuse or resale. This is to prevent any part of your device from ending up in a landfill.
Another method for Data Eradication is to remove the physical hard drive from your electronic device and destroy it using physical force. Like degaussing, data shredding destroys the hard drive in a few different ways. This method shreds up a hard drive like a paper shredder, and your device gets sorted into raw commodities, such as plastics and metals. At Surplus Service, our Data Destruction Services use data eradication equipment that meets or exceeds DoD 5200.22-M and NIST 800-88 standards to keep your data safe and out of the hands of data thieves.