Data erasure or data wiping is a software-based method of overwriting data that completely destroys all electronic data from hard disk drives or other digital media.
Permanent data erasure goes beyond basic file deletion commands and formatting, which only removes allocation tables and makes data recovery possible with common software tools. Data erasure removes all information from the drive while leaving the disk operable. This reduces waste as good hardware is re-used and will maximise the residual vale of your equipment.
The process is assured by the issue of certificates corresponding to the serial numbers of the physical drives.
The cost of certified data erasure varies as there is often a residual value for the equipment or drives that can be offset against the erasure cost. It’s better to get individual quotations for any erasure you need.
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Individual Certificates for each hard drive wiped.
Serial number asset list.
Individual storage for HDD segregation.
Sub room for data-wiping locked independent of main entrance
CRB checked staff for data wiping
Hard drive Destruction
Hard drive destruction is the physical granulation of the hard disk, under supervision, to an approved standard.
The cost for data destruction is (includes collection, asset list and certificate):
Data destruction is an important aspect of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling process, as it ensures that personal and sensitive information is securely erased from electronic devices before they are recycled.
Items such as computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices often store sensitive information, such as personal contacts, financial information, and login credentials. If this information falls into the wrong hands, it can lead to serious security breaches and identity theft. Data destruction helps to ensure that personal information is protected and that it does not end up in the wrong hands.
There are several methods of data destruction that can be used to securely erase data from electronic devices. Some of the most common methods include:
Physical destruction: This method involves physically destroying the hard drive or other storage device, such as shredding it or crushing it. This ensures that the data cannot be recovered or accessed.
Degaussing: This method involves using a powerful magnetic field to erase the data from the hard drive. This method is often used on older hard drives that do not have a built-in data destruction feature.
Software wiping: This method uses specialized software to overwrite the data on the hard drive multiple times, making it impossible to recover.
Blanking: This method uses specialized software to wipe the entire hard drive, including the boot sector and the partition table, making the hard drive unreadable and unrecoverable.
At SFXwe specialises in electronic waste management and data destruction. SFX has the necessary equipment, software, and personnel to ensure that data destruction is carried out securely and efficiently.
In summary, data destruction is an essential part of the WEEE recycling process. It ensures that personal and sensitive information is securely erased from electronic devices before they are recycled. Data destruction methods such as physical destruction, degaussing, software wiping, and blanking can be used to erase data from electronic devices. It is important to use SFX, a professional electronic waste management and data destruction company, as we have the necessary equipment, software and personnel to ensure that data destruction is carried out securely and efficiently.