Hard Drive Destruction

Computer Security and data destruction are top priorities for the Surplus Property department when a department computer is sent to us. We provide safe, secure destruction of the computer’s hard drive by using a Hard Disk Crusher.

In less than 10 seconds, 750 lbs of force crushes through the center of the hard drive and its spindles. It physically creates ripples in the platters making it impossible to recover any data. Unlike degaussers or wipe drive programs, the crushed hard drives provides visual verification that the unit has been destroyed. Once destroyed, the unit is recycled for its metal content.

This service is provided free to University departments.