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Hard Drive Destruction in New York, NY

Physical files are not the only way for identity thieves to steal your private information. Your hard drives also need to be destroyed before they leave your possession.

This is required for compliance with privacy laws on New York state and federal levels, including HIPAA and FACTA. Simply wiping a hard drive clean of your files is not enough to ensure they cannot be recoverable, as all files are in fact recoverable from a hard drive regardless whether or not they have been erased.

You must be vigilant in discovering all the hidden hard drives around your home and office aside from the one in your desktop computer. These hard drives often contain a copy of every file they’ve ever received.

To be sure your data is secure, there is no better way than to physically destroy the hard drive. Hard drive destruction can be done at your New York City location or at a secure plant. The pieces are then melted down for metal recycling. This is absolute destruction. 

Hard drive destruction is a critical step in protecting your electronic information. Additionally, it can be key to protecting the environment. After the shredding process, the hard drives are properly disposed of while compliant with EPA regulations. Additionally, services follow all state hazardous waste requirements. Keep your information safe while also protecting your planet.

Why Professional Destruction?

  1. Complete Data Destruction: Shredding hard drives ensures that all data stored on the drive is irreversibly destroyed. Unlike other methods such as formatting or degaussing, which may leave traces of data behind, shredding physically destroys the drive, rendering data recovery impossible.
  2. Data Security: Shredding hard drives provides the highest level of security for sensitive information. By physically shredding the drive into small pieces, it eliminates the risk of data breaches and unauthorized access to confidential data, protecting individuals and organizations from identity theft and data theft.
  3. Compliance with Privacy Regulations: Many industries, including healthcare, finance, and government, are subject to strict data protection regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI DSS. Shredding hard drives ensures compliance with these regulations by securely and permanently destroying sensitive data, minimizing the risk of non-compliance penalties and legal repercussions.
  4. Protection Against Data Resale: Simply deleting files or formatting a hard drive does not prevent data from being recovered and exploited by cybercriminals. Shredding hard drives prevents the resale or reuse of the drive, ensuring that sensitive data remains confidential and cannot be exploited for malicious purposes.
  5. Environmental Responsibility: Shredding hard drives promotes environmental sustainability by facilitating the proper disposal and recycling of electronic waste (e-waste). Shredded hard drive components can be recycled, reducing the environmental impact of electronic waste and conserving valuable resources.

Electronic Devices that Require Destruction

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  1. Embedded flash on boards and devices, including motherboards and peripheral cards such as network adapters or any other adapter containing non volatile flash memory
  2. Biomedical devices such as physiologic monitors, infusion pumps, ventilators, MRI, CT, and diagnostic ultrasound and laboratory analyzers
  3. RAM and ROM-based storage devices
  4. Legacy magnetic media like floppy drives, zip disks and magnetic tapes
  5. Mobile devices like cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, tablets and laptops
  6. USB removable media such as pen drives, thumb drives, flash drives and sticks
  7. Memory cards, including SD, SDHC, MMC, compact flash, microdrive and memory sticks
  8. Fax machines, scanners, copiers, and printers
  9. Optical media, including CDs and DVDs
  10. PC hard drives

Get FREE Quotes on Hard Drive Destruction in NYC!

New York Paper Shredding Service understands the security threats that digital data is vulnerable to, which is why we provide secure, compliant destruction options of the hard drives and all your electronic media devices. Ensure your safety by contacting New York Paper Shredding Service to discuss which devices you are in possession of that may pose a threat to your or your business’ security. Fill out the form to the left , or give us a call at (212) 918-1863 for free quotes today!

New York Paper Shredding Service
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New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 918-1863
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