With the fast pace that technology is changing, it is common for consumers to go through multiple pieces of technology rather quickly. When changing over from one piece to another, it is important to dispose of old IT assets. Unfortunately, simply erasing data from the hard drive is not enough. Instead, there are other measures you can take to ensure you protect your data.
One of the most sure fire ways to protect your data is through hard drive destruction. When the pieces of the hard drive are destroyed, they become unreadable. However, it is important that you do this through a professional. This is because even if you think you have destroyed your hard drive, you can still gather information from small pieces. Therefore, when your hard drive is destroyed by a professional, at an off-site location, they will ensure that it will be unreadable.
There are also companies that offer on-site destruction. This means that professionals will come to your office and degauss or physically destroy your equipment. Degaussing is the destruction of information through the use of magnetic charges that erase data on hard drives. However, degaussing only works for magnetic devices. When physical destruction takes place on-site, they will bring small machines that can apply enough force to break the platters of the hard drive. While some argue that on-site destruction is more secure, it is often more expensive. As long as you hire a professional company, you can be sure that your data will be destroyed and your data will remain safe. So, if you’re wondering “how can I dispose of my IT assets” call West Coast Computer Recycler to handle this for you. Get a quote now!