Steps You Should Taking When Destroying Your Computer

If you have an old computer that you no longer have any use for, you might be wondering what to do with it. Before making any decision, you should know that many states have regulations where you can’t simply throw away your computer into the trash. This is because of the amount of hazardous materials and heavy metals that are in computers. Instead of throwing away your old computers, recycling them is the preferred option of getting rid of electronics.

Within the recycling world, there are different ways to recycle. While wiping hard drives clean so that computers can then be re-used is considered a form of recycling, the most common way of computer recycling is when the physical computer is destroyed and all parts that can be reused are sifted out, otherwise known as computer destruction.  One important thing to consider when destroying an old computer is that all of your old information is on the computer. Just because you may have deleted all the files from it, they are still written on the hard drive. This means you want to be careful about how you get rid of your computer. Some recycling companies are not certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which means all of your data on your computer could be at risk. With this in mind, it is important that you take your old computer to a certified recycling company.

West Coast Computer Recycler offers safe and secure data destruction services. Since they are certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency, you can rest easy knowing that they will safely and securely destroy your computer while also securely getting rid of any data that may be on it. In addition to hard drives, West Coast Computer Recycler also destroys laptops, RAM sticks, CD/DVDs, USB thumb drives, cassette tapes, and more.

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Steps Needed For Computer Destruction
There are a few steps needed with computer destruction. Making sure all old info is erased off the computer and Making sure the company is certified are a couple of very important factors.
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The Case for Onsite Hard Drive Shredding

If your business or company is ready to retire old computers, simply deleting the information off these computers is not enough. Sensitive information such as emails, budgetary numbers, invoices, and personal information are still stored on the hard drive. The only way to completely ensure that this information will be untraceable is to use data destruction. There are a number of different types of data destruction services that are offered. However, one of the most reliable ways to completely destroy data is by shredding the hard drive. Companies that need this service are those who do not plan on reusing or giving away their old computers. This is the best way to ensure your information will not resurface in the wrong hands.

If hard drive shredding sounds right for you, consider getting onsite data destruction. This means that the company you hire will come directly to your place of business and destroy the data on site. This is a huge appeal to many because you can keep track of your computers the whole time so you know that none of your information will be at risk. Off-site companies simply pack up your computers and drive away, leaving you unsure of what is happening in the process. With on-site hard drive shredding companies, they will keep you in the loop from start to finish. In fact, you can even witness the data process if you so choose. That way, you can know for certain that your data has not been breached. It is also easier then having to drop off equipment yourself to a third party data destruction company. Why make the trip when a company is willing to come to you?

There are many different companies offering on-site hard drive shredding services all with competing prices.

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On-Site Hard Drive Shredding
When you're ready to get rid of a computer, sensitive information such as emails, budgetary numbers, invoices, and personal information are still stored on the hard drive. Secure hard-drive destruction is needed to fully protect your private information.
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Purchasing A Hard Drive Shredder

If you or your business has old electronics such as old computers, it is likely that there is still sensitive information stored on the hard drives. Even if you have deleted all of the files, the information can still be recovered when going to the hard drive. This is why many people have taken to shredding hard drives as this is the most effective way of destroying personal or sensitive data. If you are looking to get rid of information off of old devices, consider buying a hard drive shredder.

There are a variety of products that you can purchase when looking to get rid of sensitive data. For example, if you are looking to recycle or redeploy old hard drives, and simply want to remove information from it, you should look into different types of hard drive erasers or degaussers. If however, you are looking to completely destroy the hard drive as you are not planning on reusing it, then a hard drive shredder is what you should be looking into. Here are some of the best models currently out there. The PD-5 Hard Drive is CE approved and has 50% more crushing power than the previous PD-4 model. In addition, the PD-5 offers an LCD display, a 9 second cycle for two hard drives and even an optional Flash Media/SSD destruction insert option.

The MediaVise Compact HD Destroyer is also CE approved at NSA evaluated. This model will completely destroy, crush and mangle a computer hard drive making any personal information completely unreadable. The MediaVise Compact HD Destroyer with Chute is a brand new model is a newer version that offers a new feature. With the added chute, this model will automatically eject the destroyed hard drive into a waste container that is under the chute. In this way, the mangled pieces are automatically put into the waste so that you don’t have to worry about it. With this added feature, the MediaVise Compact Destroyer with Chute is the fastest, continuous data crushing machine on the market.

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Buying A Hard Drive Shredder
There are a variety of products that you can purchase when looking to get rid of sensitive data. The PD-5 Hard Drive and The MediaVise Compact HD Destroyer are 2 of the many options out there.
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El Monte, CA
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