What Devices Are Candidates for Data Destruction?

When you think of data destruction, the first thing that may come to your mind is erasing all of the files on a computer. You would not be entirely wrong in thinking this since computers do store a large majority of pretty much anyone’s files. This is especially true for larger companies who can store hundreds or even thousands of various files on work computers. What most people fail to consider is the fact that computers are not the only devices that store files, let alone files of a sensitive nature. These other devices containing personal and sensitive files also need to be considered for data destruction before being thrown out.


So what types of devices need to be considered for data destruction? Preferably anything that could possibly store files should be considered. Hard drives from computers and laptops are the number one candidates for data destruction since they typically hold the largest number of files. Other items that need to be considered include solid state drives, RAM sticks, USB thumb drives, data tape cartridges, CD/DVD media, and portable devices. All these items could potentially contain sensitive information, so when before throwing them away it is important to make sure that all files are properly destroyed.

Now that you are aware of the types of files that are eligible for data destruction, the next step is to find a reputable company to efficiently carry out the data destruction. Just because you erase a file on your computer does not mean it is completely gone from the hard drive. At WC Recycler, you can feel safe knowing that we offer secure data disposal in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Protect yourself and your privacy. If you are unsure if an item is eligible for data destruction services, simply give us a call and we will be able to assist you further.