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What to Know About Hard Disk Shredders

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February 28, 2018
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If your company or business is concerned with data security than you should also be talking about data destruction. Data destruction is the only way to make sure that your old and out of date data can remain secure. Even if you delete files from a computer, for example, it remains on the hard drive and can be easily accessed if it ever gets into the hands of the wrong person. One of the best ways to ensure your data is appropriately destroyed is to use a hard disk shredder.

Hard disk shredders are extremely popular with companies because they are the only data destruction method that can 100% guarantee that your data will be irrecoverable after it goes to an electronics recycler. Electronic recyclers use a wide variety of hard drive shredders since they are not all the same. For example, there are smaller sized shredders that only shred around 45-100 hard drives per hour. Medium sized shredders can shred anywhere between 450 - 600 shredders per hour. Larger shredders can shred up to 2000 or even 2500 hard drives per hour. When companies have a lot of old computers, hard drives and other electronic materials that they need to get rid of, sending them to an electronic recycler is an excellent option as they can get rid of all their e-waste in a timely and efficient manner.

The DF-4 Destroyer from Data Security, Inc. is a popular hard drive shredder with recycler companies as it is simple, reliable and surprisingly quiet. The DF-4 destroyer is also incredibly quick as it destroys hard drives in just 4 seconds or less. The machine combines a tactic of bending and puncturing the hard drive or other electronic devices, which results in the device shattering and being mangled into irrecoverable parts. Whichever hard drive shredder a company uses, be sure to consider data destruction to keep your old data safe.

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