Destroying Hard disks
What will criminals do with my data
I can’t overstate the dangers of personal or business data falling into the hands of others. Other peoples data is a treasure trove for snoopers and criminals alike. People often have pictures they would not want other people to see. Email can be full of sensitive attachments like scans of documents like passports insurance documents and medical information.
Criminals will use your contacts to send spam and malware to your friends, family and business associates. The Malware could be stealing peoples identities and making more victims. Computer crime is rife, and most people don’t appreciate how creative criminals are.
Physical disk destruction
There are some circumstances when it is not practical or cost-effective to securely wipe old hard disks. Older computers might not work at all or might not be able to boot from USB key or CD. If the hard drives are faulty or have an old interface like SCSI, connecting them to other machines is not practical.
In these situations, the physical destruction of hard drives is a better solution. In the business environment smashing disks with hammers or drilling holes through them is not possible or compatible with health and safety rules. Smashing hard drives with hammers can result in flying pieces of the circuit board or metal casing, as well as possibly causing damage to other property or personal injury.
Atomik.biz offers a physical hard disk destruction service. We use a 10-ton hydraulic press to crush hard drives. The hydraulic press deforms the disk to such an extent that there is no possibility or retrieving data.
Atomik.biz only destroy hard disks off-site. If you want the drives returned or pictures before disposal, we will do that. We dispose of the destroyed hard drives to recycling.
Our hydraulic press is also useful for destroying large numbers of CDs or old backup tapes.
For confidence your data has been destroyed
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