Secure Data Removal and Destruction

Secure Data Removal and DestructionIf you decide to upgrade your computer or laptop with a brand new one, we can help you avoid identity theft with our “Secure Data Removal and Destruction” service.

We can take your old hard drive and securely remove all files from the system, ensuring they can never be recovered by any third party.

Hard Drive Data Destruction

Once we have your hard drive we use special software that overwrites all the data on the disk using a random writing algorithm. This algorithm is known as the “Gutmann” algorithm and erases data by writing a series of 35 patterns over the disk to be erased.

This method of data removal conforms to the standard set by the American Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M), which states that the data destruction should consist of an:

Overwrite of all addressable locations with a character, its complement, then a random character and verify"

Using this method of Secure Data Removal we can ensure your personal data remains just that, personal. This method causes no physical damage to the hard drive, allowing the computer or laptop to be re-sold in confidence.

Please see our prices page for details of costs.