Physical destruction of hard drives is required when classified and/or sensitive information has been stored. This is particularly important within industries dealing with sensitive data. Think government, medical etc.

Once a hard drive has been shredded, it won't be able to be operated again, guaranteeing secure destruction of the data.

It can be hard to imagine the volume of data and information that can be stored within a hard drive. This table shows the average number of documents potentially being stored per gigabyte of data.

Document Type Average Pages Per Gigabyte Pages Stored On 400 Gigabyte HD
Word 64,000  25,600,000
Excel 165,000  66,000,000
Powerpoint 17,000  6,800,000
Email 100,00  40,000,000

The volume seen here outlines the importance of hard drive security.

We offer a range of hard drive shredders to suit your needs.