Identity theft is all over the news. Not only are huge multi-national corporations like Target seeing cyber attacks, small businesses and even government agencies are increasingly falling prey to those bent on stealing all kinds of personal information, from Social Security Numbers to credit card details to bank account info.
Reading all these nerve-wracking headlines could lead you to believe that at least your information is safer at home. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
Each time you replace a laptop or desktop computer with a newer model, you are risking all the personal information stored on your older, out-of-date devices finding it’s way into the wrong hands. How can you protect against identity theft occurring right near home? Hard drive shredding is the inexpensive, easy-to-access solution! We know you probably have a few questions, and we’d like to take this moment to answer them.

How Does Hard Drive Shredding Work?

Hard drive shredding is easy! At EARecycling, we utilize the Ameri-Shred AMS 150, designed to handle both single hard drives or large volumes depending on our need. We just take your hard drive, feed it into the shredder, and it will slowly crush it until it’s totally destroyed — and the personal information saved on it is gone for good (see for yourself in our video)!

Isn’t Hard Drive Shredding Expensive?

We can shred hard drives for as little as $7, giving you peace of mind for less than it costs for you to go out to lunch. If old computers are building up in your house over time as newer models are purchased, we’d be happy to not only shred your hard drives, but also take those old computers off your hands entirely! You’ll be able to declutter your home and protect your identity at the same time.

Will I Be Able to See My Hard Drive Shredded in Person?

Absolutely! We commonly have our clients request to be present while we shred their hard drives, to ensure that their confidential information never leaves their sight. We have no problems with you standing by to watch your hard drive get destroyed. If you’d like, we can sometimes even allow clients to feed the hard drive into the shredder themselves, so you maintain contact with your information right up until it’s totally destroyed.

Where Can I Learn More?

We’ve written a few blogs on the topic of hard drive shredding, as it’s a service we really enjoy being able to provide for our clients. You can learn about why hard drive shredding is essential for your industry, how it can help small businesses with their IT security, how it aids in asset destruction, and on our hard drive shredding page you can even see a video of it in action!

Where Can I Get Hard Drive Shredding Services?

Right here at EARecycling, of course! We’re in the process of moving further into Greenville from our current location just off Woodruff Road. Give us a call at (800) 746-1823 or contact us online to let us know you’re interested or ask us any further questions you might have about ewaste recycling or hard drive shredding. We’d be happy to answer them! We work both with commercial businesses and also with residential clients. We’ll schedule a time for you to have your hard drive(s) shredded and ensure your family has total IT security.

Cell phones, laptops, and other mobile devices make working remotely easier than ever. It’s not uncommon to see people hard at work in  coffee shops, hotel lobbies, or anywhere else there’s free WiFi. As working remotely often involves utilizing multiple devices, IT Asset Management (or ITAM) is given a unique challenge when it comes to workplace security.  Every device an employee uses for work contains potentially sensitive or confidential company information.

With so many employees working remotely, ITAM needs to track not only how many devices are in use by each individual, but also if software licenses are up to date and what is done with older devices when they are replaced by newer and more powerful models. IT Asset Management Specialists must work even harder to ensure that the company data stored on each device doesn’t make its way into the wrong hands.
Does your company have a solid plan in place for secure IT Asset Disposition?
Whether your company is still storing old devices in empty offices or storage closets or already practicing  safe and legal electronics recycling, tracking the security of company information can be the cause of serious headaches. How can you be sure your company’s or clients’ confidential data is safe?
We believe hard drive shredding is the answer.
Our Ameri-shred AMS 150 allows us to provide total data destruction services. The speed with which the AMS 150 works allows us to shred many devices quickly — perfect for companies dealing with many devices being replaced at once.
Looking for hard drive shredding services, but unable to make the trip to visit Electronic Asset Recycling? Not a problem – we can come to you. The Ameri-Shred AMS 150 is portable, so you can personally watch us ensure your confidential company information is totally destroyed on each and every device. Need more information or interested in scheduling a pickup? We’d love to hear from you! Give us a call at (800) 746-1823 or contact us online for more information.

At EA Recycling, we work hard to live up to our Total Destruction Guarantee, but we know that sometimes it’s just not enough to be promised that a hard drive will be wiped clean. We’ve made it the foundation of our business to be able to assure you that personal or sensitive data will never make it out of our facility, that’s why we are one of very few in our industry to provide not just the erasure of data, but the physical shredding and destruction of the hard drive itself. But how do you know if a service like yours needs a service like ours?

Why Should You Destroy Your Hard Drive?

We all know a used computer’s hard drive contains a lot of personal information, but for some industries there is an even bigger risk that comes along with having even larger amounts of sensitive data. Law firms, medical facilities, banks, accounting firms, and real estate agencies, for example, have LOADS of old e-mail messages, credit-card information, bank-account numbers, medical info, and Social-Security numbers on their hard drives, along with other personal information. When disposing of a hard drive it is essential to dispose of it safely and in a reliable manner. That is why our process ensures 100% data destruction, and we can provide every client with a data destruction guarantee.
We use the Ameri-Shred AMS 150. The Ameri-Shred AMS 150 destroys hard drives as easily as a traditional paper shredder rips through paper, except these machines are more powerful and capable of destroying a variety of different hard-drives and sizes. These shredders are also good for destroying other data-storage devices like cell phones, tablets, USB drives, etc., meaning we can offer you truly comprehensive ewaste recycling and destruction services.

Get Started Today!

Electronic Asset Recycling is a proud member of The National Association for Information Destruction, a global group that ensures that when you need truly secure data destruction, you can always find a company providing the very best.
Whether you’re looking for an ewaste disposal partner for your business or for your personal electronics, EA Recycling can handle all of your secure data destruction and hard drive shredding. If you still aren’t sure if hard drive shredding is right for you, give us a call at (864) 252-0418 or toll-free at (800) 746-1823 — we’ll listen to your needs and help you find the best possible solution for your ewaste problem. If you’re ready to get shredding, you can request a pickup today!