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a laptop or desktop computer with a newer model, you are risking all the personal information stored on your older, out-of-date devices finding it’s way into the wrong hands.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.