Secure data destruction
Computer data is stored on a hard drive or solid state drive. Hard drives store the data on a magnetic disc called a platen and solid state drives store the data electronically. Both kinds of storage device are designed to be very robust and to keep your data safe from loss. This is all very well while you are using the drive in your computer, but not what you want when you come to dispose of it. Perhaps you have bought a new computer and want to give the old one to a relative or to a friend. Perhaps you have kept the computer but upgraded it with a new drive and need to dispose of the old one safely. However you come to have a spare drive, your precious and probably confidential data will still be perfectly readable on your old drive, even if you have deleted it.
You don't want anyone else to see your data so you need to be sure it is completely deleted. We can remove all the data from a drive with secure data deletion to government security standards. We carry out the secure data wipe where you can see us doing it, on your site. We don't remove the drive from site so there is no chance of it getting lost and falling into the hands of someone who should not have it. Once the data on your drive has been securely wiped, you can take it to the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection point at your council recycling centre, or give it to a friend or relative, secure in the knowledge that whatever happens to it, your data has been safely deleted.