Certified Data Destruction Services From 2NDGEAR

Data destruction is the process of permanently erasing data from hard drives and other data storage devices. If the erasing is not thorough enough, you could be vulnerable to negative results such as data breaches and other liabilities.

We carry out all of our off-site data destruction services within our specially equipped 46,000 sq. ft. technology center that is staffed with certified technicians, who can erase your data through various methods, including military grade processes.

With our facility-wide video surveillance monitoring system, we offer video documentation of the destruction processes. We are also happy for organization representatives to witness these procedures in person and on site. 

Secure Data Destruction Process at Every Step

Data destruction is the process of permanently erasing data from hard drives and other data storage devices. If the erasing is not thorough enough you could be vulnerable to negative results such as data breaches and other liabilities. 

We carry out all of our off-site data destruction services within our specially equipped 46,000 sq. ft. technology center that is staffed with certified technicians, who can erase your data with various methods, including military grade processes.

With our facility wide video surveillance monitoring system, we can offer video documentation of the destruction processes. We are also happy for organization representatives to witness these procedures in person and on site.

Below we outline a few of the processes that we leverage to ensure that your data is properly destroyed.

1 Pass Data Wipe Process

1 Pass Data Wipe is a process that writes the same data in every storage sector as a pattern of all zeros. At a minimum, this will prevent the data from being retrieved simply by reading from the medium again using standard system functions. This is the quickest data destruction method. It performs a single pass on the selected partition or drive and zeroes out all sectors.

1 Pass Data Wipe Process

DOD Level 3 And 7 Data Wipe Processes

DOD Level 3 and 7 Data Wipe Process is implemented by software alone, and able to selectively target only part of the medium. Data wiping processes are a reliable method of clearing, as long as the media is writable and not damaged.

Both of these DOD processes are wipe methods used to counter data remnants by overwriting the storage medium with new data and are often called wiping a file or disk. Whilst identical in their procedures, as the name suggests, level 7 is twice as thorough as it repeats the wiping process seven times instead of three.

DOD Level 3 And 7 Data Wipe Processes

Hard Drive Shredding

Over 80% of office computers hold sensitive corporate information. 2NDGEAR will shred hard drives, tapes, USB drives, and telephones with protected methods that permanently destroy all data on them.

Disposal of your shredded materials is done through our secure and environmentally advanced Zero landfill, Zero Export process. We can also assist with de-installation of hard drives from your existing equipment as well.

Hard Drive Shredding

Hard Drive Crushing

2NDGEAR uses the Garner PD-4 Hard Drive Crusher to inflict irreparable damage to the hard drive, rendering stored files totally unobtainable. A steady crushing motion focuses 12,000 lbs of force that literally destroys the internal disk.

Our process follows the leading security and privacy mandates requiring complete destruction of media containing private and confidential information prior to its environmentally responsible disposal.

Hard Drive Crushing

Dedicated to the Environment

We are committed to reducing e-waste within our data destruction processes, if we cannot refurbish or recycle something, then we always engage in proper disposal methods.

Dedicated to the Environment

CALL US AT 1-714-622-3170 TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF YOUR DATA TODAY!

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