So, you're ready to buy a new computer, and you're going to donate your old computer to a
non-profit agency, family member, or friend? Do you know that if you do that,
you're essentially giving away all of your information? Or, has your current computer died,
and you want to make sure there is no way that the contents of the hard drive can be read?
A computer's hard drive is the paperback-book sized device inside it that stores all
of the data. This website that you're reading right now is stored on a hard
drive within a server located somewhere in the United States, and likewise, a copy of
this page is now temporarily stored locally on your own hard drive for viewing. If you simply give your computer
away - especially to someone you don't know - you can run the risk of identity fraud. There are people out there that actively
scour dumpsters and landfills for computers, looking to take the hard drive out and view
all of the contents; e-mails, web sites visited, photographs, financial documents, and so on.
Do you want strangers or family members viewing your past, or taking a look at all the
sensitive information on your computer? If you're giving your computer to a family member, we can perform a military-grade hard drive
format, so that all prior data on it is erased, and any traces of you are completely removed. If you're going to throw your
computer out, it's better to perform the military-grade format on the drive, and then either keep it or discard it.
Contact us for all of your data destruction needs. We'll handle it all for you,
as we take data security and data theft prevention very, very seriously. We'll
pickup your old computer or hard drive, make the data impossible to recover, and
then return your hard-drive to you (if necessary) via Priority Mail from the USPS. Once the data destruction service has finished,
there will be no way of retrieving your data. The methods that we use surpass government levels, so that no one, not even
the CIA or NSA can read yuour hard drive. Seriously.
One of the biggest challenges for all of us in the future regarding computers
will be identity theft, and the prevention of general data theft. Computer privacy - or lack thereof - will be a big topic of discussion
as the weeks and months go on. A somewhat smaller, manageable challenge, is to make sure all of our customers are properly safeguarded in the best way
We recommend that all residential users call us for this service whenever they are
discarding an old PC. Small businesses, or businesses in the field of finance and healthcare, may
be required to securely delete the hard drives (and at the same time may be required to keep data stored for a set number of years) as required by the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (, 1996), or
other federal, state or local laws.