The hard disk destruction service is now one of the leading options for those who wish to remove data that has been stored on a computer. Since the service is relatively new, there have been several myths about the hard disk destruction service. Within this latest post, we’ll separate the fact from fiction as we go over several hard drive destruction service myths.

Stockpiling hard drives in a secure location is safe

A common mistaken belief within the industry is that stockpiling hard drives in a secure location is safe. But data on stockpiled hard drives can still be stolen. Make sure that you consider the location of the hard drive and the time before the hard drive is destroyed. Simply keeping stockpiled hard drives in a secure location cannot protect the data from theft.

Formatting destroys data

While formatting data on your hard disk might corrupt a partition on the disk, it won’t completely destroy the data. The data on a formatted hard disk is still recoverable using modern technology, and so it’s important that you only use professional hard disk destruction services.

Magnets destroy hard disks

While there was a time when you could simply place a magnet on the hard disk to destroy the data stored on the disk, this is no longer the case. Data stored on the hard disk is now protected against magnetic forces, and so using a magnetic is no longer 100% effective.

A small business wouldn’t be a target for data theft

Many small business owners are under the impression that their business wouldn’t be targeted because of their size. Unfortunately, small businesses across the country are now subject to data theft. The data of your organization and its customers is worth significant amounts of money, and criminals will try many different techniques to gain access to this data.

Our experts at Hot Shred take a range of steps to ensure that our hard disk destruction service is completely successful.  The entire process is certified by industry experts and is offered through several convenient options, such as office pick up or directly at our facility. To discover more about the steps involved, call us today.