Data Destruction to DoD Standards.
Permanent file deletion and absolute data erasure is a good lay person’s definition of DoD standard wiping. The erasing process takes hours. In fact, it can take up to seven hours for some hard drives . In the past, Urban E Recycling, inc. used 16 bays per machine for erasing. No more. The machine was watched by security cameras 24 hours a day.
Our new policy to ‘never clean and sell hard drives’ was implemented January 1, 2016. *The cameras are still in place!
The standard full name: DoD 5220.22-M is the method and one that you should insist on before recycling if there is a slight possibility of compromising data on the drive. Urban E Recycling shreds hards drives instead of wiping.