Destroying a hard drive can me managed in different ways. Security is in degrees. The simplest and the least effective is setting you hard drive to factory setting. This DOES NOT destroy your personal information. Every piece of data that was ever on your computer is still there.
Another way yet limited in effectiveness is to take your hard drive out and pound it with a hammer. This is dangerous and not a sufficient way to destroy data.
There are methods of wiping, degaussing and deleting. None of those methods will be as effective is shredding hard drives.
Secure on-site hard drive shredding
is available for no charge for businesses in the Greater Tampa Bay Area by Urban E Recycling.
We at Urban E Recycling put your security first. Shredding your hard drive is the only way we can guarantee your data is unretrievable.
We are able to do this for NO CHARGE because we make our money from the metals; silver, gold, copper, aluminum, and platinum.