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SECURE DATA DESTRUCTION

Let Archive Data Solutions help you properly destroy your hard drives and tapes, safeguarding the integrity of your corporate information

Tripping over your archive tapes and drives?   Ready to finally clean up that server room?   Even though that data is old, you’re under just the same risk of exposure should it become lost or leaked…   Archive Data can ensure that every piece off data is eradicated from every hard drive and tape. If you’d like, we can handle the end of life destruction or recycling of the drives and tapes themselves. Everything you need to get that server room back to its impeccable standard.

On-Site Destruction

Archive Data personnel will arrive at your facility and once your team briefs us on the specifics, we take it from there. You can remain as involved as you want in the process.

We know you are busy. Our goal is to handle the project and let you stay focused on more pressing matters.

Our team will perform a dual-verification process of data eradication. This means that we build an audit list of all drives or tapes that are meant for eradication and an audit list of the drives and tapes that were eradicated. That way your team has clear visibility that nothing was missed during the process and more importantly, you have documented proof of the exact work done with the Certificate of Destruction provided.

Level 1 Services
Secure Shred
Serial Number Capture
Serial Number Destruction Report
Certificate of Destruction
EPA Compliance
Zero Landfill Policy

Level 2 Services
Video Capture / Imbedded Serial Number
Self Contained Vehicle
Secure Shred
Serial Number Capture
Serial Number Destruction Report
Certificate of Destruction
EPA Compliance
Zero Landfill Policy

Off-Site Destruction

Level 2 Services
Secure Transport
Optional GPS Tracking
Immediate Scheduling
Secure Shred
Serial Number Capture
Serial Number Destruction Report
Certificate of Destruction
EPA Compliance
Zero Landfill Policy

Off-site destruction services can provide an extra layer of protection. The hard drives are audited on-site — you receive an list of the drive serial numbers to be eradicated. These drives are then sent via secure transport to our facility.

Upon arrival at our secure facility, a second audit is performed. So now you have the first audit to show exactly which drives left your facility and a second audit to show that each of these drives are now located in our facility and awaiting your final confirmation before any eradication work begins. Upon your confirmation to proceed, the eradication work begins and you are provided with a final certificate of data destruction.

This may seem like an unnecessary, extra step in the process. In fact – many of our clients have found that this was the absolutely most critical step. We’re always impressed at the detail with which our clients track of all their IT assets. But even the best of these processes is subject to plain old human error. Not your error of course, you can blame that new guy! A simple mistake made when cataloging that drive or tape into your system under the wrong location or status could mean that you are about to eradicate ACTIVE data… big headache!

This extra verification done during off-site eradication provides you with two key things: time and separation. You have as much time as you need to verify that those are indeed that drives or tapes that you MEANT to flag for destruction. Having the assets physically separated from your environment makes the process much smoother AND safer as it will be easier for you to recognize any discrepancies, and thankfully you still have the time to act on them.