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Mutilation/crushing of hard drives and solid state drives (SSD)

Data destruction that won’t crush your budget. Always available onsite or offsite.

How can you offer high quality, reassuring data destruction for low quantity projects or a mixed bag of different media and devices?

Guardian’s hard drive mutilation/crushing service delivers DOD compliance for keyboard attack — and secure, compliant data destruction.

Hard Drives. Mangled beyond accessibility.

Designed specifically for low, low quantities, hard drives are spiked at multiple locations and all connectivity access points to ensure that data is unable to be retrieved by keyboard access.

This method is also used for failed drive erasures and meets DOD requirements for keyboard attacks.

Build the best solution

For the most secure solution at a not-so-scary price, combine crushing and destroying with degaussing or conventional 30 mm shredding to ensure total destruction.

And, ask about our pack, ship and logistics options for a single source solution.

“Thank you for the outstanding service we’ve received so far. Your crews are professional, efficient and easy to work with. I am extremely grateful for the continued support.”

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Crushing the problem

Whether you have hard drives, thumb drives, flash drives, solid state drives (SSD) or a combination, Guardian physically crushes the hardware into a compressed, thoroughly mangled clump. All the memory chips are spiked, penetrated and perforated as part of the crushing process and your client is assured that NSA standards have been adhered to.

Chain of Custody in Data Destruction

Hard drive mutilation and crushing service options include:

  • Device serial # scan
  • Inventory validation and reconciliation
  • On your schedule
  • Full audit with reporting
  • Rigorous chain of custody documentation
  • Documentation for compliance, audits and reports
  • Onsite, offsite or hybrid
  • Single source vendor (shred, erasure, pulverization, audit, packing, shipping, logistics, etc.)
  • Lockable storage, secure cases and cages
  • Hard drive removal from device
  • Recycling >
  • IT Asset Disposition Support >

15+ years of data destruction service and NAID AAA Certification

  • NIST certified equipment.
  • In compliance with regulatory and legal mandates.
  • Written and enforced data destruction processes.
  • Trained, bonded, uniformed workforce with security clearance.
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Guardian offers more

Onsite hard drive mutilation and crushing decreases the risk of data breaches, theft or loss in transit. With our mobile data destruction trucks and global partnerships we can destroy data just about anywhere.

Our standardized processes and flexible approach create a consistent process that fits neatly into any project scope and any partner agreements.

Guardian follows a hands-on project management policy so that any issues (there will inevitably be one) are vetted, communicated, escalated and resolved as quickly as possible.

Blue Shield

Data erasure starts with a relationship

Every situation is different. That’s why we have a full range of services to meet every requirement (or whim).

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Get started

Let’s talk. Oftentimes we have a quick turnaround on the pricing and information you need to move forward with your project.

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Need a VAR or ITAD?

Guardian Data Destruction partners with VARs, MSPs, ITADs and resellers around the world.

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Overwhelmed with hard drive mutilation and crushing questions? Let’s have coffee and a conversation. Guardian can help.

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