Secure Data Erasure
When it's time for a new computer, or an upgrade of your current
computer's storage, what do you do to make sure that the information is
safely and securely gone? What do you do with those old hard drives,
floppy diskettes, compact discs, backup tapes, USB memory keys and
external hard drives?
Throwing away an unwanted computer, storage device or disk is a bad
idea. Finding these items and using the information stored on them for
fraudulent purposes is big business
in some places! At the very least, your computer probably contains
personal information and things that you consider to be private. As a
home computer user, you don't want to make these things public. Walsh
Computer Technology can help.
Business owners--especially those in the financial and medical
industries--are under even more pressure than ever to make sure that no
information leaves their operation. The laws concerning information
disclosure have become more potent over the years, and the
ramifications for violating them--even unintentionally--can be severe.
Don't take this risk. Walsh Computer Technology can help.
Whether you are a home or business owner, you do not have to look far
to find news stories of data loss or leakage, some of it from
improperly discarded computers. And just putting files in the Recycle
Bin or Trash isn't enough--you need to make sure they are overwritten
with random data if you want to be at all sure they are really gone.
We offer many data destruction options, for almost every type of
computer storage device out there. For those who truly require the
ultimate in security, we offer physical destruction of the storage
device or media--with proof that the destruction took place if you need
it. We can even degauss tapes and hard drives if needed.
For those who wish to sell, donate, re-use or start over fresh with
their current computer or storage media, we offer data erasure services
that allow the unwanted device to be reused in other ways.
Home computer data destruction is FREE
for computers delivered to our location. We will provide a certificate
of data destruction upon request, up to thirty days after your data is
Business computer data destruction starts at $5 per computer or less for many computers (fifty or more). Please see our pricing page
On-site data destruction services will be billed at our normal hourly
rate of $20 per hour, along with the per computer fee. We typically do
not have to remain onsite other than to start the process and return
when it is finished to verify that your information is gone.
You might also be interested in our Recycling
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* Please note: All data destruction is done in good faith, and Walsh
Computer Technology disclaims all liability for the results of data
destruction we perform. This service is provided for use strictly at
your own risk. It is possible, especially with methods such as pattern
overwriting, that bits of data can survive the erasure process. We
strongly recommend total destruction or degaussing of storage devices
and media if you need to be as sure as possible that the data is
If we believe that we cannot do a satisfactory job of destroying your
data, we will tell you. Walsh Computer Technology reserves the right to
refuse any data erasure or destruction job for any reason.
Please also make sure that you have backed up or moved away any data you wish to keep.
Data destruction means exactly what it sounds like--and even if your
data could be later recovered, it would require highly specialized and
extremely expensive services that have an exceptionally low rate of
success, and that is only if the device has not been physically
destroyed or the software pattern erasure stopped partway through its
run. In other words, you'd better be serious because this is not a joke!