Data Erasure

TechService sanitizes your Hard Drive Securely with industry recognized software or physical destruction as needed

Reinstalling your operating system, formatting your hard drive or deleting specific files and folders doesn’t ensure your data is gone. In fact, in most cases your data is still completely accessible. That’s because common methods of deleting data only remove the directory reference to the data so it’s no longer visible. Files leave physical imprints or shadows on your hard disk and skilled computer hackers can access your confidential data, even if it has been properly deleted or overwritten.

Secure erasure

TechService secure erasure process ensures your data is completely erased and unrecoverable. We utilize software that overwrites your data multiple times using Department-of-Defense- approved wipe patterns, ensuring that your data is unrecoverable. Software permanently removes data from IT assets such as PCs, servers, data center equipment and smart phones. Data erased cannot be recovered with any existing technology.



Detailed reporting

TechService detailed report is proof of successful data erasure. Tamper-proof and verifiable reporting is an essential part of compliance, regulatory and legal auditing requirements

Auditable process

A comprehensive audit trail is a critical requirement for compliance with IT security standards such as ISO27001, ISO15408, PCI DSS, HIPAA and FISMA.

Physical Destruction

TechService provides physical destruction of hard drives and other media as needed, we offer on-site service if required.

  • On-site Shredding Services
  • Secure pickup from your location for off-site destruction – Physical Destruction Certificate provided

Destruction Practice by Media

Media Reuse Disposal
Hard Disk DoD 5220.22 erase prior to format Physical destruction or degauss
Floppy Disk Degauss or erase prior to format Physical destruction, degauss, or erase
ZIP/Cartridge DoD 5220.22 erase Physical destruction or degauss
Small solid state, USB/Flash Erasing is unpredictable, but nonetheless recommended prior to format Physical destruction
Tapes Degauss Physical destruction or degauss

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