Onsite Hard Drive Destruction

Onsite hard drive destruction is the most secure and defensible way to destroy information and effectively avoid costly data breaches.  Our mobile data destruction process gives you the opportunity to witness hard drives being shredded so information never leaves your custody.  This unbroken chain of custody greatly enhances your Certificate of Destruction – proof of data destruction – as well as decreases the chance of a data breach.

Our mobile hard drive shredding units located in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA make the process quick and convenient for you.  Each mobile unit has the capacity to quickly and efficiently shred 500+ hard drives per hour.  This capacity allows you to witness the data destruction and get back to your normal business quickly.

Onsite Hard Drive Destruction: The Process

E-Waste Security provides mobile hard drive shredding at your place of business, providing you with a secure chain of custody and audit-ready documentation for records.  Our mobile hard drives shredding process is simple, fast and secure.

  1. Hard drives are collected and transported to our secure mobile shredding unit
  2. All drives are counted and scanned to record serial numbers for reporting
  3. Hard drives are shredded at a rate of 10 per minute
  4. Certificate of Destruction is generated and emailed for the client’s records
  5. Destroyed hard drive materials removed for recycling

Upon completion, we provide you with a Certificate of Destruction.  This certificate gives you third-party proof that hard drive and other digital media has been destroyed in compliance with data destruction laws.  Our audit-ready Certificate of Destruction is backed by Professional Liability Insurance specifically underwritten for data destruction and breach notification.

Onsite Hard Drive Destruction -  Certificate of Destruction

The greatest risk associated with decommissioning computers and corporate IT equipment is a data breach.  Because of this risk, and the potential for liability, organizations need proof that data has been properly destroyed. A Certificate of Destruction has become the industry standard of proof.

Some Certificates of Destruction protect your organization more than others.  A strong certificate would come from a data destruction vendor that is 1) NAID Certified for hard drive destruction, 2) provides shredding at your location for you with witness and 3) carries Professional Liability Insurance with Breach Notification coverage.  A certificate for offsite destruction by a vendor specializing in electronic recycling may be considered weak.

We provide onsite hard drive destruction services in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Orange County from our Irvine facility (949) 514-8090.  For destruction services in San Jose, Mountain View and Sunnyvale you can reach our mobile destruction unit at 650-450-9956.

Top Four Reasons to Partner with E-Waste Security
1. NAID Certification – fulfills your requirement to perform third-party due diligence
2. Professional Liability Insurance – provides breach notification coverage
3. Onsite Hard Drive Shredding – assures compliant data destruction
4. Certificate of Destruction / Serial Number Report – provides proper documentation

Hard Drive Shredding - Data Privacy Law Compliance

When it comes to information destruction, E-Waste Security specializes in onsite hardcomputer hard drive destroyed by shredding machine drive and backup tape shredding.  Our mobile shredding units are capable of destroying 500+ hard drives per hour - if your policies and procedures require you to witness information destruction, you’ll appreciate this throughput.   Hard drive destruction assurances:

NAID Certified Information Destruction - Hiring a vendor certified by NAID fulfills your obligation under data privacy laws to perform proper due diligence.

Professional Liability Insurance – We’ve added insurance products designed for our customers and the unique risks of data destruction. Read more about how and why certain syndicates at Lloyd’s developed this insurance specifically for NAID Certified destruction companies

Onsite digital data destruction – Our onsite hard drive destruction process enables you to witness the destruction of hard drives and backup tapes, fulfilling your obligation under data privacy laws to “oversee the handling of customer information”.

Our Irvine, CA office provides next day onsite hard drive shredding service in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Orange County.  If you are in San Jose, Mountain View or Sunnyvale please call our San Jose office at 650-450-9956.

If your electronic recycler is also destroying your hard drives and backup tapes, you may be taking on more risk that you thought.  If so, read the 5 Warning Signs that you may be taking on additional risk of financial liability.

Types of digital media we destroy

E-Waste Security’s mobile shredding equipment also shreds the following digital data devices:

  • Hard drives (SAS, SATA, SCSI, FC)
  • Backup Tapes (LTO-1, LTO-5, DLT, mini cartridges, Exabyte)
  • Mobile phones, smart phones
  • Optical Media (DVDs, CDs, Blue Ray)
  • Floppy Disk
  • Zip Disk

One lost, stolen or mismanaged hard drive can ruin your business.  If your Los Angeles, Orange County or Irvine, CA business needs certified and insured hard drive shredding service, call us at 949-514-8090 for a next day appointment.  If you need hard drive shredding service in San Jose, Sunnyvale or Mountain View please call our San Jose, CA operations at 650-450-9956.


Certificate of Destruction for Hard drive Destruction

  1. Certificate of Destruction
  2. Serial number report of destroyed hard drives
  3. Employee witnessed destruction
  4. Video-taped evidence of hard drive destruction (if requested)
E-Waste Security
2372 Morse Ave #339
Irvine, CA 92614