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Securely Erase Your Data

Professional hard drive shredding services

Protect your confidential data. Simply deleting files from old hard drives is not enough. Hard drive shredding offers the ultimate peace of mind

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Why choose us for Hard Drive shredding?

  • Unparalleled Security: We utilize industry-leading industrial shredders, reducing drives to unrecognizable particles, ensuring complete data obliteration.
  • Certified process: complies with, among others: WEEELABEX, DIN 66399 E5 and H5, NIST 800-88, ISO 27001, and NEN 7510 standards.
  • Unwavering Convenience: Opt for on-site shredding to witness the process or secure transport and shredding at our secure service centers across Europe.
  • Comprehensive Services: We shred not only hard drives, but also SSDs, USB drives, tapes, and other data carriers.
  • Eco-Conscious Approach: We responsibly recycle shredded materials through certified partners, minimizing environmental impact.
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What is Hard Drive Shredding?

Hard drive shredding involves physically destroying the storage platters within the drive, rendering data retrieval virtually impossible. Unlike software-based methods, physical hard drive shredding guarantees complete and irreversible data erasure.

Key Benefits of Professional Hard Drive Shredding & Data Destruction:

  • Guaranteed Data Annihilation: Ensures absolute data security, eliminating the possibility of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Meets data privacy regulations like GDPR, protecting your business from hefty fines and reputational damage.
  • Unmatched Peace of Mind: Gain complete confidence that your data is truly gone, providing valuable peace of mind.
  • Environmentally Responsible: Our shredding process incorporates responsible recycling, minimizing your environmental footprint.
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Choose from two secure data destruction methods:


Secure Data Wiping: On-site or Off-site
Choose on-site or off-site data erasure with Blancco’s certified software. Your data is securely deleted, and you get a certificate. Devices stay functional and valuable.

Physical Destruction of Data Carrier: On-site or Off-site
Our high-power shredders guarantee irreversible data destruction from storage media, on-site or off-site. Devices are destroyed, and you receive a destruction certificate.

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How our Hard Drive Shredding services works


Contact us

Call +31 (0) 88 – 990 7500 or fill in the form below to get started.

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Make an appointment

Tell us what data carriers you need shredded and whether you prefer on-site service or shredding at our secure service centre

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On-site destruction

We’ll come to you and handle the hard drive shredding right there.

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Or: pick-up and transport

We pick up your hard drives or other data carriers  with our own secure transport and take it to our service centre.

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Hard drive shredding

Per our agreement, we’ll physically shred your hard drives, making them unrecoverable.

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Reporting and certificates

You’ll receive detailed reporting and destruction certificates, confirming your hard drives have been securely shredded.

FAQ: Hard drive shredding

  • How much does hard drive shredding cost?

    Costs for hard drive shredding vary depending on the number of drives / data carriers and your chosen service. Contact us for a free quote.

  • What happens to the shredded hard drives?

    Shredded materials from hard drives or other data carriers are allways responsibly recycled through certified partners, minimizing environmental impact.

  • How safe is hard disk shredding?

    The hard drive shredding service from Circular IT group complies with, among others: WEEELABEX, DIN 66399 E5 and H5, NIST 800-88, ISO 27001, and NEN 7510 standards.

  • What type of data carriers can be shredded?

    Circular IT group doesn’t just shred hard drives, but also other data carriers like SSD drives, tapes, ID Cards or USB sticks.

    Here’s a list of data carriers that can typically be shredded:

    1. Hard drives (HDDs and SSDs)
    2. USB flash drives
    3. CD/DVDs
    4. Magnetic tapes
    5. Floppy disks
    6. Memory cards (SD cards, microSD cards)
    7. Solid-state drives (SSDs) beyond software wiping
    8. Mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, without batteries!)
    9. Backup tapes
    10. Zip drives

    This process ensures the complete destruction of data on these devices, making data recovery impossible.

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