The Importance of Computer Disposal has grown over the years. The more complex computer and other devices get, the risk of data being left behind by accident on a hard drive or another storage device increases. Data left behind by accident or data at rest is one-way your private information can be exposed when an old computer is disposed of.
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Understanding the Importance of old computer disposal and other hardware
Getting rid of your old computers and hardware can seem like a complicated task when it comes to making sure you comply with local laws, regulators, and keeping your customer and other private information secure.
Are you thinking of old computer disposal before you plan your purchase of new hardware or computers? We can help keep your company's management, CTO, CIO, and CISO at peace with our IT Asset Disposal Methodologies.
Brass Valley can make it just as easy to plan the purchase of new equipment as the computer disposal.
Computer Disposal Should be Equal to Data Being Destroyed
How does your company ensure the hard drive doesn’t become a treasure chest for data thieves?
Do you use software to overwrite or wipe the hard drive many times? Do you remove the hard drive and physically destroy it?
There are many questions on which is the best and most cost-effective option.
Once the decision has been made to dispose of a computer, a server, or any type of hardware holding private information, there has to be a clear understanding and also a guarantee that the data will be destroyed by it.
To Ensure Data is Destroyed, You have to Understand Your Hard Drive
Devices, Computers, and Servers often hold customer private and other sensitive information, including:
- account numbers
- license keys or registration numbers for software programs
- addresses and phone numbers
- medical and prescription information
- tax returns
- files created automatically by browsers and operating systems
When a hard drive saves a larger file, it is scattered around the hard drive in smaller pieces and chunks. When the file is open, the hard drive goes through the effort of reconstructing all those bits and pieces.
By deleting a file, you are making the link that reconstructs the file to disappear. But the smaller pieces and chunks stay on your computer until they are overwritten. These bits and pieces can be retrieved by easily accessible data recovery programs you can purchase. To remove that data permanently the drive needs to be wiped clean.
Hard Drive Destruction Service
Destroying the Hard Drive is the only way you can ensure the data on that drive is no longer there. As part of our Hard Drive Destruction Services, we take every single hard drive into a Hard Drive Shredder. Once the hard drive is shredded, we then take the remains of the hard drive to a metal refinery where the result is to reuse and recycle the metals.
Options Available for Computer Disposal
Every piece of hardware that comes into Brass Valley's facilities is received into our triage like room. In that room, we decide if the item or any part of it can be reconditioned, recycled, or properly disposed of by our team.
Once our team of experts conducts an initial inspection of each device or computer, they decide if the item is at the middle or end of its lifecycle. Once an object is at the end of its lifecycle, materials are organized and prepared for recycling any hard drives or storage devices are also destroyed in our secure site setup.
If a computer or device looks like it can be reconditioned, those devices are sent down the line for a very detailed inspection based on the specific model, brand, and the computer/device specifications. Devices and computers that meet our high-quality standards are then refurbished and resold.
We Mitigate the Risk of Data At Rest when Disposing of a Computer
All Items, whether they are being prepared for disposal, recycling, or reconditioning has a device-specific process with some detailed checklists to ensure no data is at rest in the device or computer.
Our processes, policies, and procedures give our customers the peace of mind that computer disposal is done in the most secure and environmental way possible.
Brass Valley does the heavy lifting of the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD).
An ITAD Vendor With Experience You Can Trust
We work with corporations that dispose of obsolete or equipment in a safe and ecologically-responsible manner.
As an ITAD vendor, we have one of the most thought out processes of streamlining the disposition of IT assets.
We focus on minimizing costs and maximizing the recoupment of any potential losses. But more importantly, we mitigate the risk of your data falling into the wrong hands.