On-Site Data Destruction

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Don’t take unnecessary risks. Destroy digital data before it leaves your custody.

Because data breaches have become more common, companies are seeking to proactively manage digital data both in their live environment and on retired assets. On-site data destruction is being mandated more frequently today across large and small companies.

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On-Site Data Destruction Video

SLS not only destroys data on-site we also execute the remaining services including refurbishment, redeployment, resale and recycling. Working with SLS, the leading vendor in the industry, you can rest assured your IT assets will be securely and responsibly managed.

This 2-1/2 minute video highlights how we destroy data on-site. Our on-site hard drive destruction services include data erasure, degaussing, crushing and on-site shredding services.

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We come to your location. At your convenience.

On-Site Data and Hard Drive Destruction

Our on-site data destruction services allow clients to witness and verify that data has been destroyed while devices are still in their custody. We inventory and destroy data on retired hard drives and storage media. Our on-site shredding services, using trucks equipped with hard drive shredders, enable us to shred thousands of drives per day at your office or data center. In the US, our hard drive shredding trucks are NAID AAA certified.

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On-site data destruction services include:

  • Data destruction – via degaussing, crushing, erasure or on-site hard drive shredding
  • Inventory validation – All serial numbers of the storage devices are scanned and recorded and can be validated against client inventory lists. This service provides important audit trails, final inventory reconciliation and facilitates inventory reporting and Certificates of Data Destruction.
  • Packing and shipping of destroyed media, including shredded hard drives
  • Certified recycling of destroyed drives at SRS facility
  • Same day Certificates of Data Destruction available

Meets key industry guidelines

With SLS, you can trust that you are working with an industry leader who will protect your data and your company reputation.

  • Meet NIST 800-88 r1, HMG IA Standard No. 5 and DIN-66399
  • Cyber security insurance shields against data breach liability
  • NAID certified shredding equipment

At Your Location. At Your Convenience.

Because sometimes, sensitive data simply cannot leave your business.

Lockable Storage Bins

SLS offers lockable storage bins to secure accumulated hard drives until destruction services are provided. These tamper-proof bins hold hard drives, CDs, DVDs, thumb drives, mobile phones & other data bearing storage devices until collections are sufficient to warrant a SLS technician coming on-site.  These secure bins can also be used to transport storage devices to a SLS facility for final processing.

Data Erasure

Drive erasure can also reduce risks and costs associated with returning leased equipment.

Erasing instead of destroying the hard drive enables clients to redeploy hard drives internally or resell erased hard drives. A great solution for destroying data and ensuring value recovery.


Leased Equipment – No Surprise Lease Returns

Returning leased equipment with live data presents security risks during transport. Eliminate these risks and avoid charge backs from leasing companies for hard drive erasure on returned leased equipment.

SLS offers several solutions for erasing data from drives still in laptops, servers, storage area networks (SANs) and network attached storage (NAS). We work with our clients to simplify the return of leased equipment and prevent unnecessary charge backs. Our services include repair, cosmetic refurbishment, removal of company applied asset tags, data erasure and packing and shipping the leased equipment back to the leasing company.



FOR: Loose magnetic hard drives, backup tapes

Data is destroyed through the use of powerful electromagnetic fields. The magnetic charge renders data unrecoverable.  Degaussing is quick and easy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Effective only for magnetic drives and tapes. Degaussing does not destroy data on solid state hard drives.


Hard Drive Crushing

FOR: Magnetic hard drives, backup tapes, solid state drives

For small projects (less than 500 drives)

Our hard drive crushers provides a quick and convenient way to destroy small volumes of hard drives.


Hard Drive Shredding Service

Any data-bearing media that our clients do not want to reuse or resell is physically destroyed. SLS uses high-capacity shredders to destroy all data-bearing media. Our on-site hard drive shredders destroy the entire hard drive, including platters is shredded into small pieces making it impossible to reconstruct the media or data. Our shred trucks are equipped with shredders to accommodate compliant destruction of backup tapes, magnetic hard drives and solid state hard drives.

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Certificates of Data Destruction

Certificates of Data Destruction can be provided, regardless of the service provided – data erasure, degaussing, hard drive shredding and crushing.


Case Study On-Site Data Destruction

Hard drive disposal and data destruction services were provided at nine sites. 5,500 storage devices were destroyed and Certificates of Data Destruction provided.

“On this particular project the time constraints were limited but SLS were extremely helpful in ensuring the project was delivered on time to the customers’ specifications. The project was managed professionally and efficiently with SLS updating us at every step of the project.”

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View Video Highlighting On-Site Data Destruction Services

Our mobile destruction equipment can wipe or physically destroy hardware so all data is destroyed and irrecoverable.

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On-Site Hard Drive Disposal- A Smart Idea

A 30 minute conversation with A Data Destruction Advisor can help generate a cost effective proposal aligned to your specific data security requirements.

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