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Data Erasure

The Data Erasure/Data Destruction Process

What if the software fails?

If the device fails during data wiping or shows errors, it will be completely destroyed onsite in our secure shredding facility. We can shred to 9mm pieces and also provide a certificate of destruction to remove your liability.

Service Offerings:

  1. Onsite data erasure and/or destruction from our NSW or VIC sites.
  2. Onsite data erasure and/or destruction from within the customer’s office or data center.
  3. Offsite data erasure and hard drive destruction services from our facility in NSW and VIC facilities.
Secure Hard Drive Destruction

Secure Hard Drive Destruction

On-Site Data Destruction Services

  • On-site data destruction services are provided at the data centers or the business premises.
  • Witnessing hard drive destruction services are possible.
  • If you have very sensitive data, this method is suitable.

Off-Site Data Destruction Services

  • IT assets are transported to our facilities securely and processed.
  • As a certified Secure data destruction company, we securely transport your devices to our premises. 
  • We process your devices and provide complete data destruction solutions.
  • You receive a certificate of data destruction, along with itemized serial numbers for destroyed drives. 

our services



We offer data erasure using Blancco software, and physical HDD destruction by crush & shred. On-premise service available.


Responsible recycling as per ISO 14001 standards. You will receive a certificate of destruction for each batch.


De-installing equipment and cabling from racks requires experience and effective planning. We are here to help across Data Centres, or your office


IT equipment can be heavy and bulky, so freeing up space in your office or warehouse can be liberating – we can help.


We provide a comprehensive list of serial numbers and the audit report of all equipment processed and refurbished for resale.


If it has value and a market demand, we’ll sell it at market price and share the revenue with you. We can also make outright offers for purchase if you’d prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Hard drive destruction is the process of physically destroying a drive using industrial grade equipment, either crushing or shredding. Hard drive degaussing, is the process of subjecting a hard drive to high powered magnets which destroys the way in which a Hard Drive and all the data present within is accessed. Both these methods are used where needed to provide the relevant solution to users. Degaussing in our expert opinion is becoming a redundant method of destruction, this is due to improvements across other equipments for physical destruction.

No, you cannot reuse a hard drive once it has been degaussed because the degaussing process will remove all the stored hard drive data, as well as removing the start up files. This means that once a hard drive has been degaussed it will not boot up.

Hard drives cannot be disposed in general rubbish or recycling containers as they will end up in landfill, and ultimately pollute the environment. Moreover, data security should be a priority when disposing of hard drives whether it’s a personal storage device or from enterprise use. Selecting a destruction method such as crushing or shredding is recommended, and when using professional services of an experienced service provider like Eco IT Solutions, you can trust that your personal or business information will be safe, and the destroyed hard drive will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.

1. Collection
For individual users or enterprises, we collect the hard drives securely and handle the logistics associated with the process. If steps 2 & 3 are completed onsite, this could involve transport with serial numbered tags that are opened only during video recording, showing drives poured into a shredder.

2. Auditing and Verification
Information such as the serial number of the HDD and other associated values are recorded and documented. These details are important when creating certificates post the destruction process.

3. Destruction
The intended type of destruction/ degaussing is carried out as per the recommended destruction method and also in compliance with ISO standards.

4. Recycling and Repurposing
The final product after the destruction will then be recycled and repurposed in the best possible way.

In order to be 100% sure that your hard drives are destroyed and information is irrecoverable, you should consider a physical destruction method. At Eco IT Solutions, we receive secure data destruction requests to protect data information from Banks, Hospitals, Governments, and businesses with valuable IP. We recommend a crush and shred method in these instances, using both methods as well as mixing the shredded pieces in a large transport container will make it near impossible for anyone to extract information, no matter how valuable the content is. In normal circumstances we shred hard drives to 9mm pieces, mixed with other metals but in some extreme cases that involve national security, these should be shredded to 3mm pieces and mixed for immediate metals recycling.