AT VH Techworks we know that there are two acceptable methods to sanitize media drives; one is for reuse the other intended for total elimination.


Industry analysts estimate that 80% of corporate and/or personal laptops and desktops contain sensitive data including personal names, home addresses, email addresses, home and cell phone numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers, account numbers, passwords, and other pertinent information.


We have the capability to perform both methods and depending on customer requirements offer the following:


Hard Drive Destruction


Physical destruction is often the most economical means of ensuring data is not remnant on these hard drives before disposing of them.


VH Techworks ensures that physical destruction is accomplished to an extent that precludes any possible further use or data retrieval of the HDDs.The disposal requirement follows NIST SP 800 – 53.


Our process:


– Security, Documentation & Validation

  Our Technicians quarantine drives prior to shredding to ensure chain of custody. Once destruction is scheduled  pertinent information of all   drives are captured (i.e.mfg’r, technology, capacity, model number, and serial number).

– Destruction

  All drives are feed through our shedder physically destroying the media and any potential for data retrieval.

– Recycling

  All remnants of the media are recycled using R2 approved downstream.

– Reporting

  All captured media information is held as a permanent record of the transaction and available to the client(s) upon request.




Media Sanitization


For data erasure VH Techworks utilizes data sanitization categories of Clear, Purge and Destroy. Its principles can apply to magnetic, flash-based, and other storage technologies, from USB drives to servers. In fact, the guidelines are not intended to be technology specific. Instead, the guidelines and workflows are intended to apply universally to various media types.


The goal is to effectively sanitize media so that any and all data is irretrievable once the data or data storage device reaches end-of-life.


Originally published for government use, the guidance of NIST 800-88 has become widely adopted in private industry as the best way to ensure that data is removed from media once that data moves from a more secure to a less secure setting.


For that reason, NIST 800-88 principles come into play whether a media asset is moving from a high level of confidential protection in one department to another, less secure department within the same organization, or whether that device is destined to leave the organization entirely.


To ensure value and security for existing media drives, all data must be erased prior to resale.


We here at VH Techworks are ready to protect your IP or confidential information and ensure peace of mind to our clientele that their information is secure.


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