Hard drives sometimes break or need replacing. What happens to those disks? Because, let’s not forget, they still contain bits and bytes that mustn’t fall into the wrong hands.

The classic way is to drill a hole through the disk. That way it can’t simply be plugged into a PC and read any more, but it doesn’t take a miracle to open it up and still be able to read most of it.

That’s why at Nucleus we take it a step further. Used disks are safely stored. Next an employee (not via transport) takes these disks to a certified destroyer. The disks are rendered useless one by one by piercing them, the moment they are handed over. From then on they stay in a controlled environment, after which they are taken to the shredder.

We’ve filmed this process so you can see what’s left of your discarded hard drives.

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