Free Hard Drive Erasing
Free hard drive erasing & recycling
If you have unwanted hard disk drives (HDD), solid state disks (SSD), or RAID arrays – we offer free disk erasing/wiping. If you choose this service, any faulty hard drive that cannot be erased due to read errors or hardware problems will be erased using a degausser at no extra charge. To ensure your privacy, all erasing and degaussing work is done within our own office locations, and will never be outsourced to other companies.
We only offer this service for hard disk drives and SSDs. We do not offer this service for backup tapes or any other storage devices.
Why is this free?
By choosing this service, you are contributing to our company. We will keep the hard drives and SSDs after the data is erased.
Our company always needs more good, working heads and PCBs from hard disk drives to help repair the devices of our data recovery clients.
We call these donor drives. The head or PCB may be used to temporarily repair another failed hard drive. The disk platters, motor, or data is not needed. Most of the time, it is only the heads is what we want.
We have a collection of thousands of spare parts, but we can always use more. The only condition for this free erasing service is that after the data is erased, we will keep the device to use the hardware for spare parts (e.g the PCB or the heads). Once all data has been erased, the parts are used as ‘donor drives’ for our data recovery purposes. The other parts will be disposed of or recycled (e.g the metal melted down and recycled). Everything will be done in an environmentally conscious way. All erasing and degaussing work is done our office locations, and your privacy and security will not be compromised.
This service is only available for hard disk drives and SSDs.
N.B If you want your hard drives or SSDs returned, our standard data destruction services cost $10 per hard drive or SSD.
Ready to get started?
Please deliver your hard drives or SSDs to:
Payam Data Recovery, Suite 1007, Level 10, 300 Queen Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand.
If your project require specific instructions, please include a note or letter in the box when you deliver it to us. For example, include a note that says “Please erase all of these hard drives and keep the parts”. Or, if you would like us to provide you with a certificate of destruction, let us know what details you need to be documented. We will contact you once the data has been erased and provide you with the certificate of destruction free of charge.
If you have any questions, please contact us.