Secure data wiping and destruction is essential in order to maintain the security of clients’ data and to protect your brand. In relation to hard disk drives (HDD), TXO has a range of data wiping and data destruction solutions and documented procedures on offer according to client instruction.


HDD Shredding and Destruction

  • For some, HDD and other storage media must be destroyed on-site. In this case TXO arranges for a mobile shredding vehicle to attend at your premises, destruction takes place in situ and TXO generates a certificate of data destruction with a detailed asset register by part code and serial number.
  • For others, it is acceptable for the HDD shredding and destruction to take place off-site at TXO’s top class facility. In this case, material is collected in a secure vehicle, the devices are catalogued by part code and serial number and then physically shredded to 20mm fractions.
  • The HDD shredding process completely destroys the drive platters, mechanisms, and the electronic components rendering the data unrecoverable. An itemised certificate of data destruction will be issued for your further assurance.


Blancco Data Wiping Software

In some cases there may be a commercial case to wipe HDD data rather than to destroy in order to reuse, resell or recycle the equipment. This process is often referred to as HDD secure data erasure. Where the client approves this option TXO will wipe HDD in our secure lab using the industry leading Blancco data erasure software which meets the UK government standard of INFOSEC 5 (higher). The Blancco system allows TXO to output certificated evidence that the HDD or array has been completely wiped.

There are several advantages associated with HDD data wiping including:

  • Prevention of leakage of clients’ data, organisation’s classified information and monetary data.
  • Assuring protection from data theft and incorrect or irresponsible destruction of your HDD.
  • Averting financial penalties due to the incorrect disposal of your or your organisation’s hard disk drives.
  • Wiped hard drives are almost always reusable within your own organisation; alternatively you may wish to resell your HDD, which we will be pleased to assist with.
  • Please read our article about the importance of securely erasing data with Blancco software or visit for more details.


WEEE Recycling

TXO Systems is an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) and holds the necessary permits to operate a WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) recycling facility and may also transport WEEE. For additional peace of mind TXO holds ISO 27001 certification which is an international management standard relating to information security. For further details please visit our certifications & memberships and WEEE recycling pages. Additionally, our team are available to speak to and will always do their best to answer your HDD data wiping and destruction questions as quickly as possible.


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