Onsite Data Destruction with Hard Drive Shredding in Mid-Atlantic region

e-End of Frederick, MD is the top choice for data destruction company, we provide a variety of data destruction, hard drive degaussing services and hard drive shredding services for all of your electronic media.

End-of-life equipment that are stored unsecured in hallways, storage rooms and offices.

How Does Hard Drive Destruction Service Work?

e-End is the Premier Provider of End Of Life Asset Management Solutions
the NAID AAA Certification

e-End has once again been awarded the NAID AAA Certification from the National Association for Information Destruction, to assure clients the data on hard drives, cell phones and other electronic media, have been properly destroyed and cannot be recovered by any means.

The internationally-recognized NAID Certification Program was developed to create data destruction standards. Areas of focus include facility security, employee hiring and screening, and extensive training on the Certified Wiping, Degaussing and Shredding services.

For the destruction of electronic media we adhere to NIST data destruction requirements contained in NIST 800-88R1 and the NSA/CSS STORAGE DEVICE SANITIZATION MANUAL guidelines.

Our NAID AAA Certified team of data security experts will assist you with data destruction on a wide variety of media. Whether you require onsite, offsite or witnessed data destructione-End can meet your need for specialized destruction services by offering the following:

Secure Data Wipe Service

Secure data wiping utilizes specialized software developed by the NSA and the Center for Magnetic Memory Research (CMMR), and approved by NAID, to securely overwrite existing data on hard drives. By performing this wipe, data is 100% destroyed and cannot be recovered.

Degaussing Service

e-End utilizes a NSA-evaluated degausser with 13,500 gauss. Other degaussing equipment is used for backup tapes and other magnetic media.

Shearing Service

e-End’s proprietary and portable shearing equipment offers a cost effective solution for onsite destruction of small quantities of hard drives and other media.

For hard drive shredding, e-End utilizes a low speed, high torque hard drive shredder for destroying media and a wide variety of material. Items that can be shredded include hard drives, solid state devices (SSD), laptops, blade servers, military equipment, cell phones and many other devices. We offer onsite mobile hard drive shredding, with our mobile hard drive shredder as well as offsite shredding at our secure facility. Our annual capacity to shred is in excess of 1 million hard drives, cell phones other media.


For those items that require incineration for final disposition, e-End utilizes a certified facility for incineration.

What is onsite data destruction service?

Onsite data destruction service is provided when customers require witnessed verification of hard drive and data destruciton prior to the electronic media departing their facility. This is normally desired by government agencies, financial institutions, healthcare facilities and other organizations that require a tighter chain-of-custody from a signle vendor in order to reduce data security risks.

The process of onsite data destruction service: (These steps are after proposal, statement of work and job tracker are created and accepted)

  1. Team arrives onsite. Lead meets with customer to introduce team and outline sequence of job execution.
  2. Team stages equipment and supporting elements to perform work
  3. All material is staged to be processed
    • Stack: Hard disk drives and electronic media are laid out for scanning
    • Scan: Serial number of each drive is scanned
    • Spreadsheet: A printout is populated with final count and serial number of drives
  4. Data sanitization and destruction is performed
    • Degaussing
    • Shredding
    • [Incineration [Mobile option, COMING SOON]
  5. Remaining material (shredded or ash) is packed in gaylords, loaded in secure trucks and moved to final recycling disposition
  6. Certificate of Witnessed Data Sanitization and Destruction is provided for reporting and auditing purposes, includes serial numbers and description of processed media.

You can choose to have the hard drives wiped and recycled, or physically shredded and recycled. Either way, all data is sanitized by us and cannot be recovered by any means.

e-End keeps you compliant with GLB, SOX, FACTA, FISMA, HIPAA, COPA, ITAR and other regulations by providing a Certificate of Data Destruction to our client along with serial number capture of all hard drives (if required).

  • After 1,500 interviews with 383 organizations in 16 industries and 12 countries, the results of 2016 Global Analysis Data Breach Study are in.
    — From Ponemon Institute
  • The average TOTAL COST of a breach is $4 million ... up 29% since 2013. The average cost per record breached is $158.
    — From Ponemon Institute
  • But the cost per record breached ranges from $355 for healthcare organizations to $172 for retail industry and $129 for transportation companies.
    — From Ponemon Institute
  • 26% is the likelihood of a breach that will happen to you over next 24 months
    — From Ponemon Institute

End-of-Life IT Asset Vulnerability

Considering how often the phrase 'Data Breach' now appears in the news, businesses and organizations are rethinking how they're securing the information they've been entrusted with. Most of them will spend many thousands of dollars to build a fortress-like defense to prevent the criminals from crashing the front gates and gaining access to the castle. However, most of them forget one thing, that a big part of these data breaches originate from their end-of life equipment that are stored unsecured in hallways, storage rooms and offices.

600 man-hours for 200 hard drives waiting for data wiping.

By not placing enough emphasis on destroying the hard drive’s data from end-of-life equipment, your IT department may leave the back door open for data breaches. Data destruction is not their priority, plus it’s time taken away from other important tasks. It can take three hours or longer to destroy data on a single hard drive. Think about the 600 man-hours, or more, if there were 200 hard drives waiting for data wiping.

Furthermore, data destruction experts will tell you that reformatting, deleting, or even drilling holes in the hard drive does not destroy data beyond all methods of forensic reconstruction.

Read “Who’s watching the back door?” by Arleen Chafitz, Owner, CEO of e-End and Steve Chafitz, President. We are proud to be a Certified Woman Owned Small Business.

Read “Who’s watching the back door?” by Arleen Chafitz, Owner, CEO of e-End and Steve Chafitz, President. We are proud to be a Certified Woman Owned Small Business.

Are you ready to pay the fine?

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee was fined $1.5 million when 57 unencrypted hard drives were stolen from a storage closet. In all, their total cost for remediation was over $18 million.

By creating vulnerability for a data breach, your operation may be in violation of one of the numerous federal regulations for safeguarding personally identifiable information (PII) and other confidential information. While most people have heard of HIPAA, the acronym maze of regulations you must become familiar with includes SOX, GLB, FACTA, COPA, and FISMA.

Regulatory Compliance:

Be leery of companies that offer free recycling or destruction of electronic data. For a company to guarantee 100% recycling and 100% data destruction, it takes skilled workers, specialized equipment, and constant training and education. There is no free ride when protecting the environment and your data.
If a vendor says they will indemnify you, that may be a false sense of security. If your vendor causes a data breach with your media, YOU WILL BE THE ONE that will charged with the violation. You created the media with PII (or other confidential information), you are responsible for safeguarding it and you are responsible for the information’s total destruction.
Vet your data destruction and electronic recycling vendor very carefully.

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Hard Drive Drop Off for Data Destruction:

  • Monday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

7118 Geoffrey Way Unit E
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: (240) 529-1010