Data Destruction


Turtle Wings offers full hard drive and tape degaussing services through our Data Killers division. Our NSA approved hard drive degaussers are annually re-certified by an outside third party. This two step process of degaussing then shredding satisfies all DoD regulations and guidelines.  Our specialized destruction vehicles are equipped with degaussers capable of destroying  high Oersted media and tapes.  We are able to pull up to any loading dock or building nationwide and perform certified degaussing services.

Our unique process along with highly trained personnel provides the highest level of security for hard drive disposal. Degaussing services can be overseen by our customers, recorded to DVD, or monitored remotely via dedicated IP address or overseen by cleared personnel. Though we are certified by the Defense Logistics Information Service to store and transport military critical technical information, our on-site service allows our customers to watch as we degauss hard drives right at their facility.

Degaussing is the process of decreasing or eliminating an unwanted magnetic field. Data is stored in magnetic media, such as hard drives or tapes, by making very small areas known as magnetic domains change their magnetic alignment in the direction of an applied magnetic field. Degaussing, commonly called erasure, leaves the domains in random patterns with no preference to orientation, thereby rendering data unrecoverable. Degaussing hard drives will render them unusable, while still allowing you to recycle old computers. Unlike hard drives, some tapes can be re-used after degaussing.

As a nationwide vendor, we offer assured compliance with standardized policies, procedures and training for guaranteed destruction exceeding mandatory legal guidelines. Our CAGE code is available upon request. Upon completion, we issue a government recognized Certificate of Destruction.  Eradicating data using degaussers is one of the most secure processes to destroy data.

Visit our Data Killers site for more information.