Disk Disposal (https://phas.ubc.ca/disk-disposal)

Hard Disk Disposal

If you are discarding a disk or a computer with a disk installed, you must take measures to ensure any personal and/or confidential information on the disk is unreadable.

1. Writable Disks

If the disk is writable -- completely overwriting the disk one or more times should suffice.

2. Non-Writable Disks

If the disk is non-writable then the disk may be effectively destroyed physically via a hydraulic press ("taco-chip" process).  See the images below for the result of this process.

"Taco-Chip" Process Details

  • $2 per standard size hard disk.

  • Submit the disk without any frames, slides, or carriers attached. Disks with additional parts attached will not be accepted.

  • Deliver disks to the PHAS machine shop in the Hennings Building Room 215-G (on the ground floor).

  • Include a completed, hardcopy JV with the disks.

  • The disks will be securely stored prior to destruction. The PHAS machine shop will send the destroyed disks for standard E-Waste processing unless instructed otherwise when the disks are dropped off.

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3. Other Options

If the taco chip process is not sufficient for your purposes then  we recommend you consider one of these alternatives...


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