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Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Secure Hard Drive Data Deletion

When used computers or hard drives are repurposed within a department or through donation or sale, it is important to ensure that the data on those drives has been securely deleted. Secure data deletion is possible through a process known as "disk scrubbing," which can be achieved through both hardware and software means.

ITServices does not offer hardware disk scrubbing service. Instead we recommend that users remove the existing drives and have them replaced if the system is to be repurposed.  Have the used drives securely stored until they can be securely destroyed.

Help & Support

Please contact the IT Support Centre by calling 613.533.6666 during regular business hours or by filling out the online help form.