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Queen's University

Secure Hard Drive Destruction and Disposal

When used computers are discarded, the sensitivity of the data on those computers must be assessed. In order to combat the risk of a security breach in this situation, ITServices offers secure hard drive destruction and disposal to every member of the Queen's community. Secure hard drive destruction is achieved through the use of a machine known as a degausser, which removes data from hard drives by means of electro-magnetic energy, thus obliterating the data without the possibility of recovery and rendering the drive unusable.

Getting Started


  • Degaussing is available to every member of the Queen's community. To request a hard drive degaussing, please fill out the hard drive degaussing form.

Additional Information


  • There is no cost for this service.


  • ITServices can accept both computers and hard drives for degaussing.


  • ITServices can arrange for the disposal of your hard drive or computer after degaussing has been completed. There is no charge for disposal.

Help & Support

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 613.533.2000