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R2 AND RIOS CERTIFIED
HARD DRIVE RECYCLING SERVICE

 

There comes a point in any hard drive's life where you need to dispose of it. Do you throw it out and risk sensitive data leaking? Do you incinerate it, releasing harmful toxins in the environment? There is a third option, hard drive recycling. At Big Data Supply, Inc. we offer onsite, secure hard drive recycling, shredding and destruction services. Not only is the hard drive disposed in an eco-friendly way (we are R2 and RIOS certified), but you will be securely destruct your data to stay compliant with industry regulations. We offer the best prices for hard drive recycling services and all necessary certifications.

 

Why recycle your hard drives

It's Secure
Our hard drive recycle services are compliant with all regulatory rules to ensure your data is securely wiped both on and off site. You’ll get a certificate of destruction that we always stand behind.
Peace of Mind

We’re R2 & RIOS certified, so you can rest easy knowing that we follow all the proper regulations and procedures to ensure our hard drive destruction and recycling services always comply with industry standards. Trust us, they don’t just hand out R2 & RIOS certifications like candy, we had to earn them.

It's Secure
At BSI we are compliant with all regulatory rules to ensure your data is securely wiped. We will give you a certificate of destruction to prove it.

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Why recycle your hard drives with 
Big Data supply, inc?

We’re R2 and RIOS certified, which is a really big deal. This certifies that we follow the best practices specifically for the electronics industry and electronic waste. RIOS certification is an ANSI accredited standard that meets all processes from ISO:14001 (environment), ISO:9001 (quality),  and OHSAS:18001 (safety). R2 certification is rewarded to companies that achieve responsible recycling standards. Our hard drive shredding and destruction partner has an audited management system in place, which provides the framework for processes, procedures, and most importantly, improvements.  R2/RIOS assures you of a consistent level of hard drive recycling service, anywhere and anytime. It also gives you the ability to address challenges, new materials, and new technology, all while developing new services as you grow and evolve.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Big Data Supply Inc?

Big Data Supply Inc. is your one-stop, premier R2-certified IT asset disposition (ITAD) company.

We buy IT equipment and hard drives in bulk from companies of all sizes, and we may recycle or resell these IT assets. 

At the moment, Big Data Supply Inc. sells virtually all data storage equipment, especially tape storage media. We offer comprehensive hard drive destruction services, including but not limited to:

  • Permanent and secure data eradication
  • Comprehensive hard drive destruction
  • Hard drive recycling
  • Eco-responsible and secure disposal of obsolete items
  • Third-party OEM maintenance

 

Will old hard drive recycling cost me?

In most cases, any associated disposal or hard drive recycling fees (including shredding) are negated from the resale value of your hard drives. Recycling fees are evaluated by the weight of the scrap commodity contained in the IT asset, which can vary depending on volume and value.

 

Can I securely wipe my data from the hard drive without shredding?

Yes. 

Many companies opt to shred their used hard drives or perform other methods of physical hard drive destruction so they can be 100% sure about the security and integrity of their confidential data. 

Doing so effectively eliminates your ability to reuse or sell the hard drive, lowering the ROI of your investment.

However, there are actually reliable methods to ensure the secure deletion of your data without physical hard drive destruction.

Here at Big Data Supply Inc., we understand the importance of securely eradicating your sensitive or confidential data. Depending on the device and your requests, we can either securely wipe the storage medium (i.e., hard drive) through state-of-the-art hard drive recycling methods or physically destroy the storage medium via shredding or other methods.

We can perform secure data eradication or old hard drive recycling at our facility or yours (on-premises) depending on your preferences. Being R2 and Rios certified, we will ensure to eliminate the risk of any of your sensitive information being compromised.

 

Is my old hard drive worth anything?

Should you destroy your hard drive instead of recycling it?

Don't underestimate the value of your used and seemingly obsolete IT assets, including your hard drives. Many of our clients have been surprised at the value they got out of their used equipment, so don't be discouraged from selling your IT assets, even if they may seem too old or even too broken at the moment.

How much value can you get from your old IT equipment?

The answer will depend on several different factors, including but not limited to:

  • Age: the older an IT asset is, the lower its market price will be
  • Condition: an IT equipment in good condition will be priced higher compared to those with functional or cosmetic defects
  • Availability of newer models: most electronics equipment will decrease in price when a direct replacement has been released. If there isn't any direct replacement for the equipment (even if it's fairly old), the price should remain stable.
  • Rarity: very rare IT equipment can go up in price due to scarcity.

Fortunately, checking for the average market price of your used hard drive or SSD should be fairly easy. You can simply search for similar goods on market price sites like eBay, Amazon, or even Craigslist and check how much others sell this product for.

 

How relevant is R2/RIOS certification?

Being R2 and RIOS certified means Big Data Supply inc. has followed the best practices in the IT and electronics industry, especially regarding the treatment of electronic waste (which is relevant in shredding practices) and secure data management/deletion.

RIOS certification is an ANSI-accredited standard, certifying that a company is compliant with ISO:14001 (environment), ISO:9001 (quality), and OHSAS:18001 (safety). 

R2 certification is rewarded only to companies that have achieved high-level responsible hard drive recycling standards.

Having your IT assets, including hard drives, disposed of by R2/RIOS-certified companies like Big Data Supply Inc. assures you a secure and consistent level of service anywhere and anytime.

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