Hard Drive Destruction Service

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ETS staff at North Hall Data Center (NHDC) will take custody of hard drives that UCSB customers wish to have destroyed and securely destroy them. ETS uses a NSA/DoD rated degausser and hole punch to securely wipe data and destroy the drive. ETS will dispose of, or recycle, the drive remnants. We will provide to you a chain of custody / destruction record reporting drive make/model, serial number and date of destruction for your records. To use the service:

Download and complete the Hard Drive Destruction Service Custody Tracking Record.

With your completed inventory, surf over to the Enterprise Technology Service Center, login with your UCSBNetID, search for "hard drive destruction", submit a service request and upload your HDDS Custody Tracking Record.

If you have:

15 Drives or less – Use the walk up service at NHDC during normal business hours, typically M-F 8-5 exclusing 12-1 University business days. Please bring a copy of your Hard Drive Destruction Service Custody Tracking Record. Please one drop off per week, per department. You can call us at x2995 to make sure we are staffed.

16 Drives or more –  Once we receive your request via the ETSC ServiceNow system, we will contact you to  arrange a time for you to deliver your hard drives to NHDC.

For more information please contact us at ETS-NHDC@UCSB.EDU.