Hard Drive and Media Destruction

About Hard Drive and Media Destruction

All stored data remains on your computer even after you delete files, empty the trash, or re-format drives. When your old computer is sent to the warehouse, included in the disposal process is Hardware Media and Destruction service, whereby the IT Division removes the computer hard drive and destroy it. This practice ensures that no confidential or sensitive data leaves the university.

  • Available to: Faculty, Staff, Student Employees
  • Where to use: Texas State Windows and Mac computers
  • Cost: Free

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Hardware is destroyed during the hardware disposal process.


The hardware destruction process:

  1. Computers are sent to Materials Management & Logistics for disposal. 
  2. ITAC removes the computer hard drives and physically destroys them, protecting the data on the disks.

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