Certified Data Erasure and Shredding

Most modern companies have a strict data security policy in place which details what has to happen when old hardware is released. Old hardware including redundant servers, PCs, telephones and HDD storage has to be handled in a particular way.

At Buy IT Back we offer a range of distinctive services to ensure your data and hardware is handled in a way that suits your policy and you can have full peace of mind that everything has been fully destroyed in keeping with your requirements.

Depending on your company policies we can offer:

  • Data erasure to HMG Infosec5 Enhanced Standard and above for each HDD you supply to use. HMG Infosec 5 or IS5 is the data destruction standard used by the UK government and known officially as the Enhanced Standard.
  • HDD shredding with full certification
  • On-site or off-site data erasure or shredding dependent on your requirements

HDD shredding is always our recommended method of erasure, if there is minimal residual value in your HHD’s and it helps to keep the whole process as cost effective and within budget as possible. We can discuss the processes with you in depth so you have a full grasp of what is happening and to ensure it is entirely in line with your company policy.

Our Preferred Data Erasure Products

We work with a range of different, highly rated products for our data erasure services and most regularly we use the products of the companies listed below. However, if you have a specific software product you prefer to use or there are specifications within your company policy we can discuss this with you and will have no problem providing our services in line with your requirements.


Supports HMG Infosec Standard 5 and is an internationally recognised data wiping software product with several different versions supporting different hardware configurations


Acquired by Blannco in 2015 Tabernus also supports HMG IS5 and was founded in 2002. Tabernus was the preferred erasure method with partners in many sectors from IT recycling to the Military and Public Sector.

Killdisk Professional

A professional suite of products which also support HMG IS5, Killdisk Professional has been developed by LSoft Technologies who specialise in privacy protection and implementing the latest security standards.

Buy IT Back for your HDD Shredding and Data Erasure

Please call us directly on 01621 786860 for a quote. We are generally able to offset your data erasure costs against the residual value of your hardware which makes us a highly competitive and cost effective choice.