Data Security & Hard Drive Destruction

Secure and Professional Service   

Renew Computers also specializes in data security services for both businesses and individuals. If your computer contains sensitive data you should consider having the hard drive wiped or destroyed before the recycle/reuse process begins.  We are also able to destroy/wipe other electronics and medias such as cell phones, floppy discs and back-up tape drives.   


Hard Drive Destruction: $10/drive - For a $10 fee we will remove your hard drive and destroy it for you.  This service is done quickly in our shop while you wait and you may personally witness its destruction.  We guarantee this is the best way to "brick" your hard drive; i.e. rendering it forever please note this process is permanent and irreversible.  (If not concerned about your data you may drop off any hard drive or computer at no charge; It will be shredded at our downstream recycler within one to two weeks.)


For Businesses & Organizations:

For businesses/organizations in need of data destruction on a larger scale we are fully equipped to wipe or destroy all types of hard drives from any office environment using effective industry standards. The normal charge is still $10 per drive and our completion time is between one and two business days.  Our technicians personally handle each drive, cataloging each serial number as they go.  The drives are then permanently destroyed or completely wiped-over for reuse.  If needed, a Certificate of Destruction can be issued upon the client's request, including a detailed list of all drives handled and processed. This service is done securely inside our warehouse.    


Below is a partial list of the companies and organizations that have used our data security services:

  • Autodesk
  • BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Buck Institute for Research and Aging
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • San Rafael Police Department
  • City of San Rafael
  • Amy's Kitchen
  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Restoration Hardware



Renew Computers Inc. 446 DuBois Street, San Rafael, CA 415-457-8801