M-F: 9am-5pm

Sat: 10am-3pm

Sun: Closed


446 DuBois St

San Rafael, CA

94901, USA


(415) 457-8801

Data & Hard Drive Destruction

Secure and Professional Service

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 useless...so please note this process is permanent and irreversible.  This can also be done to any device you wish of any size, type or medium.  We offer permanent wiping services as well. Please ask any of our technicians if you have any questions about this. We now charge $25 for Apple iMac HDD destruction.       


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.  Please take measures to wipe or clear your own devices before recycling them.


For Businesses & Organizations:

For businesses in need of data destruction on a larger scale we are fully equipped to wipe or destroy all types of hard drives and/or devices using effective industry standards. 


$10/Drive/Device destruction fee ($25 for Apple iMacs)

$10ea Tape destruction

$100 Certificate of Destruction, with optional SN read-out and photo verification. Add one business day wait for Certificate of large quantities.   


Below is a partial list of the companies and organizations that have used our data destruction 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


Most devices have a "Hard Reset/Clear" or "Clear All Settings/User Settings" or something along those lines that can be accessed through the device/phone/tablet.  Remove your device from any linked accounts and always remove any SIM cards also.


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