Protecting your sensitive data is always be our top priority.

Once your computer network reaches its end of life and becomes obsolete, and your aged hard drives are no longer needed, it is important to dispose of them in a fashion which prevents any possibility of data mining by nefarious individuals who’s aim might be identity theft, or something worse.

MRC offers many options in data destruction to make sure your needs are met and your data is handled properly.  All methods that MRC uses and offers make sure that your data will no longer be retrievable from any standards.  We also use an outside data forensics lab to verify that the methods we use renders all data irretrievable.  All data destruction methods are available with Certificates of Destruction.  Below is a list of services we use and are available to our customers.

Secure Data Wiping

Our data wiping system serializes and generates a certificate of destruction for all drives.  Any hard drives that fail the wiping procedure or are unable to be discovered by the system is put through our shredder or degausser to make sure that your data is completely irretrievable.  Our standard method of wiping is the US DoD 5220.22-M 3 Pass wiping method.  However the below are also available upon request.

  • US DoD 5220.22-M 7 Pass

  • US DoE M205.1-2 3 Pass

  • Canadian CSEC ITSG-06 3 Pass

  • Canadian OPS-II 7 Pass

  • British HMG IS5 Baseline 1 Pass

  • British HMG IS5 Enhanced 3 Pass

  • Russian GOST p50739-95 2 Pass

  • US Army AR380-19 3 Pass

  • US Air Force 5020 3 Pass

  • Navso P-5329-26 (IRL) 3 Pass

  • Navso P-5329-26 (MFM) 3 Pass

  • NCSC-TG-025 3 Pass

  • NSA 130-2 2 Pass

  • NIST 800-88 3 Pass

  • German VSITR 7 Pass

  • Australian ISM-6.2.92 1 Pass

  • Bruce Schneier 7 Pass

  • Peter Gutmann 35 Pass

Hole Punch

We offer hole punching at our facility in South Count and on-site as needed.  The hole punch uses a large metal rod that punches down through the center of your hard drive rendering it unusable.

Hard Drive Shredding

We offer Hard Drive Shredding at our Imperial Facility, Jefferson City Facility, and on-site at your location.  The hard drive shredder breaks down your hard drive into tiny little pieces that make data retrieval impossible.  This method is used for those that need or want their physical drives completely destroyed.  


MRC utilizes the SITES Model MMD-1000HS High Security, NSA Evaluated Pulse Degausser to ensure complete erasure of sensitive data:
SITES MMD-1000HS High Security, NSA Evaluated Pulse Degausser:  This is a highly capable and robust degausser that produces a maximum demagnetizing field (coercive force) of greater than 20,000 Gauss, which is many times above the field required to demagnetize the highest density hard disks as of today and the near future.

We offer hard drive destruction at our facility to ensure your personal and business information is forever unrecoverable, and provide certificates of destruction upon request. You can even come in and watch us do it.


Hole Punching: $4 each for the first 250 Hard Drives
On-Site Shredding:
$7 each for the first 250 Hard Drives
Warehouse Shredding:
$5 each for the first 250 Hard Drives
Secure Wiping:
FREE for DoD 5220.22-M 3 Pass all other methods please call for pricing.
FREE w/o serialization

For large quantities of drives or serialization requirements please call for special pricing.

Call MRC for details: (636) 223-0150