Confidential Destruction of Magnetic & Optical Media (CD-DVD)


Confidential Destruction of Magnetic & Optical Media (CD-DVD)

Magnetic storage media such as LTO, DAT and DLT Tapes, Disks, Video Cassettes etc, are an old way of storing and accessing data. Some of them such as Floppy Disks and Video Cassettes are slowly disappearing due to their small storage space, size and difficulty of playback.

However, there are still several companies, and perhaps some individuals, that store and keep files on new technology Tapes (LTO Tapes, DAT Tapes, DLT Tapes, AIC Tapes, QIC Tapes) that have more storage capacity than hard disks (considering their size), they are quite reliable and very durable. The destruction of these materials occurs in the following ways:

Firstly by degaussing*

Secondly by physical destruction,

using a special shredder for the best possible effect (up to 2mm). You may request a sample of the product from a previous shredding to examine the result.

If required by the file owner, our business may apply both methods where possible. For example Reel Tapes do not fit in the degausser. Furthermore, these materials are not recycled and our business has to pay to dispose of them, so there is a cost to destroying these materials. Our billing varies depending on the type of materials, their quantity, the means of destruction and the way they are collected. After consulting with our business, the interested person can be present and monitor the entire destruction process.

*degaussing is only performed on the following types of Tapes DLT, S-DLT, LTO1,2,3,4 & 5; 3480/3490/3490e, 3590, 9840 & T9940 & T10000 tape; Ultrium & Redwood SD-3 tape & cartridges; Mammoth 1 & 2, 8mm, AIT1 & 2,M2 tape; DDS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, DD-2 & DFT-1 & 2.

Destruction of optical data storages (CD, DVD & Blu-ray Disk) is achieved by breaking them with a special shredder. Our company offers the option of two levels of CD / DVD destruction according to DIN 66399 (for more information see “Destruction Categories / Levels” page)

CD - DVD - Bluray Disks


The most common destruction option for CD / DVD / Blu Ray Disks belongs to the Protection Category DIN 1, Security Level O-2 (see photo of the destruction result below) where the materials are recycled after their destruction. For this option, collection and destruction is chargeable.

Confidential Destruction of Magnetic & Optical Media (CD-DVD)
Confidential Destruction of Magnetic & Optical Media (CD-DVD)


Our business understands that due to high data sensitivity, some organizations and businesses need to completely destroy the data in CDs / DVDs / Blu Ray Disks and for this we give you the option of Protection Category DIN 2, Level 0-4 (see below the photo of the destruction). At this level, the materials are impossible to be reconstructed after their destruction but also difficult to recycle. For this reason destruction at this level is chargeable.

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The value of our Services depends on the type of Confidential Destruction, the type of bins, the volume, the frequency of change and the area from which it's collected. We provide an exclusive package to our customers with competitive pricing