ITS staff at North Hall Data Center (NHDC) will accept hard drives that UCSB customers wish to have destroyed and securely destroy them.

Hard Drive Destruction services include:

  • NSA/DoD rated degausser and hole punch to securely wipe data and destroy the drive
  • Recycling and disposal of drive remnants
  • Chain of custody and destruction records, including the drive, make, model, serial number and date of destruction, for the customer

Request Information

Visit the IT Services catalog at ucsb.service-now.com/it. Click End User Services, then Data Center Services, then Hard Drive Destruction Request.

Then, enter the Make/Model and Serial Numbers of the hard drives you want destroyed, and submit the request. NHDC staff will contact you to arrange a time to drop off the drives at NHDC.

Special Considerations

Not applicable.


Visit the IT Services catalog at ucsb.service-now.com/it and follow the same instructions as above.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Not applicable.