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What are my options for disposing of sensitive data on a lot of hard drives?

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Alright, we have about 10 old laptops and 10 old desktops here at my company. Most of them are SO old it isn't even worth repairing them... I mean we're talking like absolutely huge, boat anchor laptops. All of the hard drives in the computers have sensitive personal or company information on them. I want to get rid of the computers but securely handle the drives.

What are my options? I have a program called Eraser that writes drives, but it takes so long to do that I don't think it is worth my time to take weeks writing 0s over these worthless computers. I originally was just going to take the hard drives out and eBay them as spare parts as $1 auctions, but now I'm left with what to do with the hard drives.

I know there are places you can take drives to have them destroyed, but I don't know of any. Also, how secure are these and how much do they cost? Does anyone have any particular place in mind?

What are my other options? Obviously since these computers are so worthless, I'd like to keep the option on the cheap side.

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