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Topic # 154325 24-Oct-2014 14:04
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Hi There!

Anyone know of services which securely erase or destroy backup tapes (LTO etc) that isn't terrible for the environment? I know a few places do HDD's for free as they can get some metal from them, but doesn't seem tapes have any precious metals in them.


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  Reply # 1161382 24-Oct-2014 14:09
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I just put mine in the secure destruction bin at work, has backup tapes written on it as an acceptable item. Not sure how the actually destroy them though.

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  Reply # 1161672 24-Oct-2014 19:24
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Failing that turn them into Christmas tinsel for the next office party.

But those document shredding companies will deal with them for you.


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  Reply # 1161867 25-Oct-2014 00:22
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I would think a Bulk Eraser would do the trick. There are some cheap ones on Ebay

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