Hard drives, cell phones, and other storage devices must be wiped completely clean before transfer to IU Surplus. All files, software and operating systems will need to be removed.
You must follow these data removal techniques to prevent the disclosure of institutional information. Departments are responsible for attesting, via the Transfer of Computing Equipment form, that hard drives and any other storage devices have been wiped clean of all data prior to forwarding to IU Surplus Stores for disposal.
We do offer hard drive crushing for university departments and the general public.
- IU Departments: $1.00 per hard drive or per pound for all other data destruction
- Public: $3.00 per hard drive