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Secure Hard Drive Destruction: The Importance of Shredding Size and How MBH Global Can Help


Ensuring the secure destruction of sensitive information is more critical than ever.

When it comes to disposing of old hard drives, simply deleting files or even physically damaging the drives isn’t enough. To guarantee that data is irretrievable, hard drives need to be shredded into pieces. However, the size of these shredded pieces significantly impacts the level of security.

Let’s explore the differences between the different shred sizes available  and how MBH Global offers flexible, comprehensive shredding services tailored to meet your security requirements both on site at your premises and off site at our secure facility.

The Importance of Shredding Size

20mm Shred Particle

20mm Shredding

Shredding a hard drive into 20mm pieces offers a moderate level of security. This method significantly reduces the risk of data recovery, making it suitable for less sensitive information. However, there remains a slight possibility that determined individuals with advanced data recovery techniques could piece together some data fragments.

6mm Shred Particle

6mm Shredding

For higher security needs, shredding hard drives into 6mm pieces is the optimal choice. This level of destruction makes data recovery virtually impossible, ensuring that even the most sophisticated methods can’t reconstruct usable data. This is the preferred method for highly sensitive information, such as classified documents, personal health records, and financial data.

Regulatory Compliance and Data Security

Many industries are subject to strict data protection regulations. For example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the healthcare sector mandate stringent data destruction measures. Shredding hard drives to 6mm pieces meets or exceeds these regulatory standards, providing peace of mind and legal compliance.

On-Site and Off-Site Shredding Services by MBH Global

At MBH Global, we understand the diverse needs of businesses when it comes to data security. That’s why we offer both on-site and off-site shredding services, ensuring flexibility and convenience for our clients.

On-Site Shredding Services

Our on-site shredding services are perfect for businesses that require immediate and verifiable data destruction. Our team arrives at your location with state-of-the-art shredding equipment all fitted and power in our on site shredding truck, allowing you to witness the destruction process first-hand. This service is ideal for organisations that handle extremely sensitive information and need the assurance that data is destroyed without ever leaving the premises.

Off-Site Shredding Services

For businesses that prefer or require data destruction to be handled off-site, MBH Global provides audit, chain of custody and secure transportation of hard drives to our secure facility. Our off-site shredding service is efficient and ensures that your data is handled with the utmost security. Once the shredding is complete, we provide a Certificate of Destruction as proof of compliance and security.

Customisable Shredding Sizes to Meet Your Security Requirements

MBH Global offers shredding services that can be tailored to meet your specific security requirements. Whether you need 20mm shredding for less sensitive data or 6mm shredding for maximum security, we have the expertise and equipment to ensure your data is completely destroyed. Our flexible approach allows us to cater to the unique needs of different industries, providing a level of security that aligns with your regulatory and business requirements.


Data security is a non-negotiable aspect of modern business operations. Ensuring the complete destruction of sensitive information through proper hard drive shredding is essential to protect against data breaches and comply with regulatory standards. MBH Global’ s on-site and off-site shredding services offer flexible, secure solutions tailored to your needs, with shredding sizes customisable to meet your specific security requirements. Trust MBH Global to safeguard your data with the highest level of security and professionalism.

For more information on our shredding services and how we can help you achieve your data security goals, contact MBH Global today.



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