Computer Hard Drive and Media Storage
Computer hard drive and media storage is a key part of a business’s disaster recovery plan, and to ensure minimum downtime, key data should be recorded and stored offsite, to allow the restoration of business-critical data should the worst happen. Taking these steps can protect against fire, flood, and electronic attacks, and is often required to comply with industry-specific regulations. Recent high-profile events have shown that all companies can be at risk from electronic attacks such as hacking, and with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), knowing your client’s personal data is securely stored offsite can be factored into your compliance policy.
Ardington Archives offers computer hard drive, DVD and CD, and tape storage in our secure vault environments. Built to BS 4971 standards, the environmental stability of this facility ensures the long-term integrity of the storage device, whilst the four-hour fire resistance build and argonite fire suppression system provide continued safe storage for your key disaster recovery information.
- Secure offsite storage allowing quick business recovery
- Meet disaster recovery requirements
- Daily, weekly or monthly routine to collect backup media
Ardington Archives will work with you to develop the most suitable and cost-effective backup solution. Our secure and anonymous couriers will collect back up media for storage in our secure vault environment in an agreed routine, returning older hard drives for re-use if required.
We offer unique, customised document scanning and storage solutions.
We work closely with our clients to ensure we deliver a scanning and storage solution to fit their needs. Have a look at some of our other services.
Ardington Archives currently has a total document storage capacity of over 100,000 boxes across three archive stores, together with our in-house argonite pods and secure vaults. Our facilities are modern and purpose-built for storage. In addition, we have the option to expand our secure archive environments to increase total capacity.
At Ardington Archives we understand that fast and efficient document retrieval is vital for the management of any business. Document retrieval can be requested via phone, email or through our secure online portal service, and if requested by 12 noon, will be returned the next working day, anywhere in the UK. Requested documents are returned either physically or via electronic format, with both options ensuring a secure and confidential delivery.
At Ardington Archives, we provide a comprehensive range of document scanning and digital conversion services using state-of-the-art equipment. We can advise on the best mix of scanning and hardcopy storage to meet your specific needs.
As part of our document storage service, Ardington Archives works with clients to determine destruction dates for archived documents and files. Confidential destruction is carried out by twice shredding the documents, before they are pulped and recycled into toilet tissue. We additionally offer destruction of associated media such as PC hard drives, meeting BSI standards in both Environmental and Information Management.
Ardington Archives has a range of custom designed storage boxes made from high content recycled board. Designed with a double thickness skin to ensure strength, rigidity and a longer life than most other storage boxes, all Ardington Archives boxes are PH neutral to maintain the quality and integrity of the documents stored inside, meeting BS 4971 standards. All boxes are supplied flatpacked for ease of storage and transportation.
In our rapidly-evolving digital era, preserving our cultural and personal heritage has taken a revolutionary turn through heritage scanning. This transformative process involves digitising redords, documents and images, extending their life without causing any damage to the original items.
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