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DVD Shredder

Updated on September 9, 2010

Guide on Using a DVD Shredder

Your company’s important information like business plan, marketing strategy, advertising campaign and PR plan should be kept away from prying eyes. Companies or businesses that usually discard some of the digital copies that contain important business data must start using a DVD shredder.
Using DVD shredders is a cost-efficient method  to pre-dispose all the unwanted DVD/CD in your office. It is a powerful security solution at reasonably cheap prices. Beside from the given benefits, this type of shredder does not need much technical know-how and hassle-free when it comes to maintenance. This device can be used like any traditional paper shredders.

DVD Shredder
DVD Shredder

Procedure on using a DVD or CD shredder

Here's the proper procedure on using a DVD or CD shredder: .

  1. Buy a DVD shredder online or from your local office supplies store. You can try  searching for an Aleratec DVD Shredder. It doesn't only  shred and grind DVDs but works well even for for paper documents.
  2. Just plug and switch on the equipment. You can make adjustments  depending on your needs from the mini screen above the shredder but most shredders have an auto feature that has already set the operation configuration.
  3. Safely place the CD or DVD at the top of the blades, carefully push it into the shredder which would clasp on to the CD or DVD. Most DVD shredders does full crosscutting and sometimes cut the disks into 7mm strips. It will automatically stop running and turns off after the compact disc goes through the shredder.
  4. To shred credit cards, follow the same procedure. To protect your information after you dispose it the shredder will cut the credit card into strips.

Using a DVD shredder can be done by just anyone. However, if you are still experiencing difficulties in using the shredder or want to change  the settings, you can always refer to the manual or user guide of the shredder. This is given along with a product registration card, store this in a safe place for warranty purposes in case your machine needs repair or replacement.

A DVD shredder completely ruins CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs making it impossible to recover under most conceivable circumstances.


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    • Wendy Krick profile image

      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      I used these when I worked at Blockbuster. It seemed like such a waste destroying old movies.

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      HubMania 7 years ago from India

      Thanks for your comment Jeff_McRitchie!

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      Jeff_McRitchie 7 years ago

      This is a very helpful article. DVD shredders are really important machines to have around in this day in age due to identity theft, etc., especially since so many of them can also take care of credit cards. Good job!