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Computer Asset Recovery Service

Asset Recovery - Nationwide Service

Nationwide computer asset recovery service: Andover offers computer asset recovery service in every major metropolitan area.

Andover provides computer asset recovery services offering you fair prices and professional service for your used computer hardware. Our computer asset recovery services include:

  • Recovery: no matter the number of sites you manage or the quantity of equipment at each site, Andover can provide the service to match your challenge. For sites having one item, Andover can build a form fitting boxes to manage the return. For sites having many items, Andover will catalog and provide professional insured movers.
  • Cataloging: Andover will catalog manufacturer serial number, corporate serial number and model number of each piece of equipment.
  • Inspection, testing and valuation/appraisal: as part of our computer asset recovery service, Andover will inspect, test and offer a valuation of each piece of equipment recovered.
  • Data removal: Andover can provide "DOD data wipes" to meet your reporting standards of Sarbannes-Oxley.
  • Pricing/Price/Marketing strategy/Execution: Because Andover manages many different selling channels, we can offer either fair prices for your used computer equipment or offer you a plan to market and sell your equipment to offer you the best return with the smallest selling cost.

Sell Used Computers - Eliminate the Surplus

Andover can modify and change these asset recovery services to meet your needs. Sell used computers and other equipment for a fair price. Whether your need is to recover surplus used computer equipment from disparate locations or to remove proprietary data from your servers or storage, Andover has the marketing and technical capabilities that will deliver you a solution. Our asset recovery services eliminates the needs for using your resources to catalog or dispose of your assets.

Other Computer Asset Recovery Services:

Fair Market Valuation

Provides you with a detailed report on how much your IT equipment is worth, based on the secondary market valuations.

Used Computer Equipment Purchase

75% of all used computer equipment retired or replaced from active service is moved directly to storage. In the short term, this is a far lower cost than cataloging, testing, contacting vendors and managing the sale of surplus assets. In the longer term, many IT departments begin to look like computer / phone / network / testing equipment graveyards or storage areas. Andover seeks to work with IT departments to manage their asset recovery issues.

Used Computer Equipment Recycling / Disposal

Many IT and business leaders may not be aware of State and Federal EPA guidelines for disposing of unwanted computer equipment. Andover will manage the entire disposal and computer recycling process. In accordance with the law, Andover can manage the disposal of used computer equipment without recoverable value. This can be done in accordance with EPA guidelines and U.S. federal, state and local laws.

Many companies claim to remove the risk of any potential EPA lawsuits by managing the process. Four common solutions offered by many vendors are:

  • Destruction of equipment without worth in accordance with state and federal EPA guidelines
  • Moving equipment to a foreign destination
  • Putting equipment in a landfill
  • Removing one's name from a manufacturer's database or removing equipment identification

Too often, mitigating risk is done through sale of equipment to a third party, buried in a land fill or shipped to a third world country where sweat shop labor is enticed to break systems apart. Andover manages waste in only one way: destruction in accordance with state and federal laws.

Erasing Data or Data Removal

Many firms are quick to "DOD standards" for erasing data. The only DOD standard we know of (and the president of Andover is a military veteran) is shredding or melting down of hard drives. Commonly referenced "DOD standards" that were written at the start of the personal computer industry involve a three pass standard of alternating "1"s and "0"s. This works to raise the barrier--to make it harder--to recover data through the use of residual magnetism left on the hard drive. The only 100% secure way to guarantee that no person will attain any data is to destroy, melt down or shred the hard drive.

There are costs to attain various levels of security. The simplest way to remove data is to remove partition tables. The next level is low level format. Next is one pass. Three pass is next and from there are various erasure algorithms to raise the cost to attempt to recover data. It largely depends upon what you wish to pay to maintain your security.

A big factor in securing your data is the method or manner used to resell your computers. Most firms buying used computer equipment are individuals or small firms using the equipment to supplement an installed base. The probability that the buyer is seeking to recover data from the used computer equipment that you have used is extremely low. Breaking up hard drive arrays and ensuring that at a minimum a one pass write has been accomplished will generally drive the risk close to zero.

Note: for critical data such as nuclear unlock codes or personal financial information, Andover recommends shredding hard drives.

Examples of computer equipment we buy:

  • Computer Laptops, Notebooks, Handhelds & Powerbooks:
    • Apple, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Sony, Socket, Toshiba
  • Network equipment:
    • Used Cisco, Foundry, Extreme, 3Com, Juniper, Nortel, etc.
  • Phone equipment :
    • Mitel, Inter-tel, Avaya, Lucent, Nortel, Panasonic, etc.
  • Computer Servers:
    • Apple, Asus, HP/Compaq, Dell, F5 Networks, HP, IBM, Intel, Sun
  • Computer Desktops:
    • Acer, Asus, Apple, Compaq, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Intel, Sony, Sun
  • LCD Monitors:
    • Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Silicon Graphics, Sony, Sun, Viewsonic

Find Pricing Now

Sell your used computers, phones and / or network equipment for a fair price.

One minute of your time gets a free valuation of your equipment.

What would you like to accomplish?

Sell now.

Recycle or donate the assets.

Wait for the most money.

Just need a valuation.

When do you need the assets removed?


By the end of this month

Within the next two weeks

Within the next two months

Do you have a list of the assets?

Yes, with details

Rough count only

Yes, good count, no details

Not yet accomplished

What is your role in the sale of these assets?

Corporate decision maker

I am a reseller or dealer or broker

Assigned to do this project

Selling on my own behalf

Where are the assets now?

Warehouse or storage unit

Data Center/Hosting facility



How are the assets stored?

On Pallet

In use today

Stored, unpalletized


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City and state where the assets are located:

List of assets? Additional information?

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How are the assets stored?

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