The correct answer is C.
OBJ-5.1: Purging the drives, validating that the purge was effective, and documenting the sanitization is the best response. Purging includes methods that eliminate information from being feasibly recovered even in a lab environment. For example, performing a cryptographic erasure (CE) would sanitize and purge the drives’ data without harming the drives themselves. Clearing them leaves the possibility that some tools would allow data recovery. Since the scenario indicates that these were leased drives that must be returned at the end of a lease, they cannot be destroyed.