Garner’s HD-2XT automatic degausser magnetically destroys all data on hard drives and tape in ~7 seconds, verifies the erasure field strength, and numerically displays the gauss level after each cycle.
Ideal in office settings, this quiet operation desktop degausser erases high coercivity (magnetic) hard drives up to 1.25 inches in height, as well as the full range of tape cartridge media. Easy to use, simply place the media in the drawer. Closing the drawer automatically starts the degauss cycle.
Generates 10,000+ Gauss (1 Tesla) magnetic field for complete erasure of hard drives and tape
Complete data elimination in ~7 seconds
LCD numerically displays gauss level after each cycle
Erases up to 1,920 (1.8 in.), 960 (2.5 in.), and 240 (3.5 in.) drives per hour
Destruction report capable
Upgradeable to IRONCLAD Erasure and Destruction Verification System
Erases working and non-working hard drives
Continuous duty - no cool down between cycles
Portable, lightweight (34 lbs)
Combine the HD-2XT degausser with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD® Erasure Verification with JPG Image Capture System for complete, permanent, and verifiable data elimination. Only Garner provides the best audit trail and proof-of-erasure reports with JPG images of degaussed hard drives and a record of Gauss field strength for each cycle.
Exclusive to the HD-2XT, the LCD numerically displays the gauss level after each cycle
Built-in field verification system and on-board diagnostics confirm the magnetic field strength of every erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure
Optional IRONCLAD Erasure Verification System with JPG image capture upgrade. The ultimate proof-of-erasure report with JPG images of erased hard drives and numerical documentation of the gauss field strength
Optional SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report software and scanner upgrade. Creates a media destruction report complete with date, time, user ID, serial number, and erasure verification of each degauss cycle
Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy
Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (ie. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
HD-2XTSS Degausser completely eliminates all data on the disc platters
After degaussing, physical destruction from the PD-5 gives visual confirmation that the hard drive has been securely processed and is ready to leave the controlled environment for disposal or shredding
Note: Solid-state media cannot be degaussed. Physical destruction of the media with the SSD-1 solid-state destroyer is recommended prior to the media leaving its secure environment.
Degauss vs. Overwrite
Overwriting is a method where a random pattern of usually "1" and "0" is written to every part of the drive, frequently three times, to obliterate the underlying data. The advantage of this method is the drive can be re-used. The disadvantages are: it takes a skilled operator to ensure the overwriting is done correctly; non-functioning sectors of the hard drive cannot be overwritten allowing data to remain on the drive; it takes a considerable amount of time-hours, and therefore electricity; and it is not regarded as failsafe, or permissible for the highest data security standards such as the NSA, CIA, or DoD.
Degaussing is the process of exposing the media to a strong magnetic field of sufficient strength to magnetically destroy the data. The advantages of degaussing are: a skilled operator is not required to operate a degausser; the magnetic field destroys the all data on the drive in approximately 1/10 of a second regardless of whether the drive is functioning or non-functioning; and degaussing is recognized by the NSA and DoD as an appropriate method of secure data destruction. The disadvantage of degaussing is the hard drive cannot be re-used.
After degaussing, the data on a degaussed hard drive simply no longer exists.
Secure and Compliant
The HD-2XT helps meet government and industry standards requiring complete erasure of sensitive data prior to disposal, including:
California Senate Bill 1386
DoD (Emergency Destruction)
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
NIST SP 800-88r1
PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
The HD-2XTE is independently tested and certified to meet CE safety and compatibility standards worldwide.
HD-2XT Affordable Security— Optional Packages and Accessories