Hard Drive & Tape Degausser HD-3XTL

3 Second Degausser

Fast, high-volume, workhorse. In only 3 seconds, the compact and automatic HD-3XTL degausser, with 10,000 gauss and an oversized media slot, will completely and permanently erase all data contained on high-coercivity (magnetic) hard drives and tape up to 1.7" in height.  Includes SCAN-1 software package to create a media destruction report as you degauss.

Hard Drive & Tape Degausser |3 Second Degausser

HD-3XTL

HD-3XTL IRONCLAD

Mobility Package

Destroy Data Fast and Safely:

  • Inserting the media into the media slot automatically initiates the degauss cycle.
  • 3 seconds later, the media is degaussed.
  • To save precious time, pre-charging begins immediately as the degaussed media is released down the slide.
  • Turning off the HD-3XTL releases any pre-charged energy for safe storage.

Why Degaussing is Important: Data is Gone Forever

Degaussing, the removal of all data from hard drives and tape media through demagnetizing, provides the most secure method of data elimination recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA).  Degaussing takes only seconds to completely eliminate all data on any size hard drive.  When you degauss your drive, you have performed the most secure method of data destruction.  Degaussing provides complete protection for your organization.

HD-3XTL Data Eliminator Features and Benefits

  • Complete data erasure in 3 seconds
  • Erases up to 450 standard and full height hard drives per hour
  • Erases up to 4,500 bundled laptop drives per hour
  • Generates 10,000+ Gauss (1 Tesla)
  • Erase process starts automatically
  • Verification software and scanner voucher included
  • Oversized media slot 1.7” in height
  • Erases working and non-working hard drives
  • Continuous duty
  • CE certified
  • TAA compliant
  • Plugs into a standard wall outlet worldwide
  • Portable when used with optional custom shipping case or smooth rolling cart

HD-3XTL Erasure Verification

Built-in field checker: Garner's degaussers have built-in field verification systems. On-board diagnostics confirms the magnetic field strength of every erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure every time.
LCD display: Provides the numerical value of gauss field strength to verify erasure, as well as cycle count, job count and diagnostics.
SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report software and scanner voucher included: Creates media destruction reports with date, time, user ID, serial number and verification of each cycle.
IRONCLAD Integrated Auditing System (option): Create the ultimate proof-of-erasure and destruction reports. Combine the HD-3XTL degausser with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD® Erasure Verification with JPG Image Capture System.  IRONCLAD creates a Certificate of Erasure & Destruction Report by compiling user, media and diagnostic data from the HD-3XTL degausser and the PD-5 hard drive destroyer for auditing purposes.

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Information Security Best Practices: Degauss Before You Destroy

Physical destruction (i.e., shredding, crushing, piercing, bending) of hard drives without first being degaussed leaves data behind.  In fact, a shredded but un-degaussed 2 mm²  hard drive fragment can contain the equivalent of approximately 504,000 pages of paper containing sensitive and confidential data.

The 10,000 gauss field of the Garner HD-3XTL degausser magnetically erases all data on hard drives making them safe and secure for disposal. It is essential that every hard drive be degaussed prior to shredding, crushing or disposal to ensure the data is unrecoverable.

Although physical destruction of a hard drive is not necessary after the drive has been degaussed, physically damaging the hard drive casing and bending the disk platters provides visual confirmation that the hard drive has been securely processed; discourages unscrupulous (but fruitless) attempts to retrieve data from the drive; and indicates the drive is ready to leave the controlled environment for disposal.

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 all the 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 Data Destruction

The HD-3XTL will assist you in satisfying government and industry data destruction standards, including:

  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • DoD Up to Secret Classification
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
  • IRS 1075
  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
  • TAA (Trade Agreements Act: 19 U.S.C.) 

Erasure-Certification Tests

Hard drives erased with the HD-3XTL have been tested and verified by hard drive manufacturers, information recovery companies, and private forensic laboratories, which independently confirmed that no data was recoverable.

CE International Standards

The HD-3XTL is independently tested and certified to meet CE safety and compatibility standards worldwide. 

HD-3XTL Optional Packages and Accessories

The HD-3XTL lets you configure a system to match your operations. We offer everything you need to create a floor, desktop, or mobile workspace. For even greater destruction security, add our NSA EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer that bends, breaks, and mangles hard drives or our NSA EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Destroyer that crushes magnetic, solid-state, flash, and thumb drives.

Packages

data destruction cart

Data Eliminator Cart

Your choice of destruction equipment securely mounts to the cart creating a comprehensive mobile media sanitization solution.  
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data destruction work station

Degauss Destroy Recycle WorkStations

Locking storage compartment allows you to securely store media awaiting processing.
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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by pairing a transport case with your custom selection of destruction products.
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DD Degauss Destroy Packages

Create a package with our industry leading hard drive degaussers and destroyers that fit your data security need.
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HD-3XTL IRONCLAD

Add IRONCLAD Erasure Verification System to capture JPG images of degaussed media and automatically generate a certificate of erasure and destruction.
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Accessories

SW 2 red 224

Data Elimination Cart

The RCC Cart offers an agile and safe solution for mobile operations.
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data destruction workstation table

SW-2 Secure Workstation

Lets you create a destruction workstation in our custom-configured SW-2 Table featuring a locked storage compartment for securely storing media awaiting erasure.
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CASE-HD3XTL Shipping Case

Our MIL-SPEC shipping case lets you take the HD-3XTL to the media and can be shipped in the case.
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Recycle Bin

Large blue recycle bin makes it easy to store media that has been destroyed and ready to be recycled.
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Media Bins

Color-coded media bins. The red bin is labeled “Media to be Degaussed” and the yellow bin is labeled “Degaussed Media”.
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Degaussed Labels

Sold in a pack of 1,000 labels.
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HD-3XTL Specifications

  • Part Number

    HD-3XTL • HD-3XTLE

  • Certifications/Listings

    CE • TAA

  • Magnetic Field

    1 Tesla (10,000 Gauss) nominal

  • Erasure Verification

    Includes: SCAN-1X 
    Optional: IRONCLAD

  • Complete Erasure

    3 seconds

  • Throughput (Hard drives per hour)

    Up to 4,500 (1.8 in.)*
    Up to 4,500 (2.5 in.)*
    Up to 450 (3.5 in.)
    *Bundle up to 10 1.8" and 2.5" hard drives depending on drive dimensions.

  • Media

    Hard drives: Laptop, standard, and network drives* up to 1.7 in.  height.
    Tapes:  All LTO, all DLT, 3490, 9940, 3592, AIT, and others
    *All mounting hardware must be removed prior to degaussing.

  • Power

    HD-3XTL: 100~120VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz 
    HD-3XTLE: 220~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory Configurable

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 53W
    During charge: 188W avg.
    At the time of erase: 53W

  • Degausser System

    Capacitive Discharge

  • Duty Cycle

    Continuous

  • Slot Capacity (HxWxD)

    1.7  x 4.5 x 5.9 (in.)
    43.2 x 114.3  x 148.6 (mm)

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    59 lbs. (27 kg.)

  • Size (HxWxD)

    Without slide:
    18.9  x 13.3 x 13 (in.)
    480 x 338.6 x 328.9 (mm)
    With slide:
    18.9 x 22.8 x 13 (in.)
    480 x 578.1 x 328.9 (mm)

  • Warranty

    HD-3XTL: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    HD-3XTLE: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard
    Scanner: Ninety-day manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in U.S.A.

    By, Garner Products, Inc.

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