HD-1T Degausser

Quickly erase multiple tapes and hard disk drives (HDDs) at once, all without disassembly. Simply open the door, insert the media and press the start button. Controls are positioned at a comfortable, ergonomic height. Wheels on the base allow the degausser to be rolled into a closet for storage or down the hall to another office.


  • Erases multiple tapes and hard drives simultaneously, without disassembly, for fast erasure (up to 270 hard drives or 900 tapes per hour).
  • Unique, internal brain notifies user of disruption in operation guaranteeing optimum performance and reliability with each use.
  • Listed in the "NSA Evaluated Products List – Degausser."

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Degausser Specifications

  HD-1T HD-5T HPM-2
Made in the USA by Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc.
Magnetic Field Technology Capacitive Discharge Capacitive Discharge Permanent Magnet
Operation Automatic (push button) Automatic (push button) Manual (effortless handle)
Disk Coercivity in NSA EPL-D 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded
Tape Coercivity in NSA EPL-D 3000 Oe 3000 Oe 2800 Oe
Max Media Size 1” (26 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 7.3” (186 mm) 1” (26 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 6” (152 mm) 5.8 “ (147 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 1” (26 mm) high
Erasure Time 40 seconds 40 seconds first cycle, 25 seconds per cycle thereafter, single pass operation 8 seconds per pass (operator dependent)
Throughput 80-300 HDD/hr, 80-760 tapes/hr 119-434 tapes, HDD/hr, "patented" 200-510 HDD/hr, 200-950 tapes/hr
Mobility Wheels included on base for mobility; rack-mount feature available Optional wheeled cart and deployment case available. Wheels optional Table top ready, cart and wheeled case available
Weight 420 lbs (191 kg) 114 lbs (52 kg) 90 lbs (40.8 kg)
Dimensions 30” (762 mm) W by 28.5” (724 mm) D {32.7” (831 mm) w/door open} by 54.8” (1392 mm) H 10” (254 mm) W by 26.9” (684 mm) D {33” (838 mm) with tray extended} by 17.1” (434 mm) H 12.4” (315 mm) W by 18.1” (460 mm) D by 14.1” (358 mm) H
Power 120V/2.5A/50-60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50-60Hz 120V/3A/50-60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50-60Hz No electrical power required, energy provided by human operator

HD-1T Performance

Superior magnetic field strength exceeds DoD requirements for purging classified. Independent scientific testing confirms this degausser erases Longitudinal Magnetic Recorded (LMR) and Perpendicular Magnetic Recorded (PMR) hard disk media with a coercivity of 5000 Oersteds and magnetic tape media with a coercivity of 2800 Oersteds.*

*Erasure performance testing on hard disks with coercivities above 5000 Oe and on magnetic tapes above 3000 Oe in progress.

The HD-1T has the strongest minimum effective magnetic field of any degausser listed in the NSA EPL-Degausser. In fact, tests conducted by NSA have shown the HD-1T to fully erase a 5000 Oersted hard drive with only 50% of its total magnetic field strength, making the HD-1T the best defense solution for future higher coercivity magnetic media technologies.

With a powerful, multi-directional magnetic field and large chamber size, the HD-1T is approved to degauss multiple tapes and laptop hard drives per cycle (without disassembly), saving time, energy and labor costs.

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