HD-5T Degausser

Compact and energy efficient, the HD-5T degausser erases multiple tapes and hard disk drives (HDDs) per cycle, and contains an automatic, internal magnetic Field CheckR™ feature that ensures the degausser is performing properly, each and every time.


  • Unique, internal Field CheckR™ provides magnetic field verification that guarantees erasure, each and every time.
  • Compact and portable; ideal for use in small spaces or on the move.
  • Listed in the "NSA Evaluated Products List – Degausser."

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Degausser Specifications

  HD-5T HPM-2 HD-1T
Made in the USA by Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc.
Magnetic Field Technology Capacitive Discharge with Patented Internal NSA Approved Field Verification Permanent Magnet Capacitive Discharge
Operation Automatic (push button) Manual (effortless handle) Automatic (push button)
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 6” (152 mm) 5.8 “ (147 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 1” (26 mm) high 1” (26 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 7.3” (186 mm)
Erasure Time 40 seconds first cycle, 25 seconds per cycle thereafter, single pass operation 8 seconds per pass (operator dependent) 40 seconds
Throughput Up to 330 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate Up to 630 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate 80-300 HDDs/hr, 80-760 tapes/hr
Mobility Optional wheeled cart and deployment case available. Wheels optional Table top ready, cart and wheeled case available Wheels included on base for mobility; rack-mount feature available
Weight 114 lbs (52 kg) 89 lbs (40 kg) 420 lbs (191 kg)
Dimensions 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 30” (762 mm) W by 28.5” (724 mm) D {32.7” (831 mm) w/door open} by 54.8” (1392 mm) H
Power 120V/3A/50-60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50-60Hz No electrical power required, energy provided by human operator 30” (762 mm) W by 28.5” (724 mm) D {32.7” (831 mm) w/door open} by 54.8” (1392 mm) H

HD-5T 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 3000 Oersteds.*

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

A unique feature of the HD-5T degausser is its ability to measure its field strength and report results to the operator, thus guaranteeing its performance. Know without a doubt that your media is being degaussed to National Security Agency standards each and every time.

The HD-5T degausser has a built-in energy saving feature. Uninterrupted use decreases cycle time as the degausser is able to retain a portion of the energy for re-use in the next cycle. Therefore, continuous use of the HD-5T degausser shortens the cycle time and reduces the amount of energy consumed.

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