DF-4 HDD Destroyer

Designed for simple, quiet, and reliable operation, the DF-4 will render any hard disk drive (HDD) damaged. Working at a rapid speed (4 seconds or less), the indestructible rotating rams inside the DF-4 bend and puncture the media. This action causes the hard drive to shatter; the mangled remnants drop into your waste bin for disposal. It’s fast, easy, quiet, safe, and clean. The DF-4 is the fastest, high-volume hard drive destruction device on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List.


  • Fastest destruction device available (rapid cycle time of 4 seconds or less can destroy up to 1,800 hard drives per hour).
  • Durable construction, maintenance free. No parts to sharpen, oil, or replace like in traditional shredders.
  • Listed in the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List for Hard Drive Destruction.

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Destroyer Specifications

  DF-4 DB-6000 DB-4000
Made in the USA by Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc.
Destroyer Type Magnetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Bender Magnetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Bender Magnetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Bender
Operation Automatic (push button) Automatic (push button) Automatic (push button)
Max HDD Size 1.63” (41 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) 4" (102 mm) by 6" (152 mm) by 2" (51 mm) 4” (101 mm) by 6” (152 mm) by 1.75” (254 mm)
Destruction Time 2 seconds at 230V, 4 seconds at 120V 8-12 seconds typical (method dependent) 12 seconds
Throughput 1,800 HDDs/hr 167 HDDs/hr (manual) or 256 HDDs/hr (automatic) - NSA tested rate 175 HDDs/hr - NSA tested rate
Mobility Available with or without wheels Optional wheeled cart or deployment case available Optional wheeled cart or deployment case available
Weight 1,000 lbs (450 kg) 69 lbs (31 kg) 100 lbs (45.4 kg)
Dimensions 46.9” (1191 mm) W by 35.5” (902 mm) D. Height adjusts from 48.2” (1224 mm) to 80.3” (2040 mm) {In-chute from 32.3” (254 mm) to 72.3” (1836 mm), Out-chute from 10” (254 mm) to 50” (1270 mm) 9” (229 mm) W {13.7” (348 mm) with handle installed} by 11.5” (292 mm) D by 21.1” (534 mm) H 13.25” (337 mm) W by 13.75" (350 mm) D by 15.36" (390 mm) H
Power 120V/8A/60Hz or 230V/8A/50Hz Mechanical energy provided by human operator or cordless drill 120V/2A/60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50Hz

DF-4 Performance

Built to last, the mangling wheels resist chipping and dulling. Unlike traditional hard drive shredders, there are no parts to sharpen, oil, or replace when worn. The DF-4 provides uninterrupted operation, reducing down time and maintenance costs.

The mangling wheels of the DF-4 are housed deep inside the machine, safely protecting the operator from harm at all times. In the event of an emergency, a manual stop button halts the operation of the machine.

Department of Defense magnetic media sanitization regulations require the use of an approved degausser, at minimum. In addition, they recommend degaussing be followed by physical damage prior to disposal. For complete compliance, pair the DF-4 with an LM-4 degausser or an LM-4E degausser, for a seamless degauss and destroy duo.

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