HD-3WXL Degausser

(Hard Drive & Tape)

Our most innovative degausser, the HD-3WXL delivers a wish list of practical features and options. Compact and easy-to-use, the HD-3WXL is a high-speed, high-volume degausser that fully and permanently erases all data contained on high-coercivity (magnetic) hard drives and tape media—with no adapters needed. The HD-3WXL includes a  SCAN-1 scanner and software package to create an audit-worthy media destruction report as you degauss.  

HD-3WXL|(Hard Drive & Tape)



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Small Footprint. Big Advantages.


With its continuous-duty rating, the HD-3WXL can erase up to 3600 drives or tapes per hour (7,200 a day) with no cool down needed.


Independently certified to meet both CE and ANSI safety and compatibility standards worldwide. Built-in safeguards check the stored power and display the field strength during each erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure.

Report capable

Included is our SCAN-1 scanner and destruction report software package to scan hard drive serial numbers to create a media destruction report during the degaussing process.


Erases all hard drive and tape formats that fit into the 1.7 x 4.5 x 5.9 in. media slot.


The degauss cycle starts as soon as you insert the media into the slot. Once erasure is successfully completed and verified by internal safeguards, the HD-3WXL releases the media down the exit slide.


Plugs into standard wall outlets in offices around the world.


Takes up less than a square foot of floor space and weighs just 66 lbs.


Offers an ideal, low-noise solution for office environments.


Enables you to meet government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use (tape only) or disposal.

Permanent Erasure Means Data Is Gone Forever

Because the HD-3WXL provides high-powered magnetic erasure, degaussed data can never be recovered. Magnetic erasure also means there’s no software to buy, update, or upgrade. And the HD-3WXL technology used to erase magnetic hard drives and tape media will never become obsolete due to software or driver modifications.

Degauss vs. Overwrite

The HD-3WXL produces an erasing field many times stronger than the fields produced by the read/write heads in hard drives and tape drives. This achieves a deeper and more efficient erasure than software-based wiping programs. Unlike overwriting, the HD-3WXL generates an erase field that encompasses the entire hard drive, leaving no area unchanged. Since the HD-3WXL does not rely on software and requires no physical connection to the hard drive, such as a cable, it completely and permanently erases working and nonworking hard drives, regardless of the operating system or interface.

Secure and Compliant

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

  • California Senate Bill 1386
  • DOD Up to Secret Classification
  • FCC
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
  • IRS 1075
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization
  • NIST SP 800-36
  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)


Erasure-Cerification Tests

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

International Standards

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


HD-3WXL Practical Versatility –
Optional Packages and Accessories

The HD-3WXL 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 disposal security, add our NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer that bends, breaks, and mangles hard drives or our NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Destroyer that crushes magnetic, solid-state, flash, and thumb drives.


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Eliminate the risk of physical data breaches while generating an audit-worthy IRONCLAD proof-of-erasure report with hard drive image verification. Learn More

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DDR Degauss and Destroy Secure Workstation Options

Our workstation options allow you to combine the HD-3WXL Degausser with an NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer or NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Memory Destroyer with our custom-configured SW-2 Table and media bins. Learn More

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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Gain full-function mobility by combining the HD-3WXL Degausser with a NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer or NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Memory Destroyer and our MIL-SPEC DDM transport case. Learn More


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HD-3 Transport Case

Our MIL-SPEC transport case lets you take the HD-3WXL to the media. Just remove the case top, plug the HD-3WXL into the wall, and start degaussing. Learn More


HD-3 Shipping Case

Our MIL-SPEC shipping case lets you take the HD-3WXL to the media and can be shipped in the case. Learn More

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SW-2 WorkStation

Allows you to create a destruction workstation in our custom-configured SW-2. Learn More


Media Bins

Color-coded media bins make it easy to stage media for destruction and deposit media after degaussing is complete. The red bin is clearly labeled “Media to be Degaussed,” the yellow bin is labeled “Degaussed Media,” and the large blue container holds destroyed media ready for recycling. Learn More

HD-3WXL Specifications

  • Power Supply

    100~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz 
    Factory configurable

    Specify when ordering

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 36W
    During charge: 300W avg.
    At the time of erase: 36W

  • Degausser System

    Capacitive Discharge

  • Media

    Hard drives: Hard drives up to 1.7 in. high including full height, standard and laptop drives
    Tape media:  All LTO, all DLT, 3490, 9940, 3592, AIT, and others

  • Duty Cycle


  • Erasure Time

    Erases up to 3,600 (1.8 in.) hard drives per hour
    Erases up to 1,440 (2.5 in.) hard drives per hour
    Erases up to 360 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour

  • Magnetic Field

    9,300 Oe, 0.93 Tesla

  • Certifications

    CE,  ANSI, FCC

  • Slot Capacity

    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

    66 lbs. (30 kg.)

  • Size

    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

    One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available

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