Hard Drive Degausser & Tape Degausser HD-3WXL IRONCLAD
Erasure Verification System
With a 10,000 Gauss field, the HD-3WXL completely erases all data on hard drives and tapes in under 6 seconds. IRONCLAD automatically generates a certificate and report to prove it! Garner is the only brand of degaussers and destroyers with IRONCLAD, an erasure and destruction verification system that automatically captures a JPG image of the hard drive immediately after it is degaussed and generates a proof-of-destruction certificate for audit and archival purposes.
IRONCLAD® Erasure and Destruction Verification System
Garner's exclusive IRONCLAD Erasure and Destruction Verification System automatically captures a JPG image of the hard drive immediately after it is degaussed and generates an exportable proof-of-destruction certificate for audit and archival purposes.
Record Detail Screen
HD-3WXL IRONCLAD Benefits & Features
10,000 Gauss completely erases all data on hard drives in ~ 6 seconds
Generate audit reports of destruction, including JPG images, operator ID, witness ID, date/time, location, and serial numbers of hard drives
Secure password-protected system
Informs operator and records the erasure results immediately after each cycle with green "Pass" or red "Fail"
Generates exportable IRONCLAD erasure report with images in PDF, CSV, and Excel file formats for audit and archival purposes (Provides a searchable, verified database to satisfy auditors)
Operates in 2 modes: "Verification Mode" with prompts for new operators; and "Processing Mode" for faster processing
Operates off a standard wall outlet
Can be installed on existing HD-3WXL models from 2015 forward that are equipped with USB ports
Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy
Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (ie. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
High-volume HD-3WXL degausser eliminates all data on the disc platters
After degaussing, physical destruction from the PD-5 gives visual confirmation that the hard drive has been securely processed and is ready to leave the controlled environment for disposal or shredding
Note: Solid-state media cannot be degaussed. Physical destruction of the media with the SSD-1 solid-state destroyer is recommended before 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 the all 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.
Touch Screen Control Head
Image Capture System
Scanner and Stand
Laptop Hard Drive Carrier
Secure and Compliant
The HD-3WXL will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:
NIST SP 800-88r1
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)
PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
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.
The HD-3WXLE is independently tested and certified to meet CE standards for safety and compatibility worldwide.