Hard Drive Destroyer PD-4 Destroyer


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The PD-4 physically destroys hard drives by bending, breaking, and mangling the hard drive and its internal components—including the data platters. Using a rugged stainless-steel crushing wedge, the PD-4 bends the data platters preventing the hard drive from “spinning up” or for the hard disk platters from being removed and placed on a spin stand used in laboratory data recovery techniques. The PD-4 also cracks the hard-drive housing, breaks the PC board, and smashes the read-write heads. Best for use after degaussing, the PD-4 ensures total hard drive destruction.

Hard Drive Destroyer | NSA/CSS EPL-Listed

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Lightweight. Heavy duty.


Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devises. Meets the toughest standards for bending hard drives containing U.S. government top-secret data, as well as all other government and industry standards for data destruction before disposal.


Independently tested and certified to meet CE standards for safety and compatibility.


Applies approximately 10,500 pounds of force to bend, break, and mangle hard drives—including data-storage platters—at the push of a button.


Destroys the first hard drive in just 20 seconds or less, meeting the NSA’s emergency-destruction guidelines. Continuous-duty operation requires no cool down between cycles.


Requires no adapters to destroy hard drives up to 4.5 inches (113 mm) wide by 6.3 inches (158.8 mm) deep by 2.8 inches (71.1 mm) high, including network SCSI and IDE drives. Allows you to specify voltage options when ordering for international locations.

High capacity

Destroys up to six laptop drives, two standard hard drives, or one full-height hard drive during each destruction cycle.


Offers push-button operation and auto sensors that detect and adapt crushing to the drive height (up to 2.8 inches high), with no user input required.

Office compatible

Quiet enough to use in an office and about the size of a desktop computer, the PD-4 weighs just 73 lbs., uses no messy hydraulic fluid, and plugs into any standard wall outlet worldwide.

Software independent

Because the PD-4 doesn’t rely on software, it destroys any working or nonworking laptop, desktop, or network hard drive.


The door lockout system eliminates worries about operator safety during disk destruction cycles.


Stainless steel crushing wedge resists chipping and cracking. Since its introduction in 2009, the PD-4 has proven to be extremely dependable worldwide.


Uses no hydraulics, eliminating concerns about messy hydraulic fluid spills and the need for a spill containment mat.

Easy to use

Simply open the door, insert the drive(s), and press the button. That’s all it takes to operate the PD-4.

The Final Step in Data Destruction

Operates as a standalone unit, but also works as the ideal companion to the HD-2XT, HD-3XTL, and TS-1XT hard-drive degaussers as the last step in secure data destruction.  

PD-4 vs. Hydraulics

The PD-4 requires no hydraulic fluid to operate the durable stainless steel crushing wedge. You don’t need to worry about messy fluid spills or place the PD-4 on a spill-containment mat. Since its introduction in 2009, the PD-4 has proven to be extremely reliable worldwide.

Secure and Compliant

The PD-4 will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • NSA/CSS SDDM 9-12
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • DoD Emergency Destruction Guidelines
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
  • TAA

NSA Listed. Laboratory Tested.

Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devices, the PD-4 was laboratory tested to ensure disk destruction to the level required for the U.S. government classified top-secret data.

International Standards

Independently tested and certified to meet CE standards for safety and compatibility.

Sustainable Practices. Ecofriendly Products

We are proud to be a manufacturer in California, the state that sets the standard for environmental protection. At every stage of the manufacturing process, from product design through manufacturing and shipping, we apply processes and use materials that minimize environmental impact.
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PD-4 Intelligent Versatility—
Optional Packages and Accessories

Configure a system to match your needs. Our optional MIL-SPEC transport case with built-in wheels makes it easy to transport the PD-4 to offsite data locations. To ensure data can never be retrieved, pair the PD-4 with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1XT degausser, high-volume HD-3XTL degausser, or high-speed HD-2XT.


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Locking storage allows you to securely store media awaiting processing.
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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by pairing a transport case with your custom selection of destruction products.
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PD-4 MIL-SPEC Shipping Case

Our MIL-SPEC transport case lets you take the PD-4 to the media.
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Recycle Bin

Large blue recycle bin makes it easy to store media that has been destroyed and ready to be recycled.
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Media Bins

Color-coded media bins. The red bin is labeled “Media to be Degaussed” and the yellow bin is labeled “Degaussed Media”.
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PD-4 Specifications

  • Part Number

    PD-4, PD-4E

  • Certifications/Listings

    NSA/EPL • CE • TAA

  • Crush Force

    5+ tons

  • Erasure Verification

    Optional:  IRONCLAD Universal

  • Crush Time

    28 seconds

  • Throughput (Hard drives per hour)

    Up to 1,440 (2.5 in.)
    Up to 240 (3.5 in.)

  • Media

    Hard drives: Laptop, standard, network to 2.8 in. height

  • Power

    PD-4: 110~130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    PD-4E: 110-130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    PD-4HE: 220-240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory configurable

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 24W
    During crush: 1920W max.

  • Duty Cycle


  • Destruction Chamber Capacity (HxWxD)

    2.8 x 4.5  x 6.3 (in.)
    71.1 x 114.3 x 158.8 (mm)

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    73 lbs. (33 kg.)

  • Size (HxWxD)

    14.2 x 7.2  x 16.9 (in.)
    359.9 x 182.1 x 429.3 (mm)

  • Warranty

    PD-4: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    PD-4HE • PD-4E: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.


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