PD-5 Hard Drive & Solid-State Destroyer


The high-speed, high-powered, high-volume, NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 hard drive destroyer bends, breaks, and mangles hard drives preventing data recovery. Enhance the PD-5’s destruction versatility by adding our patented SSD-1 solid-state destroyer. The SSD-1 pierces memory chips and waffles solid-state media, flash drives, USB thumb drives, and SSHD controller boards. View PDF Brochure


NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 with SSD-1

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DDM-15 Package

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Documenting Data Erasure

Add the SCAN-1 destruction verification software and barcode scanner package. Using your own computer, the SCAN-1 compiles a log of the serial number, date, time and crush status of each hard drive into an audit-worthy report.

Add Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD Verification System. Now the crush depth of the PD-5’s powerful destruction wedge can be verified and documented in an IRONCLAD destruction report. We recommend pairing the IRONCLAD with a PD-5 and a Garner degausser for complete data erasure and destruction with JPG images of degaussed hard drives, providing the best audit trail and proof-of-destruction reports available.


  • Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devices after having undergone and passed rigorous testing by the NSA
  • Meets the Department of Defense emergency-destruction guidelines

CE Certified

  • CE and ANSI certified

Total Destruction

  • Delivers approximately 15,500 pounds of crushing power to hard drives
  • When used with the optional SSD-1, destroys the individual memory chips of solid-state media

Office Compatible

  • Quiet operation for office use
  • Uses no messy hydraulic fluid
  • Small footprint, fits on desktop
  • Plugs into standard wall outlet worldwide
  • Weighs just 79 lbs


  • Take destruction to the media with our wheeled shipping case.

Destruction Verification

  • Integrates with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD Data Elimination Verification System
  • IRONCLAD’s verification system generates an audit-worthy proof-of-destruction report complete with media serial numbers, user ID, witness ID, incident number, crush depth, date, time and location of destruction.


  • Up to 1,800 (2.5 in.) drives per hour
  • Up to 360 (3.5 in.) drives per hour
  • Optional SSD-1 destroys up to 60 standard solid-state drives, 60 SSHD controller boards, and hundreds of flash and USB thumb drives per hour
  • Requires no cool down between cycles

Destroys Working and Nonworking Media

  • Destroys working and nonworking laptop, desktop, and network hard drives
  • Destroys working and nonworking solid-state media

Easy to Use

  • Single push-button operation
  • Auto sensing of media type
  • LCD screen keeps you informed at each step of the destruction process

IRONCLAD Proof-of-Erasure & Destruction

JPG image of degaussed hard drive with crush depth


Exportable erasure & destruction report

Create the Ultimate Audit Trail with the IRONCLAD Data Elimination Verification System

Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD system acts as a digital witness verifying erasure, capturing JPG images of the erased media, documenting the crush depth of the PD-5 and generating an IRONCLAD proof-of-erasure & destruction report.


  • IRONCLAD Touch Screen – The brain of the IRONCLAD system. Provides a touch screen interface that stores user ID, witness ID, incident number, date, image, data erasure and destruction information in a password protect system.
  • IRONCLAD Image Capture Module – Provides absolute proof that each hard drive was degaussed by capturing a JPG image of the top of the hard drive immediately after degaussing. These high-resolution images identify bar-codes and unique markings that can be used later during an audit. The information is stored in the IRONCLAD Control Head.
  • IRONCLAD Scanner – Scans the hard drive serial number or company asset number into the IRONCLAD Control Head.
  • IRONCLAD Destruction Module – Allows the PD-5 physical destroyer to be integrated into the IRONCLAD Control Head allowing destruction information from the PD-5 hard drive destroyer to be combined with the hard drive erasure record.
  • IRONCLAD Export Tool – Allows authorized users to export JPG images and all details of the erasure & destruction status for report or archival purposes. Both Ethernet and USB transfer is available

Secure & Compliant

Meets the toughest standards for bending hard drives containing U.S. government classified top-secret data, as well as all other government and industry standards for data destruction prior to disposal.

  • NSA/CSS SDDM 9-12
  • DOD Emergency Destruction Guidelines
  • California Senate Bill 1386
  • 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)

PD-5 Power—
Optional Packages and Accessories

The PD-5 operates as a stand alone unit or as part of a complete degauss-and-destroy system, when paired with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1 degausser, feature-filled HD-3WXL degausser or budget-friendly HD-2. Take them on the road with our optional MIL-SPEC transport case with built-in wheels. Or create a complete mobile or workstation solution.



Mobile Destruction Unit

Leave no data behind! Take destruction directly to the data.
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DDR Degauss and Destroy Secure Workstation Options

Custom-configured workstation paired with your selection of destruction products to meet your organization’s security needs and budget.
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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by pairing a MIL-SPEC transport case with your custom selection of destruction products. 
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DD Degauss and Destroy Options

Custom-configured hard drive degauss and destroy packages. 
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The SPACESAVER Compliance Package includes the HD-2SS Degausser, the NSA/CSS EPL- listed PD-5plus hard drive destroyer, SSD-1 solid-state media destroyer, SSD-CADDY, SSD-MT10 media transport sleeves, and the SCAN-1 media destruction report generating scanner and software. 
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SSD-1 Solid-State Destroyer

Add to the PD-5 to create the ultimate solid-state media destruction package.
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Keep your PD-5 accessories in one place. Add the SSD-CADDY to create a compact, organized, and stable destruction accessory station.
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SW-2 Secure Workstation

Pair with our destruction equipment. The SW-2 Secure Workstation features a locked storage compartment for securely storing media awaiting erasure.
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SCAN-1 Destruction Report Generator

PD-5 is report capable with our SCAN-1 Destruction Report generating software and scanner.
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Media Bins

Color-coded media bins make it easy to stage media for destruction and disposal.
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PD-5SSD MIL-SPEC Transport Case

Built-in wheels and telescoping handle enables easy transport, eliminating the need to move hard drives to another location for destruction. Has built-in slot to hold optional SSD-1.
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SSD-1 MIL-SPEC Transport Case

The optional SSD-1 solid state destroyer can be equipped with its own MIL-SPEC transport case to enable complete mobility.
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PD-5 Specifications

  • Certifications

    NSA/CSS EPL and CE

  • Destruction Verification

    SCAN-1 and IRONCLAD optional

  • Media

    Hard drives up to 2.5 in. in height

  • Throughput

    Up to 1,800 (2.5 in.) hard drives per hour
    Up to 360 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour
    Up to 60 full height drives per hour
  • Destruction Chamber Capacity

    PD-5: Hard drives up to 2.25 in. in height
    With optional SSD-1: One SSD,  multiple flash drives, USB thumb drives, and one SSHD controller board

  • Destruction Chamber Size (HxWxD)

    2.3 x 4.9 x 6.8 (in.)
    57.4 x 123.7 x 172.2 (mm)

  • Power Supply

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

    Specify when ordering

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 90W
    During crush:     1200W max.
  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Size (HxWxD)

    14.9 x 7.5 x 18.6 (in.)
    377.7 x 190.8 x 473.5 (mm)

  • Weight

    79 lbs. (35.9 kg.)

  • Warranty

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

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.

(Optional) SSD-1 Specifications

  • Destruction Capacity

    One SSD, multiple flash drives, USB thumb, and one SSHD controller board

  • Destruction Chamber Dimensions (HxWxD)

    0.5 x 3 x 6 (in.)
    13.2 x 73.7 x 152.4 (mm)

  • Overall Dimensions (HxWxD)

    2.8 x 4.8 x 6.8 (in.)
    71.1 x 121.9 x 173.4 (mm)

  • Weight

    8.3 lbs. (3.8 kg)

  • Warranty

    Ninety-day manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.

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