Hard Drive & Tape Degausser
Garner’s HD-2XT automatic degausser magnetically destroys all data on hard drives and tape in 8 seconds, verifies the erasure field strength, and numerically displays the gauss level after each cycle.
Ideal in office settings, this quiet operation desktop degausser erases high coercivity (magnetic) hard drives up to 1.25 inches in height, as well as the full range of tape cartridge media. Easy to use, simply place the media in the drawer. Closing the drawer automatically starts the degauss cycle.
Combine the HD-2XT degausser with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD® Erasure Verification with JPG Image Capture System for complete, permanent, and verifiable data elimination. Only Garner provides the best audit trail and proof-of-erasure reports with JPG images of degaussed hard drives and a record of Gauss field strength for each cycle.
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.
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.
The HD-2XT helps meet government and industry standards requiring complete erasure of sensitive data before disposal, including:
Garner Products, Inc., leads the data destruction industry in product safety by being the first and only U.S. hard drive degausser and destroyer manufacturer to earn certification of our products to UL, IEC, and CSA safety standards from a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Our products are also independently tested for conformity to CE standards for safety and emissions for the European Union.
These U.S. and international certifications identify Garner’s products as safe to operate in data centers, hospitals, offices, and other sensitive environments around the world.
Garner’s products are certified to:
We are proud to be an ecofriendly 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.
Configure a system to match your needs. Pair the HD-2XT high-speed degausser with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Destroyer for a complete erasure and physical destruction package.
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