The HD-3WXL high-volume slide degausser delivers a wish list of Garner exclusive features. Compact and automatic, the HD-3WXL, with 10,000 Gauss, 6 second charge time, and an oversized media slot, will completely and permanently erases all data contained on high-coercivity (magnetic) hard drives and tape media up to 1.7” in height. HD-3WXL includes a SCAN-1 scanner and software package to create an audit-worthy media destruction report as you degauss.
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 safety and compatibility standards worldwide. Built-in safeguards check the stored power and display the field strength during each erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure.
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. IRONCLAD compatible.
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.
Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy
Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (ie. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
HD-3WXL Degausser completely 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 prior to 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.
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
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)
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 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 destruction security, add our NSA EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer that bends, breaks, and mangles hard drives or our NSA EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Destroyer that crushes magnetic, solid-state, flash, and thumb drives.