NSA Hard Drive Degaussing & Tape Degausser TS-1XT

NSA/CSS EPL-Listed Degausser

With a 20,000 Gauss field, the TS-1XT NSA-EPL listed degausser completely erases all data on hard drives and tapes in under 15 seconds. The TS-1XT also comes standard with a  SCAN-1X scanner and software package to create an audit-worthy media destruction report as you degauss.


NSA Hard Drive Degaussing & Tape Degausser | NSA/CSS EPL-Listed Degausser

TS-1XT NSA-Listed Degausser


Mobility Package

TS-1XT Features

  • NSA-EPL degausser for erasure of Top Secret data
  • Generates 20,000+ Gauss (2 Tesla) magnetic field for complete erasure of hard drives and tape
  • Complete data elimination in 15 seconds
  • LCD numerically displays gauss level after each cycle
  • Erases up to 1,295 (1.8 in.), 865 (2.5 in.), and 150 (3.5 in.) drives per hour
  • SCAN-1X hard drive and tape Destruction Report software and scanner included
  • Upgradeable to IRONCLAD Erasure and Destruction Verification System
  • Erases working and non-working hard drives
  • Office quiet
  • Continuous duty - no cool down between cycles
  • CE certified
  • Portable

Combine the TS-1XT 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.

Permanent Erasure of Top-Secret Data

Uniformly distributed 20,000-gauss power magnetically erases high-coercivity hard drives and tapes, ensuring Top-Secret classified data can never be recovered. The TS-1XT is the ultimate solution for permanent erasure of all magnetic data.

Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy

  • Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (i.e. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
  • The NSA-listed TS-1XT 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 Garner 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 TS-1XT will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • NSA/CSS/DoD Top Secret
  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • IRS 1075
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • 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)
  • TAA

NSA/CSS Listed. Laboratory Tested.

To be added to the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL), degaussers are laboratory tested to ensure complete erasure to the level required for U.S. government classified top-secret data.

International Standards

The TS-1XT is independently tested and certified to meet CE standards for safety and compatibility worldwide. The TS-1XT meets NSA and NATO Top-Secret data requirements.

TS-1XT Security That Fits—
Optional Packages and Accessories

Whether you want to use the TS-1XT in an office, mount it on a rack, take it one the road, or do all three, we offer the options that make the TS-1XT the perfect fit. Create the ultimate in Top Secret data destruction by adding 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 Memory Destroyer that destroys magnetic, solid state, solid-state hybrid, flash, and thumb drives.


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Add IRONCLAD Erasure Verification System to capture JPG images of degaussed media and automatically generate a certificate of erasure and destruction.
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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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Degaussed Labels

Sold in packs of 1,000 labels.
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 TS-1XT NSA Listed Degausser Specifications

  • Part Number

    TS-1XT • TS-1XTE

  • Certifications/Listings

    NSA/CSS • CE • TAA

  • Magnetic Field

    2 Tesla (20,000 Gauss) nominal

  • Erasure Verification

    SCAN-1X included
    IRONCLAD optional

  • Erasure Time

    15 seconds

  • Throughput (Hard drives per hour)

    Up to 1300 (1.8 in.)
    Up to 875 (2.5 in.)
    Up to 150 (3.5 in.)

  • Media

    Hard drives: Laptop, standard, network to 1.25 in. height
    Tape media: LTO (1, 2, 3, 4), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, AIT, 2590 Series, 8mm, and others

  • Disk Coercivity in NSA EPL-D

    5000 Oe longitudinal and perpendicular recorded

  • Tape Coercivity in NSA EPL-D

    3000 Oe

  • Power

    TS-1XT: 110~125VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    TS-1XTE: 90~250VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory configurable
    Specify when ordering

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 108W
    During charge: 1272W avg.
    At the time of erase: 120W

  • Degausser System

    Capacitive Discharge

  • Duty Cycle


  • Drawer Capacity (HxWxD)

    1.25 x 4.3  x 5.9 (in.)
    31.8 x 108 x 148.6 (mm)

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    105 lbs. (47.7 kg.)

  • Size (HxWxD)

    16.9 x 9.8 x 24.8 (in.)
    429.5 x 247.7 x 628.7 (mm)

  • Warranty

    TS-1XT: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    TS-1XTE: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard
    Scanner: Ninety-day manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.

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