Hard Drive Degaussing & Tape Degausser


Erasure Verification System

Garner's TS-1XT is the only degausser listed on the NSA Evaluated Products List for Top Secret Data equipped with IRONCLAD, a proof-of-erasure system that automatically generates an erasure report that includes an image of the hard drive for each hard drive as it is degaussed. 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.

Integrated Auditing System

Garner's exclusive IRONCLAD Erasure and Destruction Verification System automatically captures a JPG image of the hard drive immediately after it is degaussed and generates an exportable proof-of-destruction certificate for audit and archival purposes.


Destruction Certificate


Record Detail Screen



  • 20,000 gauss completely erases all data on hard drives and tapes in 15 seconds
  • Generate audit reports of destruction, including JPG images, operator ID, witness ID, date/time, location, and serial numbers
  • Secure password-protected system
  • Exportable JPG images of the degaussed hard drives
  • Informs operator and records the erasure results immediately after each cycle with green "Pass" or red "Fail"
  • IRONCLAD report exports in PDF, CSV, and Excel file formats
  • Operates in 2 modes: "Verification Mode" with prompts for new operators; and "Processing Mode" for faster processing
  • Operates off a standard wall outlet
  • ETL Listed, Certified to UL, IEC, CSA, CE, KC and RCM standards
  • TAA Compliant

Data Security Best Practices

  • Physical destruction of hard drives leaves data behind (i.e. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
  • The TS-1XT NSA-Listed degausser eliminates all data on the disc platters
  • After degaussing, physical destruction using 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 before the media leaves 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 all the data on the drive in approximately 1/10 of a second regardless of whether the drive is functioning or non-functioning. 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.

Package Includes


TS-1XT Degausser



Touch Screen Control Head



Image Capture System



Scanner and Stand



Degaussed Labels





Compliant Data Destruction

The TS-1XT IRONCLAD will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

Domestic and International Safety Standards

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, CSA and CE 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 ETL listed, certified to:

  • UL
  • IEC
  • CSA
  • CE 
  • KC
  • RCM

Sustainable Practices. Ecofriendly Products

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.

Data Destruction Packages

Configure a system to match your needs.  Pair the TS-1XT IRONCLAD high-speed degausser with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Memory Destroyer for a complete erasure and physical destruction package. 




Enclosed Destruction Cart

Our customer built, the smooth-rolling cart includes NSA-Listed Degausser and NSA-Listed Detroyer.  


Data Eliminator Cart

Your choice of destruction equipment securely mounts to a custom-designed cart creating a comprehensive mobile media sanitization solution.  


Degauss Destroy Mobility WorkStations

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by pairing a transport case with your custom selection of destruction products.


DD Degauss Destroy Packages

Combine a hard drive degausser with a physical destroyer to meet your data security needs.



Recycle Bin

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


Media Bins

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


Degaussed Labels

Sold in packs of 1,000 labels.

TS-1XT IRONCLAD Specifications

  • Part Number

    TS-1XT IRONCLAD: North America

  • Includes

    Image capture system
    Touchscreen control head
    Report generating software
    Scanner and stand
    Software support for one year
    50 "degaussed" labels

  • Option

    DVDRW-1: Optical media burner, TAA compliant

  • Certifications/Listings

    TS-1XT: NSA/CSS Listed  • ETL Listed • UL, IEC, CSA, CE, KC and RCM certified • TAA compliant • FCC compliant
    IRONCLAD: ETL Listed • UL, IEC, CSA and CE certified • TAA compliant • FCC compliant

  • Magnetic Field

    2 tesla (20,000 gauss) nominal

  • Erasure Verification


  • Charge Time

    15 seconds

  • Storage Capacity

    16 GB

  • Degausser throughput (per hour)

    Erases up to 1300 (1.8 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 875 (2.5 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 150 (3.5 in.) hard drives

  • Degausser with IRONCLAD throughput (per hour)

    Erases up to 120 hard drives

  • Media Types

    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: 90-250VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    IRONCLAD: 90-240VAC, 47-440Hz

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 108W
    During charge: 1272W
    During erase: 120W

  • Media Drawer Capacity

    1.3 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:

    TS-1XT IRONCLAD: 107 lbs. (48.5 kg.)
    This is not a shipping weight

  • Warranty

    TS-1XT: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    TS-1XTA/E • IRONCLAD: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard
    Scanner: Ninety-day manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.

* All mounting hardware must be removed prior to degaussing.

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