NSA/CSS EPL-Listed Destroyer PD-5

HDD Destroyer

The high-speed, high-powered PD-5 is the fastest and lightest NSA/CSS EPL-listed hard drive destroyer on the market. The PD-5 meets evolving technology challenges by increasing the speed, amplifying the crushing power, and offering an optional SSD-1 solid-state destroyer that both perforates and waffles solid-state media, flash drives, USB thumb drives, and SSHD controller boards. 

Add IRONCLAD to generate a Certificate of Destruction with crush depth from the PD-5. The PD-5 is also compatible with the SCAN-1 Media Destruction Report Generator.

NSA/CSS EPL-Listed Destroyer|HDD Destroyer

Destruction Report

Crush 2- 1" hard drives at a time

Solid-state drive after destruction

How to Destroy Solid-State

Full-spectrum destruction. Full-throttle speed.


Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devices. 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 before disposal.


Independently tested and certified to meet CE safety and compatibility standards.

Media Versatility

Destroys laptop, standard, and full-height hard drives. The optional SSD-1 allows you to expand the range of media destroyed to include solid-state drives laptop drives, flash drives,  USB thumb drives, and SSHD controller boards.

Office compatible

Quiet enough to use in an office and about the size of a desktop computer weighs just 79 lbs., uses no messy hydraulic fluid, and plugs into any standard wall outlet worldwide.


Uses no hydraulics, eliminating concerns about messy hydraulic fluid spills and the need for a spill containment mat.

Total Destruction

Delivers approximately 10+ tons of crushing power to hard drives. When used with the optional SSD-1, 90 pins pierce solid-state media from top and bottom, causing both perforation and waffling, which destroy the individual memory chips.

Incredibly Fast

High-torque sensing technology allows the crushing wedge to zoom quickly to locate the media then increases torque to maximize crushing power, delivering destruction in 18 seconds or less. It’s fast enough to meet the Department of Defense emergency-destruction guidelines and requires no cool down between cycles.


Requires no adapters to destroy hard drives up to 4.5 inches (113 mm) wide by 6.5 inches (165 mm) deep by 2.25 inches (50 mm) high, including network SCSI and IDE drives. Allows you to specify voltage options when ordering for international locations. The optional SSD-1 expands your capabilities to include solid-state drives and flash media.

High capacity

Destroys up to eight laptop drives, two standard 1-inch hard drives, or one full-height hard drive during each destruction cycle. The optional SSD-1 handles one standard solid-state drive, one SSHD controller board, or multiple flash and USB thumb drives fit into the SSD-1 destruction chamber.

Easy to use

Push-button operation, auto-sensing of media type, and LCD screen keep you informed at each step of the destruction process. Simply place the media into the crushing chamber, close the door, press the button, and wait eighteen seconds or less to retrieve the destroyed media.

Software independent

Because the PD-5 doesn’t rely on software, it can destroy any working or nonworking laptop, desktop, or network hard drive. The optional SSD-1 requires no software.

The next generation of data destruction

As data technology evolves, data destruction technology must too. The PD-5 with optional SSD-1 meets the challenge by delivering high-speed, high-powered destruction across the spectrum of today’s commonly used data-storage media. The PD-5 operates as a standalone unit or as part of a complete degauss-and-destroy system when paired with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1XT degausser, high-volume HD-3XTL degausser, or high-speed HD-2XT degausser.  

No Hydraulics

The PD-5 requires no hydraulic fluid to operate, eliminating concerns about messy fluid spills or the need to place the PD-5 on a spill-containment mat. It’s rugged, yet lightweight components and quiet operation make it perfect for office environments.

Secure and Compliant

The PD-5 will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • NSA/CSS SDDM 9-12 (HDD destruction)
  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • DoD Emergency Destruction Guidelines
  • 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 Listed. Laboratory Tested. 

Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devices, the PD-5 was laboratory tested to ensure disk destruction to the level required for the U.S. government classified top-secret data.  

International Standards

Independently tested and certified to meet CE safety and compatibility standards. 

Sustainable Practices. Ecofriendly Products

We are proud to be a 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.
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Data Destruction Packages

As the fastest, lightest NSA/CSS 9-12-compliant HDD destroyer on the market, the feature-filled PD-5 offers distinct advantages. Adding the popular SSD-1 option puts the PD-5 into a class of its own. Take it on the road with our optional MIL-SPEC transport case with built-in wheels. Or create a complete mobile or workstation solution by combining the PD-5 with our NSA/CSS-EPL-listed TS-1XT degausser, high-volume HD-3XTL degausser, or high-speedHD-2XT degausser.


Enclosed Destruction Cart with NSA Degausser and Destroyer

Enclosed Destruction Cart

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

Your choice of destruction equipment securely mounts to the cart creating a comprehensive mobile media sanitization solution.  
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Degauss Destroy Recycle WorkStations

Locking storage allows you to securely store media awaiting processing.
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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

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

Create a package with our industry-leading hard drive degaussers and destroyers that fit your data security need.

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SpaceSaver Compliance Package

Complete erasure, destruction, and verification in a small footprint.
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SCAN-1 Media Destruction Report Generator

PD-5 is now a report capable of our SCAN-1 Media Destruction report generating software and scanner.
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Built-in wheels and the telescoping handle enables easy transport, eliminating the need to move hard drives to another location for destruction. Has a built-in slot to hold optional SSD-1.
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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. The SSD-CADDY securely locks into the base of the PD-5 to conveniently hold the SSD-1 solid-state destroyer and the SSD-MT solid-state media transport sleeves.
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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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PD-5 Specifications

  • Part Number

    PD-5 • PD-5E

  • Certifications/Listings

    NSA/EPL • CE • TAA

  • Crush Force

    10+ tons

  • Erasure Verification

    Optional:  IRONCLAD or SCAN-1

  • Crush Time

    20 seconds

  • Throughput (Hard drives per hour)

    Up to 1,800 (2.5 in.)
    Up to 360 (3.5 in.)

  • Media

    PD-5: Hard drives up to 2.25 in. in height
    With optional SSD-1: SSD,  flash drives, USB thumb drives, mobile phones, and SSHD controller boards

  • Power

    PD-5: 110~130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz 
    PD-5E: 200~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz 
    Factory configurable

  • Power Consumption

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

  • Duty Cycle


  • Destruction Chamber Size (HxWxD)

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

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    79 lbs. (35.9 kg.)

  • Size (HxWxD)

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

  • Warranty

    PD-5: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    PD-5E: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.


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