PD-4 Destroyer


The PD-4 physically destroys hard drives by bending, breaking, and mangling the hard drive and its internal components—including the data platters. Using a rugged stainless-steel crushing wedge, the PD-4 bends the data platters preventing the hard drive from “spinning up” or for the hard disk platters from being removed and placed on a spin stand used in laboratory data recovery techniques. The PD-4 also cracks the hard-drive housing, breaks the PC board, and smashes the read-write heads. Best for use after degaussing, the PD-4 ensures total hard drive destruction.


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Light weight. Heavy duty.


Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devises. Meets the toughest standards for bending hard drives containing U.S. government top-secret data, as well as all other government and industry standards for data destruction prior to disposal.


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


Applies approximately 10,500 pounds of force to bend, break, and mangle hard drives—including data-storage platters—at the push of a button.


Destroys the first hard drive in just 20 seconds or less, meeting the NSA’s emergency-destruction guidelines. Continuous-duty operation requires no cool down between cycles.


Requires no adapters to destroy hard drives up to 4.5 inches (113 mm) wide by 6.3 inches (158.8 mm) deep by 2.8 inches (71.1 mm) high, including network SCSI and IDE drives. Allows you to specify voltage options when ordering for international locations.

High capacity

Destroys up to six laptop drives, two standard hard drives, or one full-height hard drive during each destruction cycle.


Offers push-button operation and auto sensors that detect and adapt crushing to the drive height (up to 2.8 inches high), with no user input required.

Office compatible

Quiet enough to use in an office and about the size of a desktop computer, the PD-4 weighs just 73 lbs., uses no messy hydraulic fluid, and plugs into any standard wall outlet worldwide.

Software independent

Because the PD-4 doesn’t rely on software, it destroys any working or nonworking laptop, desktop, or network hard drive.


Door lockout system eliminates worries about operator safety during disk destruction cycles.


Stainless steel crushing wedge resists chipping and cracking. Since its introduction in 2009, the PD-4 has proven to be extremely dependable worldwide.


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

Easy to use

Simply open the door, insert the drive(s), and press the button. That’s all it takes to operate the PD-4.

The Final Step in Data Destruction

Operates as a standalone unit, but also works as the ideal companion to the HD-2, HD-3WXL, and TS-1 hard-drive degaussers as the last step in secure data destruction.  

PD-4 vs. Hydraulics

The PD-4 requires no hydraulic fluid to operate the durable stainless steel crushing wedge. You don’t need to worry about messy fluid spills or place the PD-4 on a spill-containment mat. Since its introduction in 2009, the PD-4 has proven to be extremely reliable worldwide.

Secure and Compliant

The PD-4 will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • California Senate Bill 1386
  • DOD Emergency Destruction Guidelines
  • FCC
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization
  • NIST SP 800-36
  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • NSA/CSS SDDM 9-12
  • PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)

NSA Listed. Laboratory Tested.

Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devices, the PD-4 was laboratory tested to ensure disk destruction to the level required for U.S. government classified top-secret data.

International Standards

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

PD-4 Intelligent Versatility—
Optional Packages and Accessories

Configure a system to match your needs. Our optional MIL-SPEC transport case with built-in wheels makes it easy to transport the PD-4 to offsite data locations. To ensure data can never be retrieved, pair the PD-4 with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1 degausser, feature-filled HD-3WXL degausser, or budget-friendly HD-2.


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DDR Degauss and Destroy Workstation Options

Create a full data-destruction workstation in our custom-configured SW-2 Table featuring a locked storage compartment for securely storing media awaiting erasure and color-coded media bins. Choose the degausser that fits your organization’s security needs and budget: TS-1 (NSA listed), HD-3WXL, or HD-2. Learn More


DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by combining the PD-4 with our popular and powerful TS-1, HD-3WXL, or HD-2 degaussers and our MIL-SPEC DDM transport case. Learn More



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SW-2 Secure Workstation

For pairing with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1 degausser or our entry-level HD-2 degausser. Features a locked storage compartment for securely storing media awaiting erasure. Learn More


Media Bins

Color-coded media bins make it easy to stage media for destruction and deposit media after degaussing is complete. The red bin is clearly labeled “Media to be Degaussed,” the yellow bin is labeled “Degaussed Media,” and the large blue container holds destroyed media ready for recycling. Learn More

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PD-4 MIL-SPEC Transport Case

Built-in wheels and telescoping handle enables easy transport, eliminating the need to move hard drives to another location for destruction. Just remove the case top, plug in the PD-4, and start crushing. Learn More

PD-4 Specifications

  • Power Supply

    100~130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory configurable
    200~240V ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory configurable

    Specify when ordering

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 24W
    During crush:     1920W max.

  • Media

    Hard drives: Laptop, standard, network to 2.8 in. height

  • Destruction Time

    Destroys up to 1,440 (2.5 in.) hard drives per hour
    Destroys up to 240 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour

  • Listing/Certifications

    NSA/CSS EPL and CE

  • Destruction Chamber Size (HxWxD)

    2.8  x 4.5  x 6.3 (in.)
    71.1 x 114.3  x 158.8 (mm)

  • Destruction Chamber Capacity

    One full height, two standard height or six laptop hard drives destroyed at one time

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    73 lbs. (33 kg)

  • Size (HxWxD)

    14.2 x 7.2  x 16.9 (in.)
    359.9 x 182.1 x 429.3 (mm)

  • Warranty

    One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available

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