PD-5 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.


Solid-state drive

Two one inch hard drives

NSA listed PD-5

NSA listed PD-5

Solid-state drive after destruction

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 prior to 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 15,500 pounds 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 total 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 mulitiple 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 crush 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-1 degausser, feature-filled HD-3WXL degausser or budget-friendly HD-2.  

PD-5 vs. 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:

  • 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-5 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 safety and compatibility standards. 

PD-5 Power—
Optional Packages and Accessories

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-1 degausser, feature-filled HD-3WXL degausser, or budget-friendly HD-2.


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DDR Degauss and Destroy Secure Workstation Options

Create a full data-destruction workstation with our custom-configured SW-1 or SW-2 Table and color-coded media bins. Pair the PD-5 with the degausser that fits your organization’s security needs and budget: TS-1 (NSA/CSS EPL listed), HD-3WXL, or HD-2. Learn More

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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by combining the PD-5 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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SSD-1 Solid-State Destroyer

Add to the PD-5 to create the ultimate destruction package. Ensures secure destruction of data stored on solid-state drives, including laptop SSDs and solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs), as well as flash, compact flash, thumb, and other USB drives. The piercing power of 90 spikes punctures from top and bottom to perforate and waffle media, demolishing the individual memory chips preventing data from being retrieved. Learn More

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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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SW-2 Secure Workstation

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

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SCAN-1 Destruction Report Generator

PD-5 is now report capable with our SCAN-1 Destruction Report generating software and scanner. Learn More


Media Bins

Color-coded media bins make it easy to stage media for destruction and deposit media after degaussing and destruction are 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-5SSD 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. Has built-in slot to hold optional SSD-1. Learn More






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PD-5 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-5, and start crushing.Learn More

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SSD-1 MIL-SPEC Transport Case

The optional SSD-1 solid state destroyer can be equipped with its own MIL-SPEC transport case to enable complete mobility along with expanded destruction capabilities. Learn More

PD-5 Specifications

  • Power Supply

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

    Specify when ordering

  • Power Consumption

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

  • Destruction Time

    Destroys up to 1,800 (2.5 in.) hard drives per hour
    Destroys up to 360 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour

  • Certifications

    NSA/CSS EPL and CE

  • Destruction Chamber Size (HxWxD)

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

  • Destruction Chamber Capacity

    PD-5: Hard drives up to 2.25 in. in height
    With optional SSD-1: One SSD,  multiple flash drives, USB thumb drives, and one SSHD controller board

  • 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

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

(Optional) SSD-1 Specifications

  • Destruction Chamber Dimensions (HxWxD)

    0.5 x 3 x 6 (in.)
    13.2 x 73.7 x 152.4 (mm)

  • Overall Dimensions (HxWxD)

    2.8 x 4.8 x 6.8 (in.)
    71.1 x 121.9 x 173.4 (mm)

  • Destruction Capacity

    One SSD, multiple flash drives, USB thumb, and one SSHD controller board

  • Weight

    8.3 lbs. (3.8 kg)

  • Warranty

    Ninety-day manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

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