Hard Drive Degaussing & Tape Degausser TS-1


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Highly sensitive classified and top-secret data demands the ultimate erasing power of our TS-1 Hard Drive & Tape Degausser. Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for erasure of Top Secret data, the TS-1 generates an evenly distributed 20,000 gauss (2 Tesla) magnetic field. The TS-1 delivers maximum erasure to every area of the drive or tape, no matter how drives or tapes are oriented in the media drawer. The TS-1 also comes with a  SCAN-1 scanner and software package to create an audit-worthy media destruction report as you degauss.

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



Mobile Destruction Unit

Small Footprint. Big Advantages.


Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Degaussers. Meets the toughest standards for erasing hard drive and tape media containing U.S. government classified top-secret data, as well as all other government and industry mandated standards for data elimination prior to reuse or disposal.


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

Report capable

Included is our  SCAN-1 scanner and software package to scan disk serial numbers and create a media destruction report during the degaussing process.


Built-in field-verification system and onboard diagnostics confirm the magnetic-field strength of every erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure. LCD display provides bar graph with numerical value to verify erasure.


Erases the highest-coercivity magnetic media made, including perpendicular and longitudinal laptop, desktop, and network drives up to 1.25 in. high and 5,000 Oe, as well as 3,000 high-coercivity tape media—without adapters.


The 45 second charge time and continuous-duty rating, with no cooling required, allow you to quickly and permanently erase magnetic media containing the most sensitive top-secret data.

Easy to Use

Pinch-free loading and removal lets you simply place the media into the drawer and press the “erase” button. The 32-character LCD display tells you the field strength during the cycle and when erasure is complete. The display also provides a media counter and diagnostics information in easy-to-understand words, rather than codes.

Office compatible

Quiet enough to use in an office and small enough to fit on a desktop, the TS-1 plugs into standard wall outlets.


Four retractable handles makes two-person lifting easy. The optional wheeled transport case allows you to take the TS-1 to the media for greater data security.

Permanent Erasure of Top-Secret Data

Uniformly distributed 20,000-gauss power magnetically erases a wide selection of high-coercivity hard drives and tapes, ensuring Top-Secret classified data can never be recovered. Magnetic erasure also means there’s no software to buy, update, or upgrade. And the TS-1 technology used to erase magnetic hard drives and tape media will never become obsolete due to software or driver modifications. The TS-1 is the ultimate solution for permanent erasure.

Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy

  • Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (ie. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
  • The NSA-listed TS-1 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 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-1 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-1E is independently tested and certified to meet CE standards for safety and compatibility worldwide. The TS-1 meets NSA and NATO top-secret data requirements.

TS-1 Security That Fits—
Optional Packages and Accessories

Whether you want to use the TS-1 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-1 the perfect fit. Create the ultimate in Top Secret data destruction by adding 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.


NSA Evaluated Products List Degausser and Destroyer Package

Mobile Destruction Unit

NSA Top Secret level destruction in a high-quality, mobile IRONCLAD cart. 
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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 compartment 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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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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SW-2 Secure Workstation

Lets you create a destruction workstation in our custom-configured SW-2 Table featuring a locked storage compartment for securely storing media awaiting erasure.
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TS-1 Transport Case

Holds the NSA EPL-listed TS-1 hard drive degausser Learn More

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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-1 Specifications

  • Part Number

    TS-1, TS-1E

  • Certifications/Listings


  • Magnetic Field

    2 Tesla (20,000 Gauss) nominal

  • Erasure Verification

    Includes SCAN-1
    Optional:  IRONCLAD

  • Charge Time

    ~45 seconds

  • Throughput (Hard drives per hour)

    Up to 720 (1.8 in.)
    Up to 480 (2.5 in.)
    Up to 80 (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-1: 100~120VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    TS-1E: 220~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory configurable
    Specify when ordering

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 36W
    During charge: 420W avg.
    At the time of erase: 36W

  • Degausser System

    Capacitive Discharge

  • Duty Cycle


  • Drawer Capacity (HxWxD)

    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

    144 lbs. (65.4 kg.)

  • Size (HxWxD)

    18.8 x17.6 x 21.5 (in.)
    476.3 x 447 x 546 (mm)

  • Warranty

    TS-1: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    TS-1E: 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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