Hard Drive & Tape Degausser TS-1 IRONCLAD

Erasure and Destruction Verification System

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With a 20,000 Gauss field, the TS-1 completely erases all data on hard drives and tapes in under 45 seconds.  IRONCLAD automatically generates a certificate and report to prove it!  Garner's TS-1 degausser is the only NSA-listed degausser with IRONCLAD, an erasure and destruction verification system that automatically captures a JPG image of the hard drive immediately after it is degaussed and generates a proof-of-destruction certificate for audit and archival purposes. 

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Hard Drive & Tape Degausser | Erasure and Destruction Verification System


IRONCLAD Detailed Record

Destruction Certificate

IRONCLAD® Erasure and Destruction Verification 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.

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Destruction Certificate


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Record Detail Screen



TS-1 IRONCLAD Benefits & Features

  • 20,000 Gauss completely erases all data on hard drives and tapes in 45 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
  • Can be installed on existing TS-1 models from 2015 forward that are equipped with USB ports


Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy

  • Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (ie. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
  • 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.

Package Includes

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TS-1 NSA/CSS EPL-Listed Degausser


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Touch Screen Control Head


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Image Capture System



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Scanner and Stand


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Degaussed Labels






Secure and Compliant

The TS-1 IRONCLAD 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.

Optional Packages and Accessories

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 secure data disposal 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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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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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 IRONCLAD Specifications

  • Part Number


  • Certifications

    TS-1: NSA/CSS
    TS-1E: CE

  • Magnetic Field

    2.0 Tesla (20,000 Gauss) nominal

  • Erasure Verification


  • Storage Capacity

    16 GB

  • Degausser throughput (per hour)

    Erases up to 720 (1.8 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 480 (2.5 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 80 (3.5 in.) hard drives

  • Degausser with IRONCLAD throughput (per hour)

    Erases up to 50 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-1: 100~130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz*
    TS-1E: 220~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz*
    *Factory configurable
    IRONCLAD: 90-240VAC, 47-440Hz

  • Power Consumption

    TS-1: During standby: 36W
    During charge: 420W avg.
    During erase: 36W

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight:

    TS-1 IRONCLAD: 150 lbs. (68.1 kg.)
    This is not a shipping weight

  • Overall Dimensions (HxWxD)

    18.8 x17.6 x 21.5 (in.)
    476.3 x 447 x 546.1 (mm)
  • Warranty

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