Hard Drive Degausser & Tape Degausser


Erasure Verification System


With a 10,000 Gauss field, the HD-3WXL completely erases all data on hard drives and tapes in under 6 seconds. IRONCLAD automatically generates a certificate and report to prove it!  Garner is the only brand of degaussers and destroyers 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. 


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.


Destruction Certificate



Record Detail Screen



HD-3WXL IRONCLAD Benefits & Features

  • 10,000 Gauss completely erases all data on hard drives in ~ 6 seconds
  • Generate audit reports of destruction, including JPG images, operator ID, witness ID, date/time, location, and serial numbers of hard drives
  • Secure password-protected system
  • Informs operator and records the erasure results immediately after each cycle with green "Pass" or red "Fail"
  • Generates exportable IRONCLAD erasure report with images in PDF, CSV, and Excel file formats for audit and archival purposes (Provides a searchable, verified database to satisfy auditors)
  • 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 HD-3WXL 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)
  • High-volume HD-3WXL degausser 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 before 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


HD-3WXL Degausser



Touch Screen Control Head



Image Capture System




Scanner and Stand



Degaussed Labels




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Laptop Hard Drive Carrier



Secure and Compliant

The HD-3WXL will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • IRS 1075
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • DoD Up to Secret Classification
  • 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

Erasure-Verification Tests

Hard drives erased with the HD-3WXL have been tested and verified by hard drive manufacturers, information recovery companies, and private forensic laboratories, which independently confirmed that no data was recoverable.

International Standards

The HD-3WXLE is independently tested and certified to meet CE standards for safety and compatibility worldwide.

Optional Packages

For even greater destruction security add 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. 



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

The 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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HD-3WXL IRONCLAD Specifications

  • Part Number


  • Certifications


  • Magnetic Field

    1 Tesla (10,000 Gauss) nominal

  • Erasure Verification


  • Storage Capacity

    16 GB

  • Degausser throughput (per hour)

    Erases up to 3,600 (1.8 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 1,440 (2.5 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 180 (3.5 in.) hard drives

  • Degausser with IRONCLAD throughput (per hour)

    Erases up to 240 hard drives

  • Media Types

    Hard drives: Hard drives up to 1.7 in. high including full height, standard and laptop drives
    Tape media:  All LTO, all DLT, 3490, 9940, 3592, AIT, and others

  • Power

    HD-3WXL: 100~120VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz* 
    HD-3WXLE: 220~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz* 
    *Factory configurable
    IRONCLAD: 90-240VAC, 47-440Hz

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 36W
    During charge: 300W avg.
    During erase: 36W

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    HD-3WXL IRONCLAD: 80.2 lbs. (36.5 kg.)
    Control head: 3.8 lbs (1.7 kg.)
    This is not a shipping weight

  • Overall Dimensions (HxWxD)

    18.9 x 25 x 13 (in.) / 480 x 638 x 328.9 (mm)
    IRONCLAD touchscreen:
    6.6 x 9.6 x  2.5 (in.) / 168 x 244 x 64 (mm)
  • Warranty

    HD-3WXL: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    HD-3WXLE • 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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