The PDS-75 is an NSA listed hard drive crusher that is designed to destroy hard drives in 8 seconds or less (dependent on operator). The manual PDS-75 is not only manually driven, but it is also simple to use. Just insert the hard drive into the safety slot. Then use the handle to crush the hard drive. During this process the hard drive is bent approximately 90 degrees, which breaks the platters and damages the heads, motor and circuit board. After the process has finished, the hard drive will be ejected into the front debris drawer. The PDS series exudes versatility with low maintenance and easy operation.
NOTE: To comply with recognized standards, including NSA/DoD regulations, a degausser must be used prior to destroying hard drives. In a typical national security operation, a destroyer is used in conjunction with a NSA approved degausser. Using a degausser is the only way to guarantee all data on hard drives and other magnetic media is completely unrecoverable. This is because it is possible to recover data from a mere piece of a hard drive that has not been degaussed. See Proton’s full line of degaussers to save on a degausser and destroyer bundle.
|49 lbs (22 kg)
|9.25″ (23.5 cm) D x 7.25″ (18.4 cm) W x 16.5″ (41.9 cm) H
|Handles all 3.5-inch Form Factor Drives including .65-inch, 1-inch and 1.65-inch high drives.
Handles 2.5-inch Laptop hard drives with Laptop Holder
Handles SSD (Not NSA evaluated for SSD) drives in 3.5 Form Factor and 2.5 Form Factor with the Laptop Holder
|8 Seconds or Less (dependent on operator)
|Rear Output Option; Rackmountable Slide-out Shelf Option (for 19″ EIA racks, 10″ to 28″ deep) (Includes Slides); Universal Screw Mounting Kit; Deployment Case with wheels
|Bends/breaks platter, damages heads, motor and circuit board
|Occasional vacuuming of debris drawer and internal housing
|Manual Operator Exertion
|Typical Commercial Drives (3.5”) – Typically 4 lbs. exertion
Hardened (Heavy Shielded) (3.5”) – Typically 12 lbs. exertion
|1 year with extended warranty available. Lifetime warranty on bender