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PDS-75 HDD Destroyer/Crusher

Manual Hard Drive Crusher is Destruction for the Government & Commercial Market



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.


Features of the PDS-75 Hard Drive Crusher


  • Compact and rugged design is portable and easily deployable.
  • Less than 8 second cycle time provides fast, safe and reliable hard drive destruction.
  • Specifically designed for emergency situations where power may not be available and quick destruction is required.
  • Comes with a holder that allows the operator to stow laptop supports when not in use. The magnetic mounting enables mounting on the back, side, or front of the destroyer, whichever suites the operator.
  • Provides a “green” energy saving solution for hard drive destruction.
  • Hard drives are bent approximately 90 degrees which bends/ breaks the platters and damages the heads, motor and circuit board.
  • Maintenance free and completely self-contained. There are no messy fluids or external components to deal with and no adjustments or calibration necessary.
  • 18 months parts and labor warranty


Customization Options


  • Rear Output Slide: Hard drives are typically removed from the front of the unit, but this option allows for the ejection of the hard drives out the back of the unit. This enables hard drives to be discharged into a disposal bin or container and requires less operator handling.
  • Rackmountable Slide-out Shelf: For mounting in standard 19″ EIA racks. This option allows the user to conveniently stow the destroyer when not in use and pull it out when needed, saving all too valuable table-top space. This option includes the Mount Kit.
  • Mount Kit: This option allows the user to mount the drive destroyer to various surfaces, including carts, truck floors, racks, etc.
  • Deployment Case: A heavy duty Pelican® Case with wheels with custom insert made specifically for the destroyer.

Additional information


Weight 49 lbs (22 kg)
Dimensions 9.25″ (23.5 cm) D x 7.25″ (18.4 cm) W x 16.5″ (41.9 cm) H
Media Destroyed 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

Cycle Time 8 Seconds or Less (dependent on operator)
Options 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
Destruction Method Bends/breaks platter, damages heads, motor and circuit board
Maintenance 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

Warranty 1 year with extended warranty available. Lifetime warranty on bender