HPM-2 Degausser

Portable, compact and lightweight, the HPM-2 degausser is designed for use in any environment or condition -- domestic or overseas, friendly or hostile, office or mobile. Currently, the HPM-2 is the smallest permanent magnet degausser available. Simply insert the media into the drawer and rotate the effortless handle. The media is pulled inside the degausser where it passes a shielded permanent magnet that completely sanitizes the media.


  • Quick cycle time allows for fast throughput (erase up to 720 hard drives/tapes per hour).
  • Environmentally friendly solution; manual operation requires no electricity.
  • Listed in the "NSA Evaluated Products List – Degausser."

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Degausser Specifications

  HPM-2 HD-1T HD-5T
Made in the USA by Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc.
Magnetic Field Technology Permanent Magnet Capacitive Discharge Capacitive Discharge
Operation Manual (effortless handle) Automatic (push button) Automatic (push button)
Disk Coercivity in NSA EPL-D 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded 5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded
Tape Coercivity in NSA EPL-D 3000 Oe 2800 Oe 3000 Oe
Max Media Size 5.8 “ (147 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 1” (26 mm) high 1” (26 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 7.3” (186 mm) 1” (26 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 6” (152 mm)
Erasure Time 8 seconds per pass (operator dependent) 40 seconds 40 seconds first cycle, 25 seconds per cycle thereafter, single pass operation
Throughput Up to 630 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate 80-300 HDD/hr, 80-760 tapes/hr Up to 333 pieces/hr - NSA tested rate
Mobility Table top ready, cart and wheeled case available Wheels included on base for mobility; rack-mount feature available Optional wheeled cart and deployment case available. Wheels optional
Weight 89 lbs (40 kg) 420 lbs (191 kg) 114 lbs (52 kg)
Dimensions 12.4” (315 mm) W by 18.1” (460 mm) D by 14.1” (358 mm) H 30” (762 mm) W by 28.5” (724 mm) D {32.7” (831 mm) w/door open} by 54.8” (1392 mm) H 10” (254 mm) W by 26.9” (684 mm) D {33” (838 mm) with tray extended} by 17.1” (434 mm) H
Power No electrical power required, energy provided by human operator 30” (762 mm) W by 28.5” (724 mm) D {32.7” (831 mm) w/door open} by 54.8” (1392 mm) H 120V/3A/50-60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50-60Hz

HPM-2 Performance

Meets DoD requirements for purging classified information on longitudinal and perpendicular magnetic disk storage devices up to 5000 Oersteds.*

*Erasure performance testing on hard disks with coercivities above 5000 Oe and on magnetic tapes 2800 Oe and above in progress.

With permanent magnet technology, the HPM-2 portable degausser operates without electricity making it an ideal emergency destruction device that can be operated in any environment.

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