DB-4000 Destroyer

NSA approved, durable and safe alternative to hard drive shredding, the DB-4000 Disk Drive Bender is a heavy duty hard disk drive (HDD) destruction device. Simply open the door and insert a hard drive. With single button operation, the powerful blade of the DB-4000 disk drive bender descends on the media. With the force of 40,000+ psi, the indestructible blade presses down on the media, bending, folding and crushing the delicate platters and circuitry of the drive, rendering it unusable and ready for disposal.


  • Largest chamber in an automatic destruction device, destroying oversized media formats and multiples pieces simultaneously.
  • Built to last; indestructible ram requires no preventative maintenance or expensive repairs.
  • Listed in the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List for Hard Drive Destruction.

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Destroyer Specifications

  DB-4000 DB-6000 DX-8
Made in the USA by Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc. Data Security, Inc.
Destroyer Type Magnetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Bender Magnetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Bender Magnetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Bender
Operation Automatic (push button) Automatic (push button) Automatic (push button)
Max HDD Size 4” (101 mm) by 6” (152 mm) by 1.63” (41 mm)  4" (102 mm) by 6" (152 mm) by 2" (51 mm) . 1.03” (28 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm)
Destruction Time 12 seconds 12 seconds (method dependent) Seconds
Throughput 175 HDDs/ hr - NSA tested rate 162 HDD per hour manual; 256 HDD per hour auto; 1100 HDD/hr max 1,315 HDDs/hr - NSA tested rate
Mobility Optional wheeled cart or deployment case available Optional wheeled cart or deployment case available Wheels included
Weight 100 lbs (45.4 kg) 69 lbs (31 kg) 734 lbs (333 kg)
Dimensions 13.25” (337 mm) W by 13.75" (350 mm) D by 15.36" (390 mm) H 9” (229 mm) W {13.7” (348 mm) with handle installed} by 11.5” (292 mm) D by 21.1” (534 mm) H 21” (530 mm) W x 40” (1010 mm) D x 36.6” (930 mm) H (not including chutes)
Power 120V/2A/60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50Hz Mechanical energy provided by human operator or cordless drill 120V/9A/60Hz or 230V/8A/50Hz

DB-4000 Performance

The chamber of the DB-4000 accepts a wide variety of media up to 4” by 6” by 1.76.” Due to this larger chamber size, thinner laptop drives (up to 6) can be stacked inside the chamber and damaged simultaneously, resulting in greater time efficiency.

The DB-4000 is designed with safety in mind. When the safety door is open, the ram locks into place preventing operation. The door itself is made of a shatterproof, yet transparent material that allows the user to view inside while protecting the operator from flying debris, a common result from the damaging process. In the event of an emergency, a manual stop button immediately halts the operation of the machine. Clean up is quick, safe, and easy with a removable debris collection tray.

Department of Defense magnetic media sanitization regulations require the use of an approved degausser, at minimum. In addition, they recommend degaussing be followed by physical damage prior to disposal. For complete compliance, pair the DB-4000 with a degausser listed in the National Security Agency’s Evaluated Products List-Degausser.

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