HD-5T Degausser

HD-5T Degausser

National Security Agency Evaluated.  Compact and energy-efficient, the HD-5T Degausser erases multiple magnetic tapes and hard disk drives (HDDs) per cycle and contains an automatic, patented internal magnetic Field CheckR® feature that ensures the degausser is performing properly, each and every time.

Superior magnetic field strength exceeds Department of Defense (DoD) requirements for purging classified information. Independent scientific testing confirms this degausser erases Longitudinal Magnetic Recorded (LMR) and Perpendicular Magnetic Recorded (PMR) hard disk media with a coercivity of 5000 Oersteds and magnetic tape media with a coercivity of 3000 Oersteds.*

*Erasure performance testing on hard disks with coercivities above 5000 Oe and on magnetic tapes above 3000 Oe in progress.

A unique feature of the HD-5T Degausser is its ability to measure its field strength and report results to the operator, thus guaranteeing its performance. Know without a doubt that your media is being degaussed to National Security Agency standards each and every time.

The HD-5T Degausser has a built-in energy-saving feature. Uninterrupted use decreases cycle time as the degausser is able to retain a portion of the energy for re-use in the next cycle. Therefore, continuous use of the HD-5T Degausser shortens the cycle time and reduces the amount of energy consumed.


  • Unique, patented internal Field CheckR® provides magnetic field verification that guarantees erasure, each and every time.
  • Compact and portable; ideal for use in small spaces or on the move.
  • Listed in the "NSA Evaluated Products List for Magnetic Degaussers."

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Degausser Specifications

Made in the USA byData Security, Inc.®Data Security, Inc.®Data Security, Inc.®
Magnetic Field TechnologyCapacitive Discharge with
Patented Internal NSA
Approved Field Verification
Permanent MagnetPermanent Magnet
OperationAutomatic (push button)Manual (effortless handle)Automatic (industrial-grade conveyor belt)
Disk Coercivity in NSA EPL-D5000 Oe5000 Oe5000 Oe
Tape Coercivity in NSA EPL-D3000 Oe3000 Oe3000 Oe
Max Media Size1” (25.4 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 6” (152 mm)1” (25.4 mm) by 4.3” (109 mm) by 5.8 “ (147 mm)1” (25.4 mm) by 4.3" (109 mm) by 6" (153 mm)
Erasure Time40 seconds first cycle, 25 seconds per cycle thereafter, single pass operation8 seconds per pass (operator dependent),
single pass operation
3 seconds,
single pass operation
ThroughputUp to 330 pieces/hrUp to 630 pieces/hrUp to 1,300 pieces/hr
MobilityTabletop ready, cart and wheeled case availableTabletop ready, cart and wheeled case availableTabletop ready, cart and wheeled case available
Weight114 lbs (52 kg)89 lbs (40 kg)260 lbs (118 kg)
Footprint10” (254 mm) W by
26.9” (684 mm) D by
17.1” (434 mm) H
12.4” (315 mm) W by
18.1” (460 mm) D by
14.1” (358 mm) H
15.9” (404 mm) W by
38.8” (986 mm) D by
16.5” (419 mm) H
Power120V/3A/50-60Hz or 230V/1.5A/50-60HzNo electrical power required; energy provided by human operator120V/4A/60Hz or 230V/2A/50Hz