HPM-2 Degausser

Manual (Electricity-Free)

HPM-2 Degausser

National Security Agency Evaluated.  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.


Superior magnetic field strength exceeds 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.


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


  • Smallest Footprint, lightest weight, fastest cycle.
  • Environmentally friendly solution; manual operation requires no electricity.
  • 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