As storage media advances, media sanitization standards also evolve. The TS-4XT, the most powerful hard drive degausser on the market, generates a minimum erasure field strength of 30,000 gauss and peaks at 40,000+ gauss (4+ tesla), destroying all data on conventional media in only ~30 seconds.
The NSA has indicated that the next generation of NSA EPL hard drive degaussers will be required to produce a magnetic field strength of +30,000 Gauss. In anticipation of this coming standard, Garner's powerful TS-4XT degausser not only meets this requirment, but exceeds it.
Note: Garner’s TS-4XT degausser is currently pending NSA EPL testing. The NSA states that field requirements for future media have yet to be established.
Generates 40,000+ gauss (4+ tesla) magnetic field for complete erasure of hard drives and tape
~30 second charge time (nominal)
Includes SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report software and scanner voucher
IRONCLAD Erasure Verification System compatible
NSA EPL testing pending
Combine the TS-4XT degausser with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD® Erasure Verification with JPG Image Capture System for complete, permanent, and verifiable data elimination. Only Garner provides the best audit trail and proof-of-erasure reports with JPG images of degaussed hard drives and a record of gauss field strength for each cycle.
Built-in field checker: Garner's degaussers have built-in field verification systems. On-board diagnostics confirm the magnetic field strength of every cycle, ensuring complete erasure every time. LCD display: Provides the numerical value of gauss field strength to verify erasure, as well as cycle count, job count, and diagnostics. SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report software and scanner voucher included: Creates media destruction reports with date, time, user ID, serial number, and verification of each cycle. IRONCLAD Integrated Auditing System (option): Create the ultimate proof-of-erasure and destruction reports. Combine the TS-4XT degausser with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD® Erasure Verification with JPG Image Capture System. IRONCLAD creates a Certificate of Erasure & Destruction Report by compiling user, media, and diagnostic data from the TS-4XT degausser and the PD-5 hard drive destroyer for auditing purposes.
Permanent Erasure of Data
Uniformly distributed +30,000-gauss power magnetically erases high-coercivity hard drives and tapes, ensuring data can never be recovered. The TS-4XT is the ultimate solution to completely and permanently erase all magnetic data.
Best Practices: Degauss Before You Destroy
Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (i.e. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
The TS-4XT Degausser completely eliminates all data on the disc platters
After degaussing, physically destroy the hard drive with the Garner PD-5 hard drive destroyer to provide visual confirmation that the hard drive has been securely processed and is ready to leave the controlled environment for disposal or shredding
Note: Solid-state media cannot be degaussed. Physical destruction of the media with the Garner SSD-1 solid-state destroyer is recommended prior to the media leaving its secure environment.
Degauss vs. Overwrite
Overwriting is a method where a random pattern of usually "1" and "0" is written to every part of the drive, frequently three times, to obliterate the underlying data. The advantage of this method is the drive can be re-used. The disadvantages are: it takes a skilled operator to ensure the overwriting is done correctly; non-functioning sectors of the hard drive cannot be overwritten allowing data to remain on the drive; it takes a considerable amount of time-hours, and therefore electricity; and it is not regarded as failsafe, or permissible for the highest data security standards such as the NSA, CIA, or DoD.
Degaussing is the process of exposing the media to a strong magnetic field of sufficient strength to magnetically destroy the data. The advantages of degaussing are: a skilled operator is not required to operate a degausser; the magnetic field destroys all the data on the drive in approximately 1/10 of a second regardless of whether the drive is functioning or non-functioning. Degaussing is recognized by the NSA and DoD as an appropriate method of secure data destruction. The disadvantage of degaussing is the hard drive cannot be re-used.
After degaussing, the data on a degaussed hard drive simply no longer exists.
Secure and Compliant
The TS-4XT will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:
California Senate Bill 1386
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
NIST SP 800-88r1
PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
Domestic and International Safety Standards
Garner Products, Inc., leads the data destruction industry in product safety by being the first and only U.S. hard drive degausser and destroyer manufacturer to earn certification of our products to UL, IEC, and CSA safety standards from a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Our products are also independently tested for conformity to CE standards for safety and emissions for the European Union.
These U.S. and international certifications identify Garner’s products as safe to operate in data centers, hospitals, offices, and other sensitive environments around the world. Garner’s products are certified to:
TS-4XT Security That Fits— Optional Packages and Accessories
Whether you want to use the TS-4XT in an office, mount it on a rack, take it on the road, or do all three, we offer the options that make the TS-4XT the perfect fit. Create the ultimate in Top Secret data destruction by adding our NSA EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Memory Destroyer that destroys magnetic, solid-state, solid-state hybrid, flash, and thumb drives.