Hard Drive & Tape Degausser HD-2XT

10,000 gauss 8 seconds

Garner’s HD-2XT automatic degausser magnetically destroys all data on hard drives and tape in 8 seconds, verifies the erasure field strength, and numerically displays the gauss level after each cycle.

Ideal in office settings, this quiet operation desktop degausser erases high coercivity (magnetic) hard drives up to 1.25 inches in height, as well as the full range of tape cartridge media. Easy to use, simply place the media in the drawer. Closing the drawer automatically starts the degauss cycle. 

Hard Drive & Tape Degausser | 10,000 gauss 8 seconds



Data Eliminator Cart Package

 HD-2XT Features

  • Economical and durable
  • Generates 10,000+ gauss (1 tesla) magnetic field for complete erasure of hard drives and tape
  • Complete data elimination in 8 seconds
  • LCD numerically displays gauss level after each cycle
  • Erases up to 1,920 (1.8 in.), 960 (2.5 in.), and 240 (3.5 in.) drives per hour
  • Destruction report capable
  • Upgradeable to IRONCLAD Erasure and Destruction Verification System
  • Erases working and non-working hard drives
  • Office quiet
  • Continuous duty - no cool down between cycles
  • Certified to UL, IEC, CSA, CE and RCM standards
  • TAA compliant
  • Portable, lightweight (34 lbs)

Combine the HD-2XT 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.

Erasure Verification

  • Exclusive to the HD-2XT, the LCD numerically displays the gauss level after each cycle
  • Built-in field verification system and on-board diagnostics confirm the magnetic field strength of every erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure
  • Optional IRONCLAD Erasure Verification System with JPG image capture upgrade. The ultimate proof-of-erasure report with JPG images of erased hard drives and numerical documentation of the gauss field strength
  • Optional SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report software and scanner upgrade. Creates a media destruction report complete with date, time, user ID, serial number, and erasure verification of each degauss cycle

Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy

  • Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (ie. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
  • HD-2XTSS Degausser eliminates all data on the disc platters
  • After degaussing, physical destruction from the PD-5 gives 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 SSD-1 solid-state destroyer is recommended before 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 the all data on the drive in approximately 1/10 of a second regardless of whether the drive is functioning or non-functioning, and 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 HD-2XT helps meet government and industry standards requiring complete erasure of sensitive data before disposal, including:

  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • IRS 1075
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • DoD (Emergency Destruction)
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
  • 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:

Sustainable Practices. Ecofriendly Products

We are proud to be an ecofriendly manufacturer in California, the state that sets the standard for environmental protection. At every stage of the manufacturing process, from product design through manufacturing and shipping, we apply processes and use materials that minimize environmental impact.

HD-2XT Affordable Security— 
Optional Packages and Accessories

Configure a system to match your needs.  Pair the HD-2XT high-speed degausser with our NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Destroyer for a complete erasure and physical destruction package.


Data Destruction Cart

Data Eliminator Cart

Your choice of destruction equipment securely mounts to a custom-designed cart creating a comprehensive mobile media sanitization solution.  
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Data Destruction workstation

Degauss Destroy Recycle WorkStations

The locking storage compartment allows you to securely store media awaiting processing.
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Mobile Data Destruction

Degauss Destroy Mobility WorkStations

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by pairing a transport case with your custom selection of destruction products.
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Data Destruction Duo

DD Degauss Destroy Packages

Combine our hard drive degaussers with our physical destroyers to fit your data security need.
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Data Destruction Verification


Add IRONCLAD Erasure Verification System to capture JPG images of degaussed media and record gauss field strength in a certificate of erasure and destruction report.

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Data Destruction work table

SW-2 Secure Workstation

Our custom-configured SW-2 table features a locking storage compartment for securely storing media awaiting erasure.
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data destruction shipping case

HD-2XT Shipping Case

Our MIL-SPEC shipping case lets you take the HD-2XT to the media.
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data destruction recycle bin

Recycle Bin

A large blue crack-resistant recycle bin makes it easy to store media that has been destroyed and ready to be recycled.
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data destruction media bins

Media Bins

Color-coded media bins. The red bin is labeled “Media to be Degaussed” and the yellow bin is labeled “Degaussed Media”.
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deguassed labels

Degaussed Labels

Sold in packs of 1,000 labels.
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HD-2XT Specifications

  • Part Number

    HD-2XT • HD-2XTE

  • Certifications/Listings

    ETL Listed • UL, IEC, CSA, CE and RCM certified • TAA compliant • FCC compliant

  • Magnetic Field

    1 tesla (10,000 gauss) nominal

  • Erasure Verification

    Optional:  IRONCLAD or SCAN-1X

  • Charge Time

    8 seconds

  • Throughput (Hard drives per hour)

    Up to 1,920 (1.8 in.)
    Up to 960 (2.5 in.)
    Up to 240 (3.5 in.)

  • Media

    Hard drives: Laptop, standard, network up to 1.25 in. in height. Tape media: All LTO, all DLT, AIT, 2590 Series, 8mm, and others

  • Power

    HD-2XT: 110~125VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz 
    HD-2XTE: 90~250VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory Configurable

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 17W
    During charge: 145W avg.
    At the time of erase: 17W

  • Degausser System

    Capacitive Discharge

  • Duty Cycle


  • Drawer Capacity (HxWxD)

    1.25 x 4.3 x 5.9 (in.)
    31.8 x 108 x 148.6 (mm)

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    34 lbs. (15.44 kg.)

  • Size (HxWxD)

    6 x 17.8 x 13.3 (in.)
    151.1 x 450.9 x 337.8 (mm)

  • Warranty

    HD-2XT: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    HD-2XTE: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.


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