Hard Drive Degausser & Tape Degausser HD-2XT IRONCLAD

High-Speed Degausser

With a 10,000 gauss field, the HD-2XT completely erasures all data on hard drives and tapes in under 8 seconds.  IRONCLAD automatically generates a certificate and report to prove it!  Garner is the only brand of degaussers and destroyers with IRONCLAD, an erasure, and destruction verification system that automatically captures a JPG image of the media immediately after it is degaussed and generates a proof-of-destruction certificate for audit and archival purposes.

Hard Drive Degausser & Tape Degausser | High-Speed Degausser


Erasure and Destruction Record

Data Eliminator Cart Package

IT Asset Disposal Verification

Garner's exclusive IRONCLAD Erasure and Destruction Verification System automatically captures a JPG image of the hard drive immediately after it is degaussed and generates an exportable proof-of-destruction certificate for audit and archival purposes.

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Destruction Certificate

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Record Detail Screen


IRONCLAD Benefits and Features

  • 10,000 gauss completely erases all data on hard drives and tape in ~ 7 seconds
  • Tracks and stores media serial numbers, user ID, witness ID, and date in a password-protected system
  • Provides proof media was degaussed by capturing a JPG image of the hard drive immediately after degaussing
  • Records gauss field strength
  • Informs operator of erasure results with a green "PASS" or red "FAIL" after each cycle
  • Generates exportable JPG images and destruction results for audit and archival purposes in PDF, CSV, and Excel file formats
  • Operates in 2 modes:  "Verification Mode" with prompts for new operators; and "Processing Mode" for faster processing
  • Operates off a standard wall outlet
  • Can be installed on existing HD-2 series models that are equipped with USB ports


Best Practices: Degauss Before you Destroy

  • Physical destruction of hard drives alone leaves data behind (ie. shredding, crushing, piercing, bending)
  • HD-2XT Degausser completely eliminates all data on the disc platters
  • After degaussing, physical destruction from the PD-5 physical hard drive destroyer 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 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.





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HD-2XT Degausser


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Touch Screen Control Head


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Image Capture System



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Scanner and Stand


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Degaussed Labels





Secure and Compliant

The HD-2XT IRONCLAD will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • IRS 1075
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
  • DoD Up to Secret Classification
  • 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.

Data Destruction Packages

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


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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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Degauss Destroy Recycle WorkStations

The locking storage compartment allows you to securely store media awaiting processing.
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DD Degauss Destroy Packages

Combine a hard drive degausser with a physical destroyer to meet your data security needs.
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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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CASE-HD2XIC Shipping Case

Our MIL-SPEC shipping case lets you take the HD-2XT IRONCLAD to the media.
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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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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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Degaussed Labels

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

  • Part Number


  • 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


  • Storage Capacity

    16 GB

  • Degausser throughput (per hour)

    Erases up to 1920 (1.8 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 960 (2.5 in.) hard drives
    Erases up to 240 (3.5 in.) hard drives

  • Degausser with IRONCLAD throughput (per hour)

    Up to 180 hard drives

  • Media Types

    Hard drives:  5,000 Oe
    Tape media:  3,000 Oe

  • Power

    HD-2XT: 110-125VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    HD-2XTE:  90-250VAC +-5%, 50/60 Hz
    IRONCLAD: 90-240VAC, 47-440Hz

  • Power Consumption

    HD-2X: During standby: 17W
    During charge: 145W avg.
    During erase: 17W

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    HD-2XT IRONCLAD: 35.1 lbs. (16.5 kg.)
    Touchscreen: 3.8 lbs. (1.7 kg)
    This is not a shipping weight

  • Overall Dimensions (HxWxD)

    HD-2XT IRONCLAD: 10.2 x 17.8 x 18.2 (in.) 260 x 451 x 463 (mm)
    Touchscreen: 6.6 x 9.6 x 2.5 (in.) 168 x 244 x 64 (mm)
  • Warranty

    HD-2XT: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    HD-2XTE • IRONCLAD: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard
    Scanner: Ninety-day manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.


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