NSA/CSS EPL-Listed Destroyer PD-5

HDD Destroyer

The high-speed, high-powered PD-5 is the fastest and lightest NSA/CSS EPL-listed hard drive destroyer on the market.  Designed to meet evolving technology challenges, its amplified crushing power mangles hard drives in under 20 seconds, including the latest helium (He) drives. Designed for use inside data centers and office environments,  the energy-efficient PD-5 destroys multiple drives at one time with no messy hydraulics. 

Add the optional SSD-1 Solid-State Destroyer and IRONCLAD Destruction Verification System to automatically generate Certificates of Destruction with JPG images of the destroyed media.

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How to Destroy Solid-State

NSA Listed Hard Drive Destruction

Meeting the NSA CSS Evaluated Products List requirement for Hard Disk Drive Destruction Services, the PD-5 operates as an NSA Listed Second Stage Hard Drive Destroyer when paired with Garner's NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1XT degausser

For those not needing NSA level degaussing, the PD-5 can be paired with Garner's high-volume HD-3XTL degausser or our economical and fast HD-2XT degausser.  

PD-5 Features

  • Listed on the NSA Evaluated Products List for hard drive destruction 
  • 10+ tons of force bends, breaks, and mangles hard drives, including data platters and other internal components, preventing data recovery 
  • Destroys up to 1,800 (2.5 in.) and 360 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour 
  • With optional SSD-1 solid-state destroyer, destroys solid-state media, flash drives, USB thumb drives, mobile phones, and SSHD controller boards 
  • Destruction report capable when used with IRONCLAD or SCAN-1X
  • Crushes multiple drives or one helium drive at a time 
  • Drive destruction in under 20 seconds 
  • Robust crush chamber stands up to enterprise use 
  • Quiet, office-friendly design (no hydraulics)
  • One-button operation and safety features make PD-5 easy to use
  • Certified to UL, IEC, CSA, CE, KC and RCM standards
  • TAA compliant

Built-in Destruction Verification

Built-in performance checker: Garner's destroyers have built-in performance verification systems. On-board diagnostics confirm the crush depth of every cycle, ensuring destruction every time.
LCD Screen: Displays cycle count and diagnostics.
SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report software and scanner (optional): Creates media destruction reports with date, time, user ID, serial number, and verification of each cycle.
IRONCLAD Destruction Certificate (optional): Create the ultimate proof-of-destruction reports. Combine the PD-5 hard drive destroyer with Garner’s exclusive IRONCLAD® Destruction Verification with JPG Image Capture System.  IRONCLAD creates a Certificate of Destruction Report by compiling user, media, and diagnostic data from the PD-5 hard drive destroyer for auditing and record-keeping purposes.

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Optional Solid-State Destruction

Add the SSD-1 patented solid state destroyer. Ninety spikes puncture, perforate, waffle, and demolish individual memory chips on solid-state media, thumb drives, mobile phones, and SSHDs permanently preventing data retrieval.

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No Hydraulics

The PD-5 requires no hydraulic fluid to operate, eliminating concerns about messy fluid spills or the need to place the PD-5 on a spill-containment mat. Its rugged, yet lightweight (79 lbs. or 35.9 kg) components and quiet operation make it perfect for data centers and office environments.

Secure and Compliant

The PD-5 will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • NSA/CSS SDDM 9-12 (HDD destruction)
  • NIST SP 800-88r1
  • CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) 
  • DoD Emergency Destruction Guidelines
  • 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)

NSA Listed. Laboratory Tested. 

Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devices, the PD-5 was laboratory tested to ensure disk destruction to the level required for the U.S. government classified Top-Secret data.  

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.

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Sustainable Practices. Ecofriendly Products

We are proud to be a 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.  

Unlike shredded hard drives, drives crushed by the PD-5 are recyclable.  

Data Destruction Packages

As the fastest, lightest NSA/CSS 9-12-compliant HDD destroyer on the market, the feature-filled PD-5 offers distinct advantages. Take it on the road with our optional MIL-SPEC transport case with built-in wheels. Or create a complete mobile or workstation solution by combining the PD-5 with our NSA/CSS-EPL-listed TS-1XT degausser, high-volume HD-3XTL degausser, or high-speed HD-2XT degausser.


Enclosed Destruction Cart with NSA Degausser and Destroyer

Enclosed Destruction Cart

Our custom-built, smooth-rolling cart includes our NSA-Listed hard drive and tape degausser and NSA-Listed hard drive destroyer.  
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Data Eliminator Cart

Your choice of data destruction equipment securely mounts to the cart creating a comprehensive mobile media sanitization solution.  
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Degauss Destroy Recycle WorkStation

Locking storage allows you to securely store media awaiting processing.
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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Gain mobility while satisfying stringent security requirements by pairing a transport case with your selection of data destruction products.
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DD Degauss Destroy Packages

Pair our destroyer with an industry-leading hard drive degausser that fits your data security need.

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SpaceSaver Compliance Package

Complete erasure, destruction, and verification in a small footprint.
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SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report Generator

PD-5 is report capable with our SCAN-1X Media Destruction Report generating software and scanner.
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Built-in wheels and a telescoping handle enables easy transport, eliminating the need to move hard drives to another location for destruction. Has a built-in slot to hold optional SSD-1.
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Keep your PD-5 accessories in one place. The SSD-CADDY securely locks into the base of the PD-5 to conveniently hold the SSD-1 solid-state destroyer and SSD-MT solid-state media transport sleeves.
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Recycle Bin

Large blue 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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PD-5 Specifications

  • Part Number

    PD-5 • PD-5E

  • Certifications/Listings

    NSA/CSS Listed (HDD destruction)  • ETL Listed • UL, IEC, CSA, CE, KC and RCM certified

    • TAA compliant   • FCC compliant

  • Crush Force

    10+ tons

  • Options

    Erasure Verification:  IRONCLAD or SCAN-1X

    Solid-State Destruction:  SSD-1 accessory

  • Crush Time

    20 seconds

  • Throughput (Hard drives per hour)

    Up to 1,800 (2.5 in.)
    Up to 360 (3.5 in.)

  • Media

    PD-5: Hard drives up to 2.25 in. in height
    With optional SSD-1: SSD,  flash drives, USB thumb drives, mobile phones, and SSHD controller boards

  • Power

    PD-5: 110~130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz 
    PD-5E: 200~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz 
    Factory configurable

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 90W
    During crush: 1200W max.

  • Duty Cycle


  • Destruction Chamber Size (HxWxD)

    2.3 x 4.9 x 6.8 (in.)
    57.4 x 123.7 x 172.2 (mm)

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H Without condensation

  • Weight

    79 lbs. (35.9 kg.)

  • Size (HxWxD)

    14.9 x 7.5 x 18.6 (in.)
    377.7 x 190.8 x 473.5 (mm)

  • Warranty

    PD-5: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    PD-5E: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard

  • Made in the U.S.A.

    By Garner Products, Inc.


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