Hard drives have become one of the most popular mediums for storing information, whether personal or business-related. However, the real issue arises when it's time to discard them - what is the proper method to completely remove information from hard drives? We have the perfect solution for that!

Hard Drive Degaussers and Punchers have become increasingly popular as more and more organizations prefer to remove personal data in-house rather than sending their hard drives to external organizations to be disposed of. 

So, what is a degausser, and how does it work? A degausser is essentially a device that rearranges the magnetic domain (where data is stored) of magnetic storage devices such as hard drives. It does this by sending out an intense magnetic field that completely rearranges the magnetic patterns on the hard drive, making it totally unreadable, thus rendering the previously stored information irrecoverable. This process works for hard drives that are in use and faulty hard drives that store sensitive information. Degaussing these drives is the safest, NSA-approved way to remove the data on them, and investing in a degausser instead of sending your devices to third-party organizations is the way to go.

On the other hand, hard drive punchers work by literally punching holes through your hard drive, rendering them completely unusable, and thus the information on them irrecoverable. 

A combination of the two, a Hard Drive Puncher/Degausser is the ultimate option to invest in, which works by degaussing the information on it and then punching holes through it, ensuring that the hard drive is completely useless to anyone trying to access the private information on it. 

We’ve compiled a list of the best Hard drive degausser, puncher, and puncher/degausser you need to invest in today:

MBM Destroyit HDP0103 Hard Drive Degausser

The MBM Destroyit HDP0103 is a Hard Drive Degausser that uses high-intensity magnetic fields to remove data from different hard drives. It operates quietly without causing a disturbance, making it optimal for offices, and includes a status indicator allowing easy monitoring of the degaussing process.

  • Degaussing Cycle: 60 seconds
  • Category: Office
  • Hard Drive Sizes: 2 ½” or 3 ½”
  • Erasing Area: 1 ½” * 4 ¼” x 6”
  • Can Degauss: PCs, Laptops, Notebooks, Printers, Copiers, and PDAs
  • Maximum Run Time: Continuous

Hard Drive Degausser

MBM Destroyit HDP0101 Hard Drive Punch

The MBM Destroyit HDP0101 is a Hard Drive Puncher using a hardened steel punch die to destroy all kinds of hard drives. It comes with an adjustable feed chute that can be adjusted to accommodate different sizes of hard drives, a transparent safety lid, and an LED illuminated punching compartment. It also features weight sensors in the bin, which shuts the device off automatically if the bin is full and Easy Switch control element.

  • Punch Cycle: 15 seconds
  • Category: Office
  • Feed Opening Size: 2 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Security Level: H-3
  • Can Punch: Hard Drives
  • Maximum Run Time: Continuous
  • Bin Capacity: Weight sensor (automatic shut-off when collection bin is full)

Hard Drive Puncher

MBM Destroyit HDP0102 Puncher/Degausser

The MBM Destroyit HDP0102 is a Hard Drive Puncher and Degausser in one, which first degausses and then punches the hard drive to make data completely irrecoverable. It features an auto-reverse system on the punching die to prevent jamming, a feed chute that can be adjusted according to the size of the hard drive, Easy Switch control, Safety Protection system, and is designed for continuous operations.

  • Punch cycle: 15 seconds
  • Degaussing cycle: 60 seconds
  • Erasing Area: 1 ½ ’’  x 4 ¼’’ x 6’’
  • Category: Office
  • Security Level: H-3
  • Maximum Run Time: Continuous 
  • Bin Capacity: Weight Sensor (automatic shut-off once the bin is full)

Hard Drive Degausser/Puncher

 

All three products listed above are terrific investment options that will ensure the private data on your hard drive remains confidential. With data theft increasingly on the rise, investing in a good hard drive puncher and/or degausser in 2021 is essential!