DATAGONE High Energy Automatic Hard Drive Degausser

DATAGONE High Energy Automatic Hard Drive Degausser

Available on GSA Contract GS-02F-0093V



The DATAGONE High Energy Automatic Hard Drive and Backup Tape Cartridge Degausser is a fully automatic degausser for Hard Discs and Backup tapes. It uses pulse discharge tchnology and is fully processor controlled. This enables the DATAGONE to offer a complete and secure erase on magnetic media. Media that can be degaussed includes hard drives that use both perpendicular and vertical recording technology and most common backup tape formats, including DLT 1-4, SuperDLT I and II, LTO 1-5, 3592, and 9940 tape cartridges.

With erasure cycle times of 8 seconds, the DATAGONE Degausser is ideal for high-volume users who require less operator intervention and automatic operation. An Optional Transportation case makes it easy to move the machine to material to be degaussed or shipped to satelite sites for remote degaussing.

Proof of Erasure Verification Report

    The new DataGone LG with Data Destruction Auditor provides a reporting tool and a record of media degaussed. The software records all operating and degaussing information which can be saved and printed, giving hard copy evidence of complete erasure for reporting and auditing purposes. The DataGone LG comes with software for installation onto a PC or laptop and easy to follow instructions. An optional barcode scanner is available for easier input. When the DataGone LG is connected to a PC or laptop with the Data Destruction Auditor Installed via USB cable, information such as processing company (including the operator and supervisor); media owner; degausser machine type; serial number, part number and size of the Hard Drive or Tape will be recorded and can be printed if required.

    When the logging program has been opened on the PC and the DataGone LG is connected, the operator simply clicks on the "Find Machine" button for all the unit details to be automatically entered into the log including model, serial number and firmware version. The DataGone LG display will show it is in remote mode controlled by the PC.

    Further data regarding operator, customer and media is then entered via keyboard (or optional barcode scanner).

    When utilising the Data Destruction Auditor simply slide the hard drive into the aperture on the left hand side of the unit. The unit senses the presence of the media and the degauss cycle starts automatically. The erasure is commenced by clicking the "Destroy" button on the screen which activates the charging of the powerful degaussing magnetic field. When the degauss cycle is complete, the hard drive is released and exits from the degausser on the right hand side.

    Throughout the entire degauss cycle the on-board processor monitors the procedure and progress messages are displayed on the LCD panel. The entire erasure process takes approximately 8 seconds. The operator is immediately alerted to any interruptions in the cycle by messages on the screen.

    The lower portion of the screen now shows all the details of the erasure including date, time, Media Serial Number, Capacitor Voltage, Magnetic Gauss Field and confirmation that the media was degaussed successfully. If this data is highlighted and the print button pressed all the details on the screen along with all the data entered will be printed as a report. As new media is erased the details will be added to the Media Processed Log in the lower half of the screen. By highlighting erase records, the logs of one or more can be printed as required.

    There is a Supervisor Section in the Software which is Password protected. This allows the Supervisor to decide which fields are required and which fields must be completed by the Operator. The log record is stored in the PC and can be archived at any time or exported as a .csv file.


  • Single Pass Fully Automatic Operation
  • 10,000 Gauss Pulse Discharge Technology
  • Erases PC Hard Drives, LTO 1-5, SuperDLT I & II, DLT 1-4, 9940, 3592 and More
  • Over 250 drives erased per hour
  • An 8 Second Cycle Time
  • Complete Erasure of hard drives and tapes
  • Processor Controlled operation for Failsafe erasure
  • No Adapters
  • Effective on Longitudinal & Perpendicular Hard Drives

The DATAGONE generates a powerful magnetic field and in less than a second completely erases the complete data from Hard Drives and Backup tapes. Its simple one pass fully automatic operation makes it ideal for businesses where security is of the utmost importance.

Secure and Safe Operation
With safety in mind and to meet the latest ICNIRP Magnetic Exposure Guidelines, the DATAGONE field duration is less than a second and the magnetic field is designed to be concentrated inside the machine.

Automatic Processing
The DATAGONE is a fully automatic, table-top mounted unit. With the degausser powered up, the operator simply slides the hard drive into the aperture on the left hand side of the machine. The unit senses the presence of the media and the degausss cycle starts automatically. No operator action is required.

When the degauss cycle is complete, the hard drive is released and exits from the degausser on the right hand side of the machine. Throughout the entire degauss cycle, the onboard processor monitors the procedure and the progress messages generated by the machine are displayed on the LCD panel.

If the degauss cycle is interrupted for any reason, such as power loss or any operation fault condition, the media is retained in the DATAGONE and the operator is immediately alerted to the interruption in the erasure cycle on the LCD panel.

To eject media when the cycle has failed for any reason, the operator only needs to press the reset button. This releases the Hard Drive or Tape and resets the degauss cycle. The operator should then initiate a simple repeat erasure cycle. The entire erasure process takes approximately 8 seconds.

Who Recommends Hard Drive Degaussing?
As part of their guidelines for the sanitization of magnetic media, degaussing is required by the following organizations and statutes for hard drives and LTO tapes. These are requirements to meet compliance standards for government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use or disposal:

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).
  • Payment Card Industry--Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), featuring Guidelines for Media Sanitization: NIST 800-36 and NIST 800-88
  • Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
  • California State Senate Bill 1386
  • British Government (GCHQ)

Powerful 10,000 Gauss Pulse
The DATAGONE produces an 10,000 Gauss electromagnetic pulse that is several times stronger than the read/write heads in a hard drive or tape drive. This makes it more efficient and faster than every software-based erasure program. The DATAGONE also will completely degauss failed or damaged hard drives and tapes, which software programs cannot do.

Easy To Use
The DATAGONE is user-friendly and very easy to operate. Simply slide the media into the loading slot on one side of the machine, push a single button, and within eight seconds the media is discharged. Please view the complete video for details.


  • Recycling Companies needing flexible and moveable machines
  • Hard disk drive erasure specialists
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Military security departments
  • Government operations
  • Financial and banking institutions
  • Data processing facility managers
  • IT Security Departments

Media Erased

  • 3,5", 2.5" and 1.8" hard disk drives
  • Ultrium & Redwood SD-3 tape and cartridges
  • DLT I, II, III, and IV
  • SuperDLT I and II
  • LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, and LTO-5
  • Mammoth 1 & 2
  • Magstar 3570, 3590, and 3592 plus 9840 and 9940
  • AIT 1 & 2
  • DDS 1,2,3,4,&5
  • DD-2 & DFT 1 & 2

* Please note that hard drives and LTO cartridges are not reusable after having been degaussed. Data Devices does offer hard drive erasers which will erase hard drives to "like new" condition and permit them to be reused. CALL US!


Accessories for this unit can be easily ordered through the Website. Click on the image below for complete specifications and pricing.

Purchase Price $6,599.00
GSA Purchase Price $5,695.00
3 Year Factory Warranty $650.00
Shipping Case with Telescoping Handle and Wheels $975.00
Magnetic Field 10,000 gauss
Cycle Time 8 seconds
Throughput 250 per hour


115 VAC; 60 Hz ; 9 Amps(USA)
230 VAC; 50 Hz; 5 Amps (Overseas)
More Power Options Available



19.7 inches

500 mm


19.7 inches

739 mm


29.1 inches

488 mm


64 lbs

29 kg

Shipping Weight

75 lbs

34 kg

Please note that commercial shipping in the contiguous United States will be an additional charge. As international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping rates vary, we will provide a quote for your location upon receipt of your order.

Price: $6,499.00Sale price: $5,995.00