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HD-3WXL Continuous Duty Hard Drive Degausser and SCAN-1

Available on GSA Contract: GS-02F-0093V
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The HD-3WXL Hard Drive and Tape Cartridge Degausser is one of the most innovative degaussers available today. The HD-3WXL Degausser will erase all hard drive and tape formats that will fit in the 5.9” x 4.5” x 1.7” degaussing chamber – including PC hard drives, LTO, SuperDLT, DLT, 3592, and 9940 tape cartridges. With continuous duty and erasure cycle times of 10 seconds, the HD-3WXL 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. The HD-3WXL comes with the SCAN-1 logging software and barcode scanner to create audit worthy reports.


  • Latest Technology
  • 9,000 Oersted Electromagnetic Pulse
  • Erases PC Hard Drives, LTO, SuperDLT, DLT, 9940, 3592 and More
  • Continuous Duty
  • A 10 Second Cycle Time
  • 5.9” x 4.5” x 1.7” Degaussing Chamber
  • Effortless Loading
  • SCAN-1 logging software and barcode scanner included
  • Compact, Desk-Top Unit

Next Generation Technology
As magnetic media technology evolves, so must the means to erase that media. The HD-3WXL Degausser is the next evolution in capacitive discharge degaussing equipment built to degauss today’s high coercivity HDD’s and tape media. The HD-3WXL Degausser for hard drives and LTO tape is a high energy, DC capacitive discharge degausser capable of erasing hard drives and high-coercivity tape media in under 10 seconds. The Degausser’s user-friendly input system provides effortless loading of various sized hard drives and tape media without the need for adapters. Once degaussed, the media is automatically released and slides down the exit chute.

Handles A Variety of Media Formats
The HD-3WXL Degausser will erase all hard drive and tape formats that fit in the 5.9” x 4.5” x 1.7” degaussing chamber. This unit erases hard drives and high coercivity tape cartridge media, including all formats of LTO (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, 9940, 3592, and more. With a continuous duty rating (no cooling necessary) and 10 second cycle time, even large quantities of media can be handled in a very short period of time.

Standard Hard Drive
Large Hard Drive
Laptop Drive
Tape Media

Government Mandate Compliance
The HD-3WXL High Energy Pulse Degausser for hard drives and LTO tapes assists you in meeting compliance standards for government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use or disposal, including the following:

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

Powerful 9,000 Oersted Pulse
The HD-3WXL produces an 9,000 oersted electromagnetic pulse that is several times stronger than the read/write heads in a hard drive or tape drive, making it more efficient and much faster than every software-based erasure program. Since it does not rely on software, the HD-3WXL Degausser also has the ability to degauss failed or damaged hard drives and tapes, completely and permanently, regardless of the operating system. Software programs cannot do that.

Easy To Use
The HD-3WXL Degausser is exceptionally user-friendly. Simply slide your media into the slot on one side of the machine, push a single button, and within twelve seconds your media will discharge to the output slide on the opposite side of the machine. See our video for details. It just doesn’t get any easier than that!

Additionally, the HD-3WXL Degausser for hard drives and LTO tape cartridges is compact and convenient, fitting easily into any desk-top office environment with its small 22” x 12” footprint.

The machine can be rented for a period of one week at a cost of $650.00 or for one month at a cost of $1,495.00 per month, or it can be purchased as a remanufactured machine at a cost of $6,495.00.

Media Erased

  • Max Media Size: 6.75 in. (L) x 4.625 in. (W) x 1.66 in. (H)
  • 2.5 Type, 3.5 Type HDD
  • DLT I, II, III, and IV
  • SuperDLT I and II
  • LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, and LTO-5
  • Magstar 3570, 3590, and 3592 plus 9840 and 9940

* 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!


  • Scan-1 Media Destruction Report Generator($295.00)
  • Shipping and Transportation Carrying Case ($925 USA)
  • Red "Media to be Degaussed" Bin ($65.00)
  • Yellow "Degaussed Media" Bin ($65.00)
  • Three Year Warranty ($1350)

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

Purchase Price USA-$8,975.00

Int'l- Varies by location
3 Year Warranty $1350.00
Shipping Case with Telescoping Handle and Wheels $725.00 USA
Magnetic Field 9,000 oersted
Duty Cycle Continuous
Throughput Approx. 10 seconds per unit; Up to 250 per hour


110-125 VAC; 60 Hz (USA)
220-240 VAC; 50 Hz (Overseas)
More Power Options Available



12 inches

305 mm


22 inches

559 mm


19 inches

485 mm


66 lbs

30 kg
Shipping Weight
95 lbs
37.64 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: $8,975.00Sale price: $8,250.00