TS-1 Hard Drive And Tape Degausser (NSA Evaluated)

TS-1 Hard Drive And Tape Degausser (NSA Evaluated)



GSA Contract Number GS-02F-0093V
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Listed on NSA Evaluated Degausser Product List NSA EPL-9-12A-E Dated June 30, 2011
Certified to erase hard disk drives up to 5,000 Oersted and magnetic tape up to 2800 Oersted

It is the only degausser independently tested by a professional third party certified testing organization to meet stringent CE Government Standards.

The TS-1 DOD/NSA/CSS Evaluated Degausser is a ground-breaking design that takes proven solid degausser design, enhances the degaussing power, and delivers it in a new, concentrated, and streamlined ultra-portable package. In addition, a built-in calibration and redundant check system included with every system guarantees that each degauss cycle delivers the same constant power. There is no need for a separate instrument to check the power of the magnetic field. This sophisticated new design completely eliminates past requirements to continuously check equipment to see if degaussing continues to meet NSA standards.

Most NSA evaluated high security degaussers are tied to a single permanent structure because of their size, weight, or calibration requirements. Garner has perfected the portability of the TS-1 by adding retractable handles underneath each side for easy lifting. The new TS-1 degausser has received NSA evaluation and complies with all DoD requirements for destroying classified information on all magnetic media.

The TS-1 is the newest and most innovative product available. With two Tesla of power, the TS-1 erases the highest coercivity magnetic media available today--5000 Oe hard disk drives (laptop, desktop, and network up to 1.25" high) and all magnetic tape cartridges up to 2800 Oe--including all formats of LTO (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), SuperDLT I & II, AIT, and the 9940 and 3590 series, without requiring any additional adapters. With a continuous duty rating (no cooling breaks necessary), quiet operation and a 45 second cycle time, the TS-1 offers a fast, cost effective, reliable solution.

The machine can be rented for a period of one week or for a period of one month, or it can be purchased as a remanufactured machine. Call Data Devices directly to receive special low pricing for immediately available rental and remanufactured equipment.

The TS-1 is exceptionally user-friendly. It never overheats! Simply place media in the drawer of the TS-1 and push the "Erase" button. Within 45 seconds the media is quietly erased to government specification, no hearing protection needed! Open the drawer and remove the erased media. It just doesn't get any easier than that!


  • NSA/CSS Evaluated: NSA Evaluated To Erase Highest Coercivity Hard Disk Drives up to 5,000 Oersted and Highest Coercivity Magnetic Tape Cartridges up to 2800 Oersted.
  • Extremely Powerful: Highest 2 Tesla (20,000 Gauss) Power for NSA Evaluated operations.
  • User Friendly: 32 Digit LCD Display informs operator of status of erasure.
  • Completely Flexible: Erases All Hard Drives, LTO 1-5, SuperDLT I & II, DLT, 9940, 3592 and More
  • Portable: Retractable handles permit the machine to be easily moved to media to be degaussed by operators
  • Production Engineered: Continuous Duty permits maximum productivity, as the machine does not overheat--EVER.
  • Throughput: 60 hard disk drives or tape cartridges per hour.
  • Extremely Fast: 45 Second Cycle Time for speed and simplicity maximizes throughput.
  • Easily Deployable: Machine can be shipped throughout the world to every site with heavy-duty deployment case available for shipment.
  • Self-Verification: Built-In Cross-Matrix Sensors provide Complete Magnetic Field Verification before every degaussing cycle for Completely Guaranteed Reliable Operation.
  • Quiet Operation: Extremely low 52 Db noise restrictions permit Office-Friendly operation, no hearing protection needed. Quietest machine available for operator comfort.
  • Self Contained: No Adapters required for any degaussing operation.
  • Made In America: Manufactured in the USA
  • Independently Tested: Only degausser comprehensively tested by an independent third party testing organization to meet CE Standards


The TS-1 NSA Evaluated Hard Drive & Tape Degausser employs built-in unique safeguards to check the stored power before each erasure cycle, guaranteeing complete erasure every time. In addition, a proprietary gauss sensor measures the gauss at the coil at the exact time of discharge. If the power or the gauss rating are less than required specifications, the TS-1 will report any error message to the operator and not complete the cycle until the unit meets both power and gauss requirements. Messages are displayed on the LCD Display and lighted push buttons report the status of the TS-1 to the operator. You never have to check the power stability again.

Easy To Use, Transport, and Deploy

The TS-1 eliminates the risk of information loss during media transportation to the degaussing location. Take the degausser directly to the location of the media to be erased. The TS-1 incorporates two custom-machined retractable alloy handles built into each side of the machine for easy movement. An optional shipping and deployment case with custom-designed wheels is available to provide easy mobility for the TS-1 Degausser to move from job to job safely and securely throughout the world.

Handles A Variety of Media Formats

The TS-1 Degausser will erase all hard drive and tape formats, including hard disk drives up to 5,000 Oe (laptop, desktop, and network up to one inch high), and all tape cartridge media up to 2800 Oe (LTO 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, SuperDLT I & II, AIT, 3590 series, and all other extremely high oersted media. No special adapters are ever required.

Government Mandate Compliance

The TS-1 NSA Evaluated Hard Drive & Tape Degausser exceeds data destruction requirements specified in NSA/CSS specifications and in legislative mandates (PCI DSS, NIST, HIPAA, GLBA, PIPEDA, etc.) by destroying data on hard disk drives and magnetic tape cartridges. This new degausser has received NSA evaluation and complies with DoD requirements for destroying classified information on magnetic media. The TS-1 Degausser meets compliance standards for the following government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use or disposal:

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

Deployment Solutions
As the best data security solution is always to process your media on site, we offer a shipping and deployment case for $1175.00 (GSA Price $895.00) which makes this machine easily transportable for off-site or field data erasure applications. Simply wheel the case to the degaussing site, remove the top cover of the case, plug it in, and you can use the machine without ever taking it out of the case!

Data Devices will not be undersold! Government and military discounts. Educational discounts. Volume discounts. Please contact us for special pricing.


  • Top Secret Requirements of Fortune 500 Companies
  • All Military Security Departments requiring degaussing Top Secret media.
  • All Government Offices required to meet new Homeland Security Requirements.
  • All Recycling companies processing government media to NSA Security Requirements.
  • Data Processing Departments required to meet Homeland Security Requirements.
  • Hard Disk Drive Erasure Specialists requiring top security clearance
  • All Government Organizations required to meet security requirements.
  • All Offsite Storage Facilities required to degauss government media to NSA requirements.

Media Erased

  • Hard disk drives up to 5,000 Oe (laptop, desktop, and network up to one inch high), and tape media up to 2800 Oe (LTO 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, SuperDLT I & II, AIT, 3590 series, and all other extremely high oersted media.

* Please note that hard disk drives, 3570, 3570-B, 3570-C, 3570-C/XL, ADR30, ADR50, ADR120, AIT-1(S), AIT-5, DISK ZIP 100MB, DISK ZIP 250 MB, SLR, TR-4, TR-5, TR-7, 3590, 3590-E, 3590-H, 3592, LTO-1, LTO-2, LTO-3, LTO-4, LTO-5, 9840, 9940, and T-10000 cannot be reused after degaussing. We do offer erasers which will erase both kinds of media and permit them to be reused.
* The following media tape and cartridges are too wide to be processed by this degausser: 9 track, BETACAM (Dig)(L), BETACAM (SP)(L), BETACAM SX (L), D-1 (1" x 14" Dia), D-2 (L), D-2 (M), D-3 (L), D-5 (L), D-6 (L), D-6 (M), DASV ADAT, Disk 8" floppy, DTF-2 (200,730), HDCAM (L), MPEG IMX (L), U-MATIC (large)

Click here for a complete list of media that cannot be reused after degaussing.


  • Three Year Warranty ($2,995.00)

Purchase Price USA-$17,975.00
Int'l- Varies by location
GSA Purchase Price Please Call for Best Price
3 Year Warranty $2,995.00
Shipping Case with Casters $1,175.00 (USA)
Magnetic Field 20,000 Gauss
Duty Cycle Continuous
Cycle Time 45 seconds per unit
Throughput 60 HDDs per hour


120 VAC; 60 Hz (USA)
220 VAC; 50 Hz (Overseas)



17.5 inches

445 mm


21.5 inches

546 mm


19 inches

485 mm
Unit Weight
144 lbs
66 kg
Shipping Weight
181 lbs
73 kg

Please note that commercial shipping in the contiguous United States is 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: $17,975.00Sale price: $16,500.00