Degauss your data and then physically mangle the hardware.

PD-8700 Hard Drive Degausser and Physical Destroyer

Available on GSA Contract Number GS-02F-0093V

The PD-8700 Hard Drive Degausser and Destroyer both erases and destroys computer hard drives in one convenient operation. New security and privacy mandates now require complete erasure of media containing sensitive and confidential information prior to the disposal of the media. The PD-8700 guarantees complete security erasure.

It is specifically designed to provide a safe, convenient and effective method of destroying confidential information contained on hard drives. The PD-8700 degausses and then physically destroys the hard drive, ensuring that the information previously contained on the hard drive is permanently erased and destroyed, thus rendering the drive unusable.

The PD-8700 meets compliance standards for government mandates requiring complete elimination of private and confidential information stored on hard drives prior to disposal.

The PD-8700 is actually two machines in one. First, it is a powerful degausser rated at 10,000 gauss. Secondly, it is a physical hard drive destroyer that pierces holes into the data platters, which renders the hard drive physically unusable. For flexibility, the PD-8700 allows the user to chose between “Auto” mode, which performs both degauss and destroy modes, “Erase” mode, which just degausses, or “Destroy” mode, which just destroys.

The “Erase” mode of the PD-8700 features a degaussing force of 10,000 gauss and a large tray size to accommodate today's high coercivity drives as well as older, larger hard drives. Stored energy is quickly released to produce short, focused erasing fields that penetrate through the hard drive housing, changing the magnetic properties contained on the data disk platters.

Because the PD-8700's erasing field is many times stronger than the writing and erasing heads inside the hard drive, the PD-8700 will provide superior erasure over re-write programs that rely on the hard drive's internal write heads. The machine's erasure flexibility permits the user to also degauss all computer tapes as well, including hard-to-erase LTO-3 and LTO-4.

The “Destruction” mode of the PD-8700 is designed to physically disable the hard drive, preventing data from being recovered. Physical destruction enables you to visibly identify hard drives that have been properly sanitized.

The PD-8700 accommodates all formats and sizes of hard drives up to 4.5" wide and 1.66" high. The PD-8700 does not rely on software, therefore it will erase all operating systems. In addition, degaussing is the only way of erasing hard drives that are not functioning. This unit accepts only one drive at a time.


  • Accommodates all formats and sizes of hard drives up to 4.5" wide and 1.66" high
  • "Destroy" only, "Erase" only, or "Destroy and Erase" settings
  • Comes with convenient carrying case
  • Can run on battery power


  • Government users
  • Military organizations
  • Server Farms (security)
  • Tape converters
  • Government security applications
  • Recyclers for security applications

Media Erased And Destroyed:

  • All formats and sizes of hard drives up to 4.5" wide and 1.66" high

* Please note that hard drives are not reusable after having been degaussed and destroyed.

Purchase Price


GSA Purchase Price


3 Year Extended

Gauss 10,000 est.
Erasure -90dB
Duty Cycle Degauss Only: 0:55 seconds
Destroy Only: 1 minute 25 seconds
Degauss and Destroy: 2 minutes 25 seconds


110-125 VAC; 60 Hz (USA)
208-240 VAC; 50 Hz (Overseas)
More Power Options Available



13.2 inches

330 mm


29.4 inches

680 mm


27.2 inches

610 mm


178 lbs

80 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: $23,950.00