MHDD-N NSA Manual Hard Drive Destroyer-No Electricity Required
This Unit Is Tested and Used by Both NSA & DOD for Hard Drive Destruction
The MHDD-N Manual Hard Drive Destroyer is extremely fast and designed for the destruction of all standard hard drives. It does not require electricity for operation, and it is EXTREMELY easy to use. Specifically designed for emergency situations where electrical power may not be available, while quick, reliable destruction is absolutely required, the MHDD-N Manual Hard Drive Destroyer's low cost and versatility makes it perfect for military, government, and commercial markets where affordability and productivity are important considerations.
This small heavy-duty destroyer is virtually maintenance free and completely self-contained. There are no messy fluids or external components to deal with and no adjustments or calibration necessary. It can be shipped anywhere on earth to completely destroy hard drives without any access to electricity.
Extremely Rugged Design-no electricity required
Used by both NSA & DOD Agencies for Hard Drive Destruction in remote locations
NO POWER Required
Designed for Rapid Emergency & Normal Destruction of Hard Drives
MHDD-N Fast Destruction: 8 seconds or less To destroy a hard disk drive
Easy Hand Crank Operation included for all Models
MHDD-N Optional Motor Drive for Hands Free Operation--can be field upgraded
Can be securely mounted to any flat surface
Easily Transportable and Quickly Deployed
Universal Mounting Kit Option Available
In typical national security operation, a destroyer would be used in conjunction with a degausser (media eraser). However in emergency situations this may not be possible. In this case destruction by rapid and reliable means to ensure that the information is irretrievable is top priority. If the power goes out or if the plane must land in enemy territory or if the embassy is under siege - any of these or other emergency situations may require the immediate destruction of stored information. It is for these situations that the MHDD-N is perfectly suited.
Government specifications require that in an emergency situation a hard drive needs to be destroyed so that a person or persons can not spin up the drive. This must be done quickly and reliably. The MHDD-N meets this requirement. It takes less than 8 seconds to destroy each hard drive. All the operator needs to do is insert the appropriate drive height adapter (as required), insert the hard drive into the slot and crank the handle eight rotations. The internal workings of the unit press down on the drive, bending it approximately 90 degrees. Then the MHDD-N pushes the destroyed hard drive out for easy disposal. To keep the speed at an optimum, the MHDD-N does not require the handle to be cranked backwards to reset the "bender". It resets automatically, permitting the operator to turn the handle in only one direction.
The operation renders the hard drive useless by bending the platter, damaging the heads, motor and circuit board.
A ratcheting feature is also included that makes it even easier to destroy unusually hard to break hard drives or if a high quantity of drives need to be processed.
The MHDD-N also has an available motor field upgrade kit (MTR-KIT) option that allows the destroyer to be automatically operated, freeing up hands for other tasks. The motor option does not remove any of the destroyer's ability to be used manually in case of emergencies. The manual hand crank will still operate with the motor attached.
Media Destroyed: All standard (1-inch, .65-inch, 1.65-inch, and 1.8-inch) and laptop hard drives
Manual Operator Exertion for Typical Commercial Drives (1-inch): Approx. 4 lbs. exertion
Hardened (Heavy Shielded) (1-inch): Approx. 12 lbs. exertion
Power Supply (With Motor Option): 100 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz (Specify Voltage When Ordering)
Operating Time: Eight Seconds or Less Per Drive
Destruction Method: Bends Platter, Damages Heads, Motor and Circuit Board
Physical Dimensions of MHDD-N: 7.25" W (13" w/ handle) x 9.25" D x 16" H
Weight: Approx. 35 lbs. (Shipping Weight 50 pounds)
Maintenance: Occasional Vacuuming of Internal Housing Required
Warranty: 1 Year Standard