Crush your PC HDDs in mere seconds! Manual and motorized configurations.

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


  • Optional 1 Year Extended Warranty ($425.00)
  • LT: Laptop Drive Height Adapter ($195.00)
  • LTH: Laptop Holder Option (Includes LT) ($365.00)
  • ROS: Rear Output Slide Option ($695.00)
  • Transport & Storage Case ($595.00)
  • MNT: Universal Screw-Down Mounting Kit ($145.00)
  • EIA: Rackmount Shelf (19-inch EIA Slide-Out Shelf)(For Racks 19 to 28 inches deep) (+$425.00)
  • Power Supply (With Motor Option): 100 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz (Specify Voltage When Ordering)

Purchase Price $4,595.00
GSA Purchase Price $4,095.00
Optional 1 Year Extended Warranty $425.00
MHDD-N Duty Cycle 8 seconds or less per drive
MHDD-N Throughput Approx. 200 per hour



7.25 inches;
13 inches
With Handle

178 mm


9.25 inches

223 mm


16 inches

650 mm


35 lbs. 50 lbs. shipping

16 kg

As international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping rates vary, we will provide a quote for your location upon receipt of your order.

Price: $4,595.00Sale price: $4,095.00