Manual hand-crank unit snads off the data-bearing layers of CD or DVD in 10 seconds

Data Destroyer DX-CDm™ - No Power Required (NSA Evaluated)

Available on GSA Contract
GSA Price $2,495.00
Please call for special GSA pricing on the companion shipping and transportation carrying case

NSA and DoD Evaluated for the Destruction of CDs. It also destroys DVD Optical Media
Meets NSA/CSS Specification 04-02 for Optical Media Destruction Devices
HIPAA, FACTA, Sarbanes-Oxley and Gramm-Leach-Bliley compliant

The DX-CDm™ is a manually operated device, it is the world’s first fully manual device demonstrated to substantially exceed the NSA specification for residue particle size when removing the information-baring layer on CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs. The hub ring or clamping area of the disc remains untouched thus allowing for confirmation of destruction. The DX-CDm™ has been evaluated by the NSA and meets the requirements of NSA/CSS Specification 04-02 for Optical Media.

The DX-CDm™ is designed for the manual destruction of CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs. It is designed to be used in ships, aircraft, fighting vehicles, and field units. The 20 pound unit uses very little space and can be mounted in any convenient location. Operation is very simple; open the door, place the media in the unit label side up†, close the door; turn the built-in handle and in a few seconds the data has been removed from the disc. Remove the disc as proof of destruction. Because the process does not touch the clamping area, the remaining disc can be positively identified thus eliminating the need for destruction logs and witnesses, just return the disc as absolute proof of destruction.

The grinder will sand through CD labels. However, DVD labels must be manually split from the disc before the unit can sand down the data layers. This is possible with the DVD Splitter, purchased with the unit as an option.

Environmentally safe, efficient, and quick, the DX-CDm™ is a must-have device for anyone charged with the responsibility of destroying unneeded CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs containing corporate or government sensitive and classified information. The DX-CDm™ stands to become the defacto standard for the manual destruction of CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs – The data shredder of the 21st century.

†Paper labels and stickers must be removed prior to destruction

Fast Operation – 3 to 15 seconds to completely remove all information from any CD, CD-R or CD-RW disc.

Kit includes set of three replacement pads to safely destroy sensitive, or classified (DoD Approved) CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs. A replacement set of three pads destroys a low of a dozen and a high of about 50 discs. The number of pads needed depends on the type of media, the coatings on the surface of the media, and the amount and type of printing on the surface of the media. All paper adhesive labels must be removed prior to destroying any optical discs with either our patented and DoD Approved manual unit, or our patented and DoD Approved electric unit.

Optional DX-DVDm Manual DVD Splitter Available (The DX-DVDm Manual DVD Splitter is available only for international orders at this time)

US patents 5,954,569, 6,039,637, and 7,134,940. Other US and PCT patents pending.


  • Does not require electrical power for operation
  • Very Lightweight for Mobile Operation
  • DoD & NSA Evaluated for CD Destruction
  • Fast Operation: Destoys CDs & DVDs in Less Than 10 Seconds
  • Automatically grinds CD sticky and gummy labels
  • HIPAA, FACTA, Sarbanes-Oxley and Gramm-Leach-Bliley compliant


  • Any Government Security Organization Requiring Mobile DoD and NSA-Evaluated Equipment
  • Department of Defense
  • Army and Air Force
  • Military
  • Military Suppliers Requiring DoD and NSA-Evaluated Optical Media Detruction Equipment
  • Military Security and Communications Offices
  • U.S. Embassies and Consulates
  • Light- to Medium-Volume CD & DVD Users With Security Requirements
  • Banks and Financial Institutions With High Security Requirements
  • Attorneys
  • Medical Industry

Media Destroyed

  • CD and CD-R
  • CD-ROM
  • CD-RW
  • DVD (with splitter)


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

Please note: For DVD destruction this unit requires the DVD Splitter. DVDs can be destroyed after splitting off the gummy labels from the surface of the DVD. DVD labels are thicker and will not be completely destroyed by the machine, but they can be split to enable the DVD to be completely destroyed.

GSA Purchase Price

Purchase Price
Volume Light to Medium
Duty Cycle Less than 10 seconds per disc

Approx. 175 discs per hour

No Power Required

Destroyer Dimensions


7 inches

17.8 cm


7 inches

17.8 cm


10 inches

25.4 cm


20 lbs

9 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: $2,495.00