It important to note that not all drive degaussers will erase hard drives. The field strength and the orientation of the degaussing field need to be able to penetrate the aluminum housing of the hard drive and be strong enough to reverse the polarity of the high coercivity magnetic particles on the disk platters.
Using a drive degausser gives you in-house control of all sensitive and private information. Computers have been designed to be resilient. They allow information to be recovered if accidentally deleted or even if the hard drive has been reformatted. Even after deleting or reformatting the hard drive, magnetic patterns of existing data still exists on the disk platters. Degaussing demagnetizes the entire hard drive including the disk platters – leaving no magnetic patterns on the hard drive.
|TS-1 Drive DeGausser Specifications|
|Power Supply||100V to 240V ±5%, 50/60 Hz – Selectable|
|Power Consumption||Under standby 0.5A|
|While charging 3.5A < 1 second|
|At the time of ERASE 0.5A|
|Degausser System||Capacitive Discharge|
|Erasure Time||45 second repetitive cycle|
|Magnetic Field||2. Tesla|
|Erasing Area Size||1.25 in. (H) x 4.25 in(W) x 5.90 in. (D)|
|Media||Hard drives up to 1″ high including full
height, standard and laptop drives, tape cartridges including DLT, LTO, 3590
series, 8mm and more.
|Temperature||10°F – 112°F (-12°C – 45°C)|
|Humidity||10%H – 40%H (without condensation)|
|Weight||HD-2: 144lbs. (66 Kg)|
|Shipping: 160 lbs. (73 Kg)|
|Size||L x W x H inches.21.50 x 17.50 x 19.00 in.|
|Warranty||1 Year Factory Warranty Standard, Optional 3 Year Factory Warranty available.|