Manual Hard Drive
- Used by NSA & DOD for destroying hard drives
- Designed for emergency as well as normal destruction
of hard drives
- The GREEN
solution to drive destruction - NO POWER required
- Easy hand crank operation
- Extremely Rugged Design
- FAST, SAFE and RELIABLE (15 seconds or less)
- Compact and transportable - (only
23.5” High x 8” wide (13” with crank) x
- Optional motor drive for hands off operation
- Universal Mounting Kit Available
- One year warranty
- Lifetime warranty on the "bender" mechanism
The model MHDD, Manual Hard Drive Destroyer, is designed for
the destruction of all standard hard drives. It is ideal for emergency
situations when electricity may not be available and quick destruction
is a must.
This small, heavy-duty hard drive destroyer is maintenance
free and completely self-contained. There are no fluids or external
components to contend with and no adjustments or calibration required.
Government specifications require that in an emergency
situation a hard drive needs to be destroyed so that a person or
persons can not spin the drive. This must be done quickly and reliably.
The MHDD meets this requirement. It takes less than 15 seconds to
destroy each hard drive. All one needs to do is to insert the proper
drive height adapter (if applicable) into the slot and crank the handle
8 rotations. The internal workings of the unit press down on the drive,
bending it approximately 90 degrees. The MHDD then pushes the destroyed
hard drive out for easy disposal. To keep the speed at an optimum, the
MHDD does not require the handle to be cranked backwards to reset the
"bender". It resets automatically, requiring the operator to turn the
handle in only one direction. The bend will render the hard drive
useless by bending the platter, damaging the heads, motor and circuit
board. A standard ratcheting feature is also included to make it even
easier to destroy unusually hard to break drives or if a high quantity
of drives need to be processed.
If the power goes out…if the plane is forced to
land in enemy territory…if the embassy is under
siege…all these and other emergency situations may require
immediate destruction of stored information. It is for these situations
that the MHDD is perfectly suited.
In commercial applications, the MHDD is an inexpensive
alternative to expensive power destroyers, shredders and degaussers.
The MHDD offers visible proof that the hard drive is, in fact,
destroyed. Because the MHDD requires a minimal amount of manual power,
it is extremely operator friendly.
In today’s world with the threat of identity and
terrorism raging on, it is important to keep in mind that information
must be kept secure and out of the wrong hands.
The MHDD also has a motor (MTR) option allowing automatic
operation. This option does not limit the ability to be used manually
in case of an emergency. The manual handle will still operate with the
LEASING OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
| Media Destroyed
|| All standard (1-inch, .65-inch, 1.65-inch) and laptop
| Manual Operator Exertion
|| Typical Commercial Drives (1-inch) – Approx.
4 lbs. exertion
Hardened (Heavy Shielded) (1-inch) – Approx. 12 lbs. exertion
| Power Supply (with motor
|| 100 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz (specify voltage when
| Operating Time
|| Approximately 15 seconds or less per drive.
MX2-HD Heavy Duty unit can destroy a drive in 2 Seconds!
| Physical Dimensions
|| 8" W (13" with crank) x 12" D x 23.5" H
|| Approximately 35 lbs. Easily transportable!
| Destruction Method
|| Bends platter, damages heads, motor and circuit board
|| Occasional vacuuming of internal housing. Optional debris cover available.
|| 1 year (1-year extension available). Lifetime warranty on the bending mechanism.
For more information on the MHDD, download a copy of the MHDD
To see the MHDD in operation, please download a copy of the MHDD video (MPG file
To see the motorized MX2 drive destroyer in action, please download the MX2 Video (MPG file - 18.7MB)
or watch a You Tube
video of the unit in action.
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