Our most innovative degausser, the HD-3WXL delivers a wish list of practical features and options. Compact and easy-to-use, the HD-3WXL is a high-speed, high-volume degausser that fully and permanently erases all data contained on high-coercivity (magnetic) hard drives and tape media—with no adapters needed. The HD-3WXL includes a SCAN-1 scanner and software package to create an audit-worthy media destruction report as you degauss.
With its continuous-duty rating, the HD-3WXL can erase up to 3600 drives or tapes per hour (7,200 a day) with no cool down needed.
Independently certified to meet both CE and ANSI safety and compatibility standards worldwide. Built-in safeguards check the stored power and display the field strength during each erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure.
Included is our SCAN-1 scanner and destruction report software package to scan hard drive serial numbers to create a media destruction report during the degaussing process.
Erases all hard drive and tape formats that fit into the 1.7 x 4.5 x 5.9 in. media slot.
The degauss cycle starts as soon as you insert the media into the slot. Once erasure is successfully completed and verified by internal safeguards, the HD-3WXL releases the media down the exit slide.
Plugs into standard wall outlets in offices around the world.
Takes up less than a square foot of floor space and weighs just 66 lbs.
Offers an ideal, low-noise solution for office environments.
Enables you to meet government mandates that require complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use (tape only) or disposal.
Permanent Erasure Means Data Is Gone Forever
Because the HD-3WXL provides high-powered magnetic erasure, degaussed data can never be recovered. Magnetic erasure also means there’s no software to buy, update, or upgrade. And the HD-3WXL technology used to erase magnetic hard drives and tape media will never become obsolete due to software or driver modifications.
Degauss vs. Overwrite
The HD-3WXL produces an erasing field many times stronger than the fields produced by the read/write heads in hard drives and tape drives. This achieves a deeper and more efficient erasure than software-based wiping programs. Unlike overwriting, the HD-3WXL generates an erase field that encompasses the entire hard drive, leaving no area unchanged. Since the HD-3WXL does not rely on software and requires no physical connection to the hard drive, such as a cable, it completely and permanently erases working and nonworking hard drives, regardless of the operating system or interface.
Secure and Compliant
The HD-3WXL will assist you in satisfying government and industry data standards, including:
California Senate Bill 1386
DOD Up to Secret Classification
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization
NIST SP 800-36
NIST SP 800-88r1
PCI DSS 3.2 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
Hard drives erased with the HD-3WXL have been tested and verified by hard drive manufacturers, information recovery companies, and private forensic laboratories, which independently confirmed that no data was recoverable.
The HD-3WXL is independently tested and certified to meet CE and ANSI safety and compatibility standards worldwide.
HD-3WXL Practical Versatility – Optional Packages and Accessories
The HD-3WXL lets you configure a system to match your operations. We offer everything you need to create a floor, desktop, or mobile workspace. For even greater disposal security, add our NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer that bends, breaks, and mangles hard drives or our NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Destroyer that crushes magnetic, solid-state, flash, and thumb drives.
Our workstation options allow you to combine the HD-3WXL Degausser with an NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer or NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Memory Destroyer with our custom-configured SW-2 Table and media bins. Learn More
Gain full-function mobility by combining the HD-3WXL Degausser with a NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer or NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Memory Destroyer and our MIL-SPEC DDM transport case. Learn More
Color-coded media bins make it easy to stage media for destruction and deposit media after degaussing is complete. The red bin is clearly labeled “Media to be Degaussed,” the yellow bin is labeled “Degaussed Media,” and the large blue container holds destroyed media ready for recycling. Learn More
100~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz Factory configurable
Specify when ordering
During standby: 36W During charge: 300W avg. At the time of erase: 36W
Hard drives: Hard drives up to 1.7 in. high including full height, standard and laptop drives Tape media: All LTO, all DLT, 3490, 9940, 3592, AIT, and others
Erases up to 3,600 (1.8 in.) hard drives per hour Erases up to 1,440 (2.5 in.) hard drives per hour Erases up to 360 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour
9,300 Oe, 0.93 Tesla
CE, ANSI, FCC
Slot Capacity (HxWxD)
1.7 x 4.5 x 5.9 (in.) 43.2 x 114.3 x 148.6 (mm)
41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)
10%H - 40%H Without condensation
66 lbs. (30 kg.)
Without slide: 18.9 x 13.3 x 13 (in.) 480 x 338.6 x 328.9 (mm) With slide: 18.9 x 22.8 x 13 (in.) 480 x 578.1 x 328.9 (mm)
One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available