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Manual Hard Drive Destroyer
SKU: MHDD Shipping Weight: 110LBS

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Manual Hard Drive Destroyer
Product Description:

Renders Hard Drives Completely Unusable!

  • EXTREMELY Rugged Design.
  • Tested and used by NSA & DOD for destroying hard drives.
  • The GREEN solution to hard drive destruction - NO POWER required.
  • Designed for emergency & normal destruction of hard drives
  • FAST, SAFE and RELIABLE (10 seconds or less).
  • Easy hand crank operation.
  • Optional motor drive for hands off operation.
  • Compact and transportable.
  • Universal Mounting Kit Available.
  • Affordable.

The Peripheral Manufacturing Model MHDD Manual Hard Drive Destroyer is designed for the destruction of all standard hard drives. Specifically designed for emergency situations where electric power may not be available and quick destruction is a must, the MHDD's low cost and versatility makes it perfect for both the government and commercial market where a tight budget is an important consideration.

This small heavy-duty destroyer is maintenance free and completely self-contained. There are no messy fluids or external components to deal with and no adjustments or calibration necessary.

In today's world, with the threat of identity theft and the war on terrorism raging on, it is important to keep in mind that information must be kept secure and out of the wrong hands. 

In commercial applications the MHDD is an inexpensive alternative to expensive power destroyers, shredders and degaussers. The MHDD is designed to require a minimal amount of manual power to crank the handle, making it extremely operator friendly. 

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 insure that the information is irretrievable is top priority. If the power goes out...if the plane must land in enemy territory...if the embassy is under siege.... all of these and other emergency situations may require the immediate destruction of stored information. It is for these situations that the MHDD 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 the drive. This must be able to be done quickly and reliably. The MHDD meets this requirement. It takes less than 10 seconds to destroy each hard drive. All one needs to do is insert the proper drive height adapter (if applicable), insert the hard drive 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. Then the MHDD 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 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 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 also has a motor (MTR) 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 laptop hard drives 
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 option) 100 to 250 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz (specify voltage and frequency when ordering)
Operating Time (Manual) Approximately 10 seconds or less per drive dependent on operator
Operating Time (Motor Operation) Approximately 11 seconds per drive
Destruction Method Bends platter, damages heads, motor and circuit board
Physical Dimensions 8" W (13" with handle) x 12" D x 23.5" H 
Weight Approximately 70 lbs., Shipping weight: Approximately 100-110 lbs. 
Maintenance Occasional vacuuming of debris drawer and internal housing
Warranty 1 year (1-year extension available)
Peripheral Cage Code 0EJH9
Patent Patent Pending with U.S.P.T.O.