TS-1 Degausser


Highly sensitive classified and top-secret data demands the ultimate erasing power of our TS-1 Hard Drive & Tape Degausser. Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for erasure of top-secret data, the TS-1 generates an evenly distributed 20,000 gauss (2 Tesla) magnetic field. The TS-1 delivers maximum erasure to every area of the drive or tape, no matter how drives or tapes are oriented in the media drawer. The TS-1 also comes with a USB port so that you can take advantage of our optional SCAN-1 scanner and software package to create an audit-worthy media destruction report as you degauss.


Tape Cartridges

Laptop Hard Drives

Small Footprint. Big Advantages.


Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Degaussers. Meets the toughest standards for erasing hard drive and tape media containing U.S. government classified top-secret data, as well as all other government and industry mandated standards for data elimination prior to reuse or disposal.


Independently tested and certified to meet CE and ANSI standards for safety and compatibility worldwide.

Report capable

Allows you to add our optional SCAN-1 scanner and software package to scan disk serial numbers and create a media destruction report during the degaussing process.


Built-in field-verification system and onboard diagnostics confirm the magnetic-field strength of every erase cycle, ensuring complete erasure. LCD display provides bar graph with numerical value to verify erasure.


Erases the highest-coercivity magnetic media made, including perpendicular and longitudinal laptop, desktop, and network drives up to 1-inch high and 5,000 Oe, as well as 3,000 high-coercivity tape media—without adapters.


The 45-second erasure cycle and continuous-duty rating, with no cooling required, allow you to quickly and permanently erase magnetic media containing the most sensitive top-secret data.

Easy to Use

Pinch-free loading and removal lets you simply place the media into the drawer and press the “erase” button. The 32-character LCD display tells you the field strength during the cycle and when erasure is complete. The display also provides a media counter and diagnostics information in easy-to-understand words, rather than codes.

Office compatible

Quiet enough to use in an office and small enough to fit on a desktop, the TS-1 plugs into standard wall outlets.


Four retractable handles makes two-person lifting easy. The optional wheeled transport case allows you to take the TS-1 to the media for greater data security.

Permanent Erasure of Top-Secret Data

Uniformly distributed 20,000-gauss power magnetically erases a wide selection of high-coercivity hard drives and tapes, ensuring top-secret classified data can never be recovered. Magnetic erasure also means there’s no software to buy, update, or upgrade. And the TS-1 technology used to erase magnetic hard drives and tape media will never become obsolete due to software or driver modifications. The TS-1 is the ultimate solution for permanent erasure.

Degauss vs. Overwrite

The TS-1 uses our proven solid-state technology to generate a high-powered erasure field that’s far superior to the fields produced by the read/write heads in hard drives and tape drives. The 20,000-gauss field uniformly delivers erasing power to every area of the media in a way that software-based wiping can’t begin to match. Unlike overwriting that requires a physical connection to the hard drive, such as a cable, the TS-1 erases data on working and nonworking hard drives. Degaussing technology also makes the TS-1 software independent, so that you can completely and permanently erase any magnetic hard drive or tape, regardless of the operating system or interface.

Secure and Compliant

The TS-1 will help you satisfy the most stringent government and industry standards, including:

  • NSA/CSS/DoD Top Secret
  • NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization
  • NIST SP 800-36
  • NIST SP 800-88
  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
  • California Senate Bill 1386

NSA/CSS Listed. Laboratory Tested.

To be added to the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL), degaussers are laboratory tested to ensure complete erasure to the level required for U.S. government classified top-secret data.

International Standards

The TS-1 is independently tested and certified to meet CE and ANSI standards for safety and compatibility worldwide. The TS-1 meets NSA and NATO top-secret data requirements.

TS-1 Security That Fits—
Optional Packages and Accessories

Whether you want to use the TS-1 in an office, mount it on a rack, take it one the road, or do all three, we offer the options that make the TS-1 the perfect fit. And because the TS-1 comes equipped with a USB port, you can take advantage of our most popular option, the SCAN-1, a handheld scanner and software package that lets you scan and upload hard drive serial numbers to automatically log degaussed drives and generate a media destruction report. Create the ultimate in top-secret data disposal by adding 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 Memory Destroyer that destroys magnetic, solid state, solid-state hybrid, flash, and thumb drives.


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SCAN-1 Media Destruction Report Package

Optional Media Destruction Report Package: The HD-3WXL comes with a USB port that allows you to add our handheld barcode scanner and media destruction report software to effortlessly generate a detailed, auditable report as you degauss. Learn More

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DDR Degauss and Destroy Workstation Options

Allows you to combine the NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1 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 in our custom-configured SW-2 Table, and media bins. All three machines are NSA-listed for the definitive answer to top-secret data erasure and disk destruction. Learn More

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DDM Degauss and Destroy Mobility Options

Delivers mobility while satisfying the NSA/CSS SDDM 9-12 recommendation to physically destroy hard drives after degaussing by combining the NSA/CSS EPL-listed TS-1 Degausser with an NSA/CSS EPL-listed PD-4 Hard Drive Destroyer or PD-5 Hard Drive and Solid-State Memory Destroyer and our MIL-SPEC transport case. Learn More


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TS-1 Transport Case

Four retractable handles for two-person lifting and our MIL-SPEC transport case make it easy to take the TS-1 to the media. Just remove the case top, plug the TS-1 into the wall, and start degaussing. Learn More

SW-2 Secure Workstation

Lets you create a destruction workstation in our custom-configured SW-2 Table featuring a locked storage compartment for securely storing media awaiting erasure. Learn More

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Media Bins

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

TS-1 Specifications

  • Power Supply

    120V ±5%, 50/60 Hz- factory selectable
    230V ±5%, 50/60 Hz- factory selectable

  • Power Consumption

    During standby: 36W
    During charge: 420W avg
    At the time of erase: 36W

  • Degausser System

    Capacitive Discharge

  • Media

    Hard drives: Laptop, standard, network to 1 in. height
    Tape media: LTO (1, 2, 3, 4), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, AIT, 2590 Series, 8mm, and others

  • Disk Coercivity in NSA EPL-D

    5000 Oe Longitudinal and Perpendicular Recorded

  • Tape Coercivity in NSA EPL-D

    3000 Oe

  • Duty Cycle


  • Erasure Time

    Up to 80 1 in. hard drives per hour

  • Magnetic Field

    2.0 Tesla (20,000 gauss) nominal

  • Certifications

    NSA/CSS, CE, and ANSI

  • Drawer Capacity

    1.25 in. (H) x 4.25 in. (W) x 5.8 in. (D)
    31.8 mm (H) x 108 mm (W) x 148.6 mm (D)

  • Portability

    Four 6-inch wide retractable machined-alloy handles, two on each side.

  • Temperature

    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)

  • Humidity

    10%H - 40%H without condensation

  • Weight

    144 lbs. (65.4 kg)

  • Size

    18.75 in. (H) x17.6 in. (W) x 21.5 in. (D)
    476.3 mm (H) x 447 mm (W) x 546 mm (D)

  • Warranty

    One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available

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