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HPM-1 Degausser

The HPM-1 portable degausser operates manually with a handle and uses no electricity. This allows fast and efficient erasure of tapes and hard drives at any office or location.

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The HPM-1 portable degausser is perfect for IT Managers, IT consultants and technicians who need to erase drives and tapes on the go. The HPM-1 Degausser in an environmentally friendly solution that erases tapes and hard drives at a rate of 720 hard drives/tapes per hour.





Independent scientific testing confirms this degausser erases Longitudinal Magnetic Recorded (LMR) and Perpendicular Magnetic Recorded (PMR) hard drive media with a coercivity of 5000 Oersteds and tape media with a coercivity of 2800 Oersteds.


Media Size 
Chamber accepts any magnetic recording media to maximum rectangular size of 5.8 inches (147 mm) by 4.33 inches (110 mm) by 1 inch (26 mm) high


  • Simple operation: insert media and rotate the effortless handle
  • Trusted, NSA approved, listed in the - NSA Evaluated Products List - Degausser
  • Fast, 4 seconds per cycle, one-pass, continuous duty
  • Durable permanent magnets never degrade
  • Portable, small, lightweight and easy transport, especially when paired with a cart or deployment case
  • Energy saving, operates without electricity


Optional Storage Case

The HPM-1 comes with an optional storage/deployment case. This ensures you have the ability to safely take your degausser anywhere it’s needed. It comes with four castor wheels and allows you to put the degausser on top of the closed case to double as a portable work bench.Once finished simply put it back in the case for safe secure storage.


The high density polyethelyne case with steel reinfoced corners can be ordered from Shredders Direct with the degausser or afterwards if you regret not getting one when you first placed you order. To minimise delivery costs we recommend you consider ordering one with the degausser.


Selling Points


  • The HPM-1 recieved the highest approval in the NSA Degausser Evaluated Products List. The HPM-1 is approved by the NSA to erase 2800 Oersted tape media and 5000 Oersted longitudinal and Perpendicular recorded hard disk storage devices.
  • The HPM-1 degausser uses permanent magnets which means electricity is not required to generate a magnetic field or operate the degausser. It can therefore be used in in Australia or overeases in areas where power is not available or has gone down.
  • Its compact with a footprint of 17” wide x 30” deep requiring minimal space in any environment to store or use. The HPM-1 is the smallest “Drawer-Type” or “Chamber-Type” degausser listed in the DEPL. The HPM-1 mobile cart, paired with the compact design, provides easy movement anywhere.
  • Permanent magnet technology. The HPM-1 permanent degausser has an unlimited shelf life; the HPM-1 can be used as long as customers have the media to degauss. The magnet design does not generate heat, has no magnet degradation and does not require any technical upgrades.
  • The HPM-1 is fast, simple, easy operation. The HPM-1 is the fastest operating degausser listed in the DEPL. The HPM-1 is easy to load and does not require adapters. Media is degaussed in seconds. The operator handle is positioned for any operator; no adjustments are necessary.
  • The HPM-1 accepts media sizes including one-inch disk drives, 8mm, 4mm DLT and LTO form factors.Negligible magnetic field exposure
  • The magnetic field experienced around the HPM-1  is totally safe and is less than the earth’s magnetic field.
  • If you plan on using the HPM-1 overseass or in Australia take advantage of world wide on-site service and toll free phone support. Depot level and on-site service is available for quick and easy support; our customers experience less down time and peace of mind
  • The HSM-1 is manufactured in the USA by Data Security Inc.


Width:   19.0 inches (483 mm) With Carry Handles Folded
Width    17.8 inches (451 mm) Carry Handles Removed
Depth:   30.8 inches (782 mm) Operator Handle Folded
Depth:   34.7 inches (882 mm) Operator Handle Extended
Height:  10.5 inches (266 mm) Device Only
Height:  20.0 inches (300 mm) With Operator Handle Range of Motion
Weight: 172 pounds (78 kg)


Detailed Specifications:


Name: Data Security Inc HPM-1 Portable
  Permanent Magnet Degausser
Manufacturer Code: 965-0028
Security Level: NSA Approved to meet CESG Higher
Technology: Quick, easy and permanent
  erasure of magnetic tape and hard disk drives to the highest level
Operation: Manual with Effortless Handle
Throughput: Up to 720 Hard Drives/Tapes per
Security Approvals: NSA Evaluated Products List
  Degausser (EPL Degausser), NSA/CSS-EPL-9-12A, meets CESG Higher Level
Disk Oersteds: up to 5000
Tape Oersteds: up to 2800
Max Media Size: Accepts Magnetic Recording Media
  5.8'' (147 mm) by 4.33'' (110 mm) by 1'' (26mm)
Cycle Time: Seconds per pass dependent on
Duty Cycle: Continuous
Magnetic Fields: Longitudinal and Perpendicular
Power: No Electrical Power Required
Dimensions (W*D*H): 452x737x266mm
Notes about Dimensions: Width is 483mm with Carry Handle
  Extended. Depth is 882mm with Hand Grip Extended. Height is 300mm with
  Rotational Handle.
Weight: 78kg
Degausses Discs & Hard
Degausses Tapes: Yes
Portable: Yes
Conveyor Belt: No
Electromagnetic: No
Permanent Magnet: Yes
Destroys Hard Drives: No