Crusher Destroyer HDD / SSD

  • Description
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • The PD-4 physically destroys hard drives by bending, breaking, and mangling the hard drive and its internal components—including the data platters. Using a rugged stainless-steel crushing wedge, the PD-4 bends the data platters preventing the hard drive from “spinning up” or for the hard disk platters from being removed and placed on a spin stand used in laboratory data recovery techniques. The PD-4 also cracks the hard-drive housing, breaks the PC board, and smashes the read-write heads. Best for use after degaussing, the PD-4 ensures total hard drive destruction.

    Light weight. Heavy duty.
    Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for Hard Drive Bending Devises. Meets the toughest standards for bending hard drives containing U.S. government top-secret data, as well as all other government and industry standards for data destruction prior to disposal.

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

    Applies approximately 10,500 pounds of force to bend, break, and mangle hard drives—including data-storage platters—at the push of a button.

    Destroys the first hard drive in just 20 seconds or less, meeting the NSA’s emergency-destruction guidelines. Continuous-duty operation requires no cool down between cycles.

    Requires no adapters to destroy hard drives up to 4.5 inches (113 mm) wide by 6.3 inches (158.8 mm) deep by 2.8 inches (71.1 mm) high, including network SCSI and IDE drives. Allows you to specify voltage options when ordering for international locations.

    High capacity
    Destroys up to six laptop drives, two standard hard drives, or one full-height hard drive during each destruction cycle.

    Offers push-button operation and auto sensors that detect and adapt crushing to the drive height (up to 2.8 inches high), with no user input required.

    Office compatible
    Quiet enough to use in an office and about the size of a desktop computer, the PD-4 weighs just 73 lbs., uses no messy hydraulic fluid, and plugs into any standard wall outlet worldwide.

    Software independent
    Because the PD-4 doesn’t rely on software, it destroys any working or nonworking laptop, desktop, or network hard drive.

    Door lockout system eliminates worries about operator safety during disk destruction cycles.

    Stainless steel crushing wedge resists chipping and cracking. Since its introduction in 2009, the PD-4 has proven to be extremely dependable worldwide.

    Uses no hydraulics, eliminating concerns about messy hydraulic fluid spills and the need for a spill containment mat.

    Easy to use
    Simply open the door, insert the drive(s), and press the button. That’s all it takes to operate the PD-4.
  • Power

    PD-4: 100~130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    PD-4E: 100~130VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    PD-4HE: 220~240VAC ±5%, 50/60 Hz
    Factory configurable

    Power Consumption

    During standby: 24W
    During crush: 1920W max.


    Hard drives: Laptop, standard, network to 2.8 in. height

    Destruction Time

    Destroys up to 1,440 (2.5 in.) hard drives per hour
    Destroys up to 240 (3.5 in.) hard drives per hour


    PD-4: NSA/CSS EPL and CE
    PD-4HE • PD-4E: CE

    Destruction Chamber Size (HxWxD)

    2.8 x 4.5 x 6.3 (in.)
    71.1 x 114.3 x 158.8 (mm)

    Destruction Chamber Capacity

    One full height, two standard height or six laptop hard drives destroyed at one time


    41°F - 104°F (5°C - 40°C)


    10%H - 40%H Without condensation


    73 lbs. (33 kg)

    Size (HxWxD)

    14.2 x 7.2 x 16.9 (in.)
    359.9 x 182.1 x 429.3 (mm)


    PD-4: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard, optional three-year limited warranty available
    PD-4HE • PD-DE: One-year manufacturer’s limited warranty standard