The Garner HD-2 
 Hard Drive & Tape Degausser


  • Continuous Duty (24/7)
  • Internal Diagnostics
  • Portable, Lightweight (42 lbs.)
  • 60 Second Erasure Cycle
  • No Moving Parts
  • Power to Erase 5000+ Oe HD Media
  • Field Strength Verification
  • Solid State Design
  • Microprocessor Controlled
  • Extended Warrantees Available


The Garner HD-2 is the newest and most innovative product in the Garner line of degaussers. The HD-2 erases laptop, desktop and network hard drives up to 1.5-inches high as well as high coercivity tape media, including all formats of LTO (1-4), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, AIT, 3590 Series, 8mm and more, all with adapters. 

The Garner HD-2 is designed to run CONTINUOUSLY, is quiet and needs no cooling, making it perfect for desktop use. 

HD-2 Operations:

Simply place your media into the drawer and press the ERASE button. Within 60 seconds you media will be erased. It can't get much easier than that. 


The HD-2 has been independently tested and certified to meet both ANSI and CE standards. Build-in safeguards check the stored power before each erase cycle. In addition, a built in gauss field sensor measures each charge. If either the charge or the gauss field are insufficient, the HD-2 will display error information to report a failure status to the operator. 

Degauss vs. Overwrite:

The field strength along with the encompassing magnetic field ensure the data is no longer recoverable by computer or laboratory attacks. Since the HD-2 does not rely on software, the HD-2 will also completely and permanently erase failed and damaged hard drives regardless of the operating system or interface. 

Government Mandates:

The HD-2 will assist you in meeting compliance standards for government mandates requiring complete elimination of sensitive information stored on magnetic media prior to reuse or disposal including:

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

IMPORTANT - Please be aware that degaussing hard drives should only be done for destructive purposes. Degaussing erases the hard drive's servo chip thereby rendering them unusable.


Media Erased

Hard Drives up to 1.5-inches high, including full height, standard and laptop drives, tape cartridges including LTO, DLT, 3590 Series, 8mm and more. 

Field Strength

8,300 oersted (.83 Tesla)

Degaussing System Capacitance Discharge

Duty Cycle

Continuous (60 second repetitive cycle)

Power Supply

100-120 VAC, 208-240 VAC 5%, 50/60 Hz (please specify voltage required when ordering)

Power Consumption Under Standby - .2 Amps
While Charging - 4.0 Amps < 1 second
At the time of Erasure - .5 Amps
Erasing Area Size 1.5" (H) x 4.5" (H) x 6.75" (D)
Environment 41 F - 104 (5 C - 40 C), Humidity 10% H - 40% H (non-condensing)


12.25" (311 mm) L x 17.50" (444 mm) W x 7.25" (184" mm) H


42 lbs. (19 kg), Shipping weight: 49 lbs. (22 kg.)

Certifications CE, ANSI
Warranty 1 Year Factory Warranty, 2-Year Extension Warrantees available (3 years total)

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Order from

BOW Industries, Incorporated
10349 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, Virginia 20109 U.S.A.
Tel: 703-361-7704

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