HD-2 Data Eliminator

  • Complete Erasure of High Coercivity Hard Drives & Tapes.
  • Continuous Duty, 60 Seconds Cycle Time.
  • One Button Operation, Easy to Use Drawer, Audio Feedback Verification.
  • Solid State Design, Micro-Processor Controlled.
  • Transportable, Light Weight (42 lbs.).
Data Eliminator with Opened Door. Optional shipping/transportation case: Eliminate the risk of information loss during media transportation. Transport the HD-2 degausser directly to the location of your media.

Athana International

HD-2 Data Eliminator: High Power Hard Drive Degausser

The HD-2 Data Eliminator is the newest and most innovative product in the Athana line of degaussers. The HD-2 erases hard drives (laptop, desktop and network up to 1" high) and high coercivity tape media, including all formats of LTO (1,2,3,4), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, AIT, 8mm and more, all without any adapters. With a continuous duty rating (no cooling necessary) quiet operation and a 60 second cycle time, the HD-2 can fit right on a desktop.

HD-2 Operations:
The HD-2 is exceptionally user-friendly. Simply place your media into the drawer on the right side of the HD-2 and push the "Erase" button. Within 60 seconds your media is erased. Open the drawer and remove your erased media. It just doesnt get any easier than that!

HD-2 Reliability and Security:
The HD-2 has been independently tested and certified to meet both ANSI and CE standards. Built-in safeguards check the stored power before each erase cycle ensuring complete erasure every time. Audible tones and lighted push buttons report the status of the HD-2 to the operator. This guarantees reliable deletion of all Data every time.

Degauss vs.Overwrite:
The HD-2 produces an erasing field many times stronger than the erasing fields produced by the read/write heads in hard drives and tape drives. Consequently media and hard drives erased by the HD-2 during the degaussing operation sre no longer recoverable by computer or laboratory attacks. Since the HD-2 does not rely on computer software and drive interfaces, 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 re-use 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

Media Erased:

  • 2.5 in., 3.5 in. Hard Disk Drives
  • Zip Drive Cartridge
  • Floppy Disks
  • TK50, TK70
  • 3480, 3490E
  • SLR1, SLR2, TR-1, DC2120, DC6150, DC6525
  • SLR3, SLR4, SLR 5, TR-3, DC9100, DC9120, SLR24, SLR32,
  • ADR30 , ADR50, ADR2-120
  • TR-5, SLR40, SLR50, SLR60, SLR100
  • TR-7 (Travan 40 GB), SLR75, SLR140
  • DLT Tape III, DLT Tape IIIXT
  • DLT Tape IV, DLT Tape VS1
  • Super DLT Tape I
  • Super DLT Tape II
  • D8: 8mm 112m, 8mm 160m
  • DDS1: 4mm 60m, 4mm 90m
  • DDS2 4mm 120m
  • DDS3 4mm 125m
  • DDS4 4mm 150m, DAT-72 4mm 170m
  • DTF-1
  • DTF-2
  • Redwood SD-3
  • Magstar MP: 3570-B, 3570-C, 3570-C/XL, 3570
  • Magstar: 3590, 3590-E, 3592
  • Enterprise 3592
  • STK-9840, STK-T9940
  • LTO-Ultrium1, LTO-Ultrium2
  • LTO-Ultrium3, LTO-Ultrium4
  • StorageTek's 9840, 9940
  • Mammoth 8mm, AIT-1 8mm, VXA-1 8mm
  • AIT-2 8mm, AIT-3 8mm
  • S-AIT-1 ½", AIT-4 8mm
  • M2 Mammoth2 8mm, VXA-2 8mm 230m


Power Supply 120V 5%, 50/60 Hz - Standard
Power Consumption Under standby 0.2A
While charging 4.0A < 1 second
At the time of ERASE 0.5A
Degausser System Capacitive Discharge
Duty Cycle Continuous
Erasure Time 60 second repetitive cycle
Magnetic Field 7,300 Oe, 0.73 Tesla
Certifications CE, ANSI
Erasing Area Size 1.0 in. (H) x 4.5 in(W) x 6.75 in. (D)
Media Hard drives up to 1.0" high including full height, standard and laptop drives, tape cartridges including DLT, LTO, 8mm and more.
Temperature 41F - 104F (5C - 40C)
Humidity 10%H - 40%H (without condensation)
Weight HD-2: 42 lbs. (19 Kg)
Shipping: 49 lbs. (22.25 Kg)
Size L x W x H inches.12.25 x 17.50 x 7.25 in.
Warranty 1 Year Factory Warranty Standard, Optional 3 Year Factory Warranty available.
Purchase Price¹ $3,975.00
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