Athana International

HDTD-8300 Hard Drive Degausser for large Network Drives

  • Erases large Network Hard Drives, ZIP and JAZZ cartridges

  • Erases Magnetic Tape Media including Data Cartridges, Diskettes, LTO, DLT, AIT Cartridges

  • The HDTD-8300 now comes standard with a convenient carrying case, making it easy to erase media in multiple locations.

The HDTD-8300 larger drawer and increased erasing field is perfect for the IT department needing to erase both large and small hard drives. 

The HDTD-8300 meets compliance standards for mandates requiring complete elimination of private and confidential information on hard drives, diskettes and data tapes before disposal.

The HDTD-8300 is designed to permanently remove all data and formatting from today's hard drives and data tapes. Stored energy is quickly released to produce short, focused erasing fields that penetrate through the hard drive housing, changing the magnetic properties contained on the data disk platters.  The HDTD-8300 has a larger energy bank allowing the HDTD-8300 to erase physically larger and higher coercivity hard drives, a necessity in the ever changing data storage environment.

Because the HDTD-8300's erasing field is many times stronger than the writing and erasing heads inside the hard drive, the HDTD-8300 will provide superior erasure over re-write programs that rely on the hard drive's internal write heads.

The HDTD-8300 will automatically erase half-height and current low profile hard drives in all formats including: SCSI and IDE in addition to DLT, SDLT, 8mm, AIT, diskettes and other formats of magnetic media. The HDTD-8300 doesn't rely on software, therefore it will erase all operating systems. In addition, degaussing is the only way of erasing hard drives that are not functioning.

New security and privacy mandates require complete erasure of media containing customer and employee information before media is re-used or disposed of. Degaussing is the most reliable and quickest way of meeting these requirements.


Power  Supply

120V 5%, 50/60 Hz  200-240V available.

Power Consumption

Under standby  (0.2A)
While charging  (6A)
At the time of ERASE 50W (0.5A)

Degausser System:

Direct-current system

Operating Time

Erasing: 45 sec. per hard drive.

Generating Magnetic Field

7,500 Oe

Max Media Size

1.65 in. (W) x 4.5 in. (H) x 7.87 in. (D)
25.4mm (W) x 115mm (H) x 200mm (D)

Erasing Area Size

1.65 in. (W) x 4.5 in. (H) x 3.54 in. (D)
35mm (W) x 115mm (H) x 90mm (D)


2.5 type, 3.5 Type HDD


41F - 104F (5C - 40C)


10%H - 40%H (without condensation)

Weight Net:

HDTD-8300:55 lb.(25 Kg)
18 lbs. (8.16 Kg)
83 lb. (17 Kg)





20.125 in. (L) x 7.375 in. (W) x 15.5 in.(H)
511mm (L) x 187mm (W) x 394mm (H)
23.5 in. (L) x 9.75 in. (W) x 20 in. (H) 597mm (L) x 247.7mm (W) x 508mm (H)



Power cable, Two attached removable trays, Spacer for 3.5 inch HDD, Spacer for freelance size media, Spacer sized for 2.5 inch, HDD Spacer sized for thin 2.5 inch HDD, Operation manual


1 Year Warranty Standard, Optional 3 Year Factory Warranty available.


Hard Drives are not reusable after having been erased.

Media Erased:

  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Zip Drive
  • Jazz Drive
  • 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
  • Magstar: 3590, 3590-E
  • Enterprise 3592
  • STK-9840, STK-T9940
  • LTO-Ultrium1
  • LTO-Ultrium2
  • LTO-Ultrium3
  • 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


Purchase Price $11,950.00
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