TS-1 Hard Drive and Tape Degausser
NSA/CSS EPL - Listed
Highly sensitive classified and top-secret data demands the ultimate erasing power of our TS-1 Hard Drive & Tape Degausser. Listed on the NSA/CSS Evaluated Products List (EPL) for erasure of top-secret data, the TS-1 generates an evenly distributed 20,000 gauss (2 Tesla) magnetic field. The TS-1 delivers maximum erasure to every area of the drive or tape, no matter how drives or tapes are oriented in the media drawer. The TS-1 also comes with a USB port so that you can take advantage of our optional SCAN-1 scanner and software package to create an audit-worthy media destruction report as you degauss.
The built-in magnetic field verification system along with onboard diagnostics, confirm the field strength of each and every erase cycle guaranteeing complete erasure every time. Further, the field strength is displayed numerically and graphically allowing the operator to perform periodic performance verification eliminating the need for a separate instrument to check the erasing force. Redundant error checking before, during and after each erase cycle ensures the TS-1 is performing in peak condition.
Compact and portable, the TS-1 can be easily transported to the location of the media for on-site erasure and de-classification.
- Listed on the NSA Evaluated Products List.
- Erases perpendicular and longitudinal hard drives up to 5,000 Oersteds and magnetic tape media up to 2,800 Oersteds.
- 32 Character alphanumeric LCD display provides easy to read erasure status, field strength, media counter and diagnostics.
- Single pass, 45 second cycle time (60 drives/tapes per hour).
- Built-in magnetic field verification system guarantees complete erasure.
- Quiet, table-top, office friendly operation.
- Optional custom wheeled transport case.
- 2 Tesla (20,000 Gauss) of erasing force
TS-1 Features and Capabilities:
With 2 Tesla (20,000 gauss) of power, the TS-1 erases the highest coercivity magnetic media available today. The TS-1 erases 5,000 Oe hard drives (laptop, desktop and network up to 1" high) and up to 2,800 Oe high coercivity tape media, including all formats of LTO (1,2,3,4), SuperDLT I & II, DLT, AIT, 3590 Series, 8mm and more, all without any adapters. With a continuous duty rat- ing (no cooling breaks necessary), quiet operation and a 45 second cycle time, the TS-1 offers a fast, cost effective erasing solution for Top Secret data.
The TS-1 is exceptionally user-friendly. Simply place your media into the drawer of the TS-1 and push the "Erase" button. Within 45 seconds, the media is erased. Open the drawer and remove the media. It just doesn’t get any easier than that!
Permanent Erasure of Top-Secret Data
Uniformly distributed 20,000-gauss power magnetically erases a wide selection of high-coercivity hard drives and tapes, ensuring top-secret classified data can never be recovered. Magnetic erasure also means there’s no software to buy, update, or upgrade. And the TS-1 technology used to erase magnetic hard drives and tape media will never become obsolete due to software or driver modifications. The TS-1 is the ultimate solution for permanent erasure.
Degauss vs. Overwrite
The TS-1 uses our proven solid-state technology to generate a high-powered erasure field that’s far superior to the fields produced by the read/write heads in hard drives and tape drives. The 20,000-gauss field uniformly delivers erasing power to every area of the media in a way that software-based wiping can’t begin to match. Unlike overwriting that requires a physical connection to the hard drive, such as a cable, the TS-1 erases data on working and nonworking hard drives. Degaussing technology also makes the TS-1 software independent, so that you can completely and permanently erase any magnetic hard drive or tape, regardless of the operating system or interface.
Safeguards built into the TS-1 check the stored power before each erase cycle ensuring complete erasure every time. In addition, a proprietary gauss sensor measures the erasing force in the coil at the time of discharge. If the electrical power or the erasing force is less than specification, the TS-1 will report an error message to the operator and not complete the cycle until the TS-1 meets both power and erasing force requirements. Messages on the LCD Display and lighted push buttons report the status of the TS-1 to the operator.
As an NSA approved degausser, the TS-1 has been tested to and exceeded the most stringent requirements for complete erasure of magnetic media at the highest security levels including Top Secret. This approval meets all compliance standards for government mandates requiring complete elimination of information stored on magnetic media prior to re-use or disposal including:
* Conditions may apply. Subject to change without notice. Valid for purchases in month of January 2016.
- NSA/CSS/DoD Top Secret
- NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines for Media Sanitization
- NIST SP 800-36
- NIST SP 800-88
- PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
- HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)
- PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act)
- GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
- California Senate Bill 1386