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Varese-Secure MHDD Manual Hard Drive Destroyer
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Varese-Secure MHDD Manual Hard Drive Destroyer (VAR000HDD)
Varese-Secure MHDD Manual
The Varese-Secure MHDD Manual Hard Drive Destroyer is designed for the destruction of all standard hard drives. It is specifically designed for emergency situations when electricity may not be available and quick destruction is a must. This small, heavy-duty hard drive destroyer is maintenance free and completely self-contained. There are no fluids or external components to contend with and no adjustments or calibration required.
Government specifications require that in an emergency situation a hard drive needs to be destroyed so that a person or persons cannot spin the drive. This must be done quickly and reliably. The MHDD Manual meets this requirement and takes less than 10 seconds to destroy each hard drive. To destroy the hard drive you need to insert the proper drive height adapter (if applicable) into the slot and crank the handle 8 times. The internal workings of the unit press down on the drive, bending it approximately 90 degrees. The MHDD Manual then pushes the destroyed hard drive out for easy disposal. To keep the speed to an optimum, the MHDD Manual does not require the handle to be cranked backwards in order to reset the "bender". It resets automatically, requiring the operator to turn the handle in only one direction. The bend will render the hard drive useless by bending the platter, damaging the heads, motor and circuit board. A standard ratcheting feature is also included to make it even easier to destroy unusually hard to break drives or if a high quantity of drives need to be processed.
In a “normal” national security operation, a destroyer would be used in conjunction with a degausser (media eraser). However, in emergency situations, when time is of the essence, this may not be possible. For example if the power goes out, if the plane is forced to land in enemy territory, if the embassy is under siege and many other emergency situations may require immediate destruction of stored information. It is for these situations that the MHDD Manual is perfectly suited.
In commercial applications, the MHDD Manual is an inexpensive alternative to expensive power destroyers, shredders and degaussers. The MHDD Manual offers visible proof that the hard drive is, in fact, destroyed.
Manufacturers Warranty: 1 year (parts & labour)
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