Proton PDS-100 Destroyer

PDS-100 – Motor-driven, hard drive destruction to NSA standards.

The PDS-100 provides motor-driven, hard drive destruction to NSA standards. Sensors automatically start the destruction cycle once hard drive is inserted and door is closed. A unique feature of the PDS-100 is its ability to operate manually without power via the crank handle if electricity is interrupted or unavailable; no stoppage or setup necessary. It also has an optional rear output slide for less operator handling.

Key Benefits

  • Automatic, sensor-driven cycle provides fast and reliable hard drive destruction in 10 seconds or less

  • NSA/CSS listed; tested and used by NSA and DoD for destroying hard drives

  • Allows compliance with recognized security standards and regulations, including NIST, HIPAA, FACTA, PCI DSS, GLBA, PIPEDA, IRS, GDPR, etc.

  • Compact and rugged design for easy deployment

  • Manual operation option designed for emergency situations (e.g. power not available, quick destruction required)

  • Hard drives are bent approximately 90 degrees, which bends/breaks the platters and damages the heads, motor and circuit board

  • Manufactured in the USA

  • Maintenance free and completely self-contained; no fluids, external components, adjustments or calibration

  • 18-months parts and labor warranty included; lifetime warranty on blade/bender and extended warranty available

  • Options: rear output slide (less operator handling), rack mountable shelf (for 19” EIA racks, 10” to 28” deep), mounting kit, PDS-SSD (insert for solid state/flash media destruction) deployment case with wheels, barcode scanner with audit-tracking system and more


  • 3.5” drives (including 0.65”, 1” and 1.65” in height)
  • 2.5” laptop hard drives
  • SSD drives with optional PDS-SSD insert


Brand Proton
Model PDS-100
Input Material Hard Drives
RCMP/CSE/NSA Approval NSA Approved after Degaussing with NSA Approved Degausser

100-240 VAC; Standard Voltages: 115 VAC, 60 Hz; 220 VAC, 60 Hz; 230 VAC, 50 Hz (factory configurable)

Cycle Time 8 – 10 Seconds
Destruction Method Bends/breaks platter, damages heads, motor and circuit board

29.5 x 53.3 x 18.4cm

Weight 28.5kg