Proton PDS-75 Destroyer

PDS-75 – Manual hard drive destruction to NSA standards.

The compact PDS-75 is designed to destroy hard drives without the use of electricity in eight (8) seconds or less. Simply crank the handle eight (8) rotations to achieve destruction to NSA standards. The PDS-75 also has an optional rear output slide for less operator handling.

Key Benefits

  • Compact and rugged design for easy deployment

  • 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.

  • Less than eight (8) second cycle time provides fast, safe and reliable hard drive destruction

  • Designed for emergency situations where power may not be available

  • Provides “green” energy-saving solution for hard drive destruction

  • Hard drives bent approximately 90 degrees, to bend/break platters and damage heads, motor and circuit board

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

  • Manufactured in the USA

  • 1-year parts and labor warranty included; lifetime warranty on blade/bender and extended warranty available

  • Options: rear output slide (less operator handling), rackmountable 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-75
Input Material Hard Drives
RCMP/CSE/NSA Approval NSA Approved if Drives are Degaussed with NSA Approved Degausser prior to Crushing
Operator Exertion

Commercial drives (3.5”) ~4 lbs exertion; Hardened (heavy shielding) drives (3.5”) ~12 lbs exertion

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

23.5 x 41.9 x 18.4cm

Weight 22.0kg