IT Solutions

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Any Shredder for Any Environment

HDD Destruction

SEM offers low volume crushers and high volume shredders for the destruction of HDD media. Destroy any HDD, including enterprise drives, to a consistent particle size to ensure that the magnetic platter is destroyed enough to never spin again.

SSD Destruction

SEM offers SSD crushers, shredders, and disintegrators to various specifications based on an organization’s needs. Crush every chip in a crusher or use a disintegrator that shreds to a consistent 2mm² particle size for complete and total destruction.

Combo Shredders

Not every site is working with just HDDs or SSDs — and that’s where SEM combo shredders come in. This line of shredders offers destruction capabilities for both HDDs, SSDs, and other small eMedia in a single unit with a dual feed chute.


SEM offers the leading degausser on the market to scramble and break the binary magnetic field that stores data on HDDs. With the push of a button, completely break and scramble a drive to ensure that the data can never be recovered — the first step in a two step process for classified HDD destruction.

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This is a SEM HDD/SSD Combo Shredder

SEM Founder Leonard Rosen designed the world’s first paper disintegrator in 1968, and we’ve been building off of that idea ever since.

SEM HDD and SSD solutions include years of custom engineering, iteration, and partnerships to find the most effective and secure way to crush and shred IT media devices to government and commercial specifications.

This is a SEM Degausser

Degaussers are devices that emit an electromagnetic pulse to disrupt and break the magnetic field that stores the binary data within the spinning disks of HDDs.

SEM degaussers are designed with operator health and safety in mind to government specifications for total drive sanitization.

HDDs and SSDs in One Device

SEM HDD and SSD combo shredders are built with two separate feed chutes and cutting chambers to allow more precise destruction of the respective media.

HDDs are demolished with extra torque to tear through thick drives with several platters, while SSDs are shredded to thinner strips to ensure that every chip is destroyed.

SEM IT Solutions Features

Any Volume for Any Environment

SEM offers a wide variety of crushers and shredders for HDDS, SSDs, enterprise drives, small eMedia, and more with different throughputs, feed openings, shred sizes, and accessories.

Ultimate Operator Health and Safety Features

SEM IT solutions use state-of-the-art HEPA filtration that mitigates small particles and debris during the destruction process for ultimate environmental and operator protection.

Enterprise Capabilities

SEM is the only manufacturer that offers enterprise destruction solutions for HDDs, SSDs, and motherboards. These cutting edge solutions include solid steel cutting heads and are available in standalone or combo units that are capable of destroying thousands of drives per hour to a consistent particle size — even thick enterprise drives with multiple steel plates.

Customizable Solutions and Dedicated Product Lines

SEM engineers design new products to be customizable and to anticipate the ever expanding data destruction market’s needs, an example being the DC-S1-3 combo, an industry first — specifically built to the needs and specifications of data centers.

SEM shredders can also be customized with conveyors, destruction bins, and more. We pride ourselves on custom solutions — so let’s find what works for you.

NSA Evaluated Destruction

SEM degaussers and HDD shredders and crushers are compliant for the physical destruction of HDDs after degaussing as notated on NSA/CSS EPL per the dual degauss and destroy mandate.

By meeting the strictest destruction requirements of the U.S government, SEM IT solutions also comply with all other industry and government destruction regulations.

Premier SEM Products

SEM Model EMP1000-HS

SEM Model EMP1000-HS is the industry-leading NSA listed degausser, equipped with a built-in verification system and touch screen display. Compact, portable, and easily transported to the location of the media for onsite erasure and declassification, this degausser plays a crucial role in end-of-life data destruction for hard drives and is a necessity to meet step one of the NSA’s degauss and destroy mandate for classified drives.


SEM Model 0101 Crusher

The NSA listed SEM Model 0101 delivers 12,000 pounds of force via a conical punch, causing catastrophic trauma to any and all rotational drives regardless of drive size, format, and type. The SEM Model 0101 is the only hard drive crusher on the market that accepts HDDs with integrated rails and handles, and it delivers 20% more speed and crushing power than competitor models.

The Model 0101 is also available with an SSD Kit for the destruction of CUI/PII and commercial SSDs.


SEM Model 0305 Combo Shredder

The SEM Model 0305 Combo destroys up to 800 enterprise HDDs per hour to a particle size of just 1.5″ wide, and SSDs to a particle size of 0.375”. In addition to destroying HDDs and SSDs, this device is capable of securely shredding optical media and other various kinds of smaller electronic devices, such as cell phones, smartphones, memory sticks, and more.

This robust hard drive shredder uses specially crafted saw tooth hook cutters, allowing it to shred up to 50 hard drives in a minute and is the perfect destruction solution for centralized destruction areas and data centers.

SEM Model SSD2-HS Solid State Disintegrator

The Model SSD2-HS is specifically designed for the seamless and secure destruction of enterprise SSDs and boards, resulting in a 2mm² final particle size. This model has increased torque which allows the system to cut through multiple steel plates, carries, and other enterprise SSD components, along with cell phones, thumb drives, laptop drives, PCBs, and other memory modules.

Learn About Other SEM Products

Paper/Optical Shredders

SEM offers a variety of paper and optical shredders for classified and confidential information listed on the NSA Evaluated Products List (EPL), as well as industrial solutions for commercial partners to meet standards across HIPAA, FISMA, and more. Find the perfect shredder to meet your organization’s volume, speed, and size for paper, CDs, DVDs, and BDs.

Multipurpose Solutions

Not every organization is destroying one type of media – and that’s where SEM multipurpose destroyers come in. These USA manufactured devices can destroy a combination of optical media including CDs, DVDs, and BDs, small eMedia devices like flash drives, Iron Keys, and SSD chips, paper, key tape, and more.

Disintegrator Solutions

SEM designed the world’s first paper disintegrator in 1968 and we’ve been perfecting the solution ever since. SEM disintegrator systems come in a variety of value kits with endless customization options to meet any organization’s high security data destruction needs. Fully scalable from small room solutions to full warehouse destruction environments.

Need Some Guidance?

Want to learn more about SEM IT solutions? Contact us today to have one of our specialists guide you through the process of finding the perfect customized solution for all your data destruction needs.