SEM HDD Destruction Solutions

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SEM HDD solutions range from single crusher units to large, mobile, high volume destruction shredders for bulk destruction.

Destroy Every Platter

Physically Destroy the Rotational Drive

Physical destruction is the premier option for data destruction on magnetic media, of which there are two methods: crushing and shredding.

For most magnetic media, a crusher or shredder used on its own is acceptable. However, for classified information or additional security, drives must be degaussed prior to crushing or shredding.

Crushers VS. Shredders

Low Volume Crushers

SEM Model 0101

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. When compared, the Model 0101 delivers 20% more speed and crushing power than competitor models.

High Volume Shredders

SEM Model 0300 Series

The SEM Model 0300 Series is the pinnacle of SEM engineering — sleek, contained, mobile, and designed for any volume while still boasting ultimate operator health and safety with HEPA filtration and noise reduction. Destroy HDDs and more with any of the devices in the 0300 family.

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Not sure if a crusher or shredder is the right choice? Click below to see all of the solutions offered for total HDD destruction.

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HDD and SSD 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 and SSDs as well as other small eMedia in a single unit with a dual feed chute.

Degauss and Destroy

SEM offers the leading degausser on the market to permanently destroy 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 the NSA’s mandated two-step process for classified HDD destruction.

Meet Security Standards

SEM HDD crushers and shredders are the most thorough devices for physical destruction. NSA listed crushers and all SEM shredders are suitable for the NSA’s mandated second step for the destruction of classified and top secret materials.

By adhering to these strict guidelines, these solutions are also suitable for any commercial market or industry regulation.

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SEM Model 0101

The NSA listed SEM Model 0101 is the perfect low volume crusher solution. Consistently crush each drive with 12,000 pounds of force with just the push of a button.

SEM Model 0315 HDD

The Model 0315 for the destruction of rotational/magnetic drives has a 1.5 HP, slow speed, high torque shredder that was specifically designed for enterprise drive destruction. The system uses specially designed saw tooth hook cutters to chew up rotational enterprise hard drives at 1.5″ particle size.


SEM Model 0305 HDD

Designed with operator safety, ease-of-use, and mobility in mind, the SEM Model 0305 hard drive shredder from SEM will shred up to 800 enterprise drives and/or up to 3,000 consumer drives per hour at an end particle size of just 1.5″ wide. It is also ideal for shredding optical media and other small electronic devices such as cell phones, smartphones, printed circuit boards (PCBs), memory sticks, PDAs, and other data storage devices.

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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.

IT Solutions

SEM has a complete line of IT destruction devices that includes a variety of crushers and shredders for HDDs, SSDs, and small eMedia storage devices. The IT line also includes degaussers that are listed on the Evaluated Products List (EPL) to permanently scramble the binary field of magnetic storage devices such as HDDs and data tapes per NSA standards.

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.

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.

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Want to learn more about SEM HDD 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.