DiskMantler Can Destroy an HDD in 8 Seconds with Shock, Harmonics, and Vibration

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Garner, a company that describes itself as the world leader in data elimination, has unveiled the DiskMantler, a new HDD disassembly and recycling tool that uses a combination of shock, harmonics, and vibration to disassemble hard drives. The process is complete in as little as 8 seconds, it’s claimed, while a brochure notes how five HDDs can be taken care of in five minutes.

Benefits and features include:

  • Automated HDD Disassembly: Through a process of shock, harmonics, and vibration, the DiskMantler efficiently disassembles hard drives into their component parts.
  • Eco-friendly recycling: Component parts are left intact, eliminating toxic waste shredded biproduct, and are ready for responsible recycling.
  • Max component value recycling: Valuable, intact components, including rare earth magnets, are easily sorted for recycling or responsible disposal.
  • Greenboard separation: In under 8 seconds, greenboards are separated from HDD assembly.
  • Adjustable Cycle Time: A dial at the front of the unit allows the operator to manually adjust the disassembly time from 8-120 seconds, depending on desired amount of component separation.
  • Seamless Operation: Simply insert the HDD into the media slot manually or via conveyor belt system. The internal automated system carries the HDD into the disassembly chamber, producing recyclable components through the exit slot.
  • Easy Maintenance: The side of the unit is equipped with quick-disconnect latches and two handles for access to the removable debris tray.
  • Compact Size: A footprint of 24” x 15” x 45” allows for seamless integration into existing environments.
  • HEPA Vacuum Compatible: A HEPA port at the top of the unit allows a HEPA vacuum to be connected to the unit.
  • Light Tower: A color coded light bar provides visual operational status.
  • Continuous Duty: No cool down between cycles.
  • CE Certified: Certified for safety and emissions by an independent laboratory.
  • TAA compliant: Made in California at Garner’s manufacturing facility.

A look at how it works:

Garner on what’s next:

As the first operation in the hard drive decommissioning process, use Garner’s exclusive DeMag (patent pending) to eliminate all magnetic fields on HDD platters. The DeMag is a “super degausser”, that not only ensures the data is forensically unrecoverable but creates the added benefit of “freeing” the rare earth magnets. This process prevents rare earth magnets from adhering to one another and becoming an unmanageable clump after they are separated by the DiskMantler.


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