Data Erasure Hardware

Shredding Offers You Secure Data Destruction

Protect your business's confidential information by ensuring your company destroys data in a secure manner. Shredding data gives you peace of mind knowing that your sensitive information has been completely destroyed.

Enjoy Complete Peace of Mind When You Destroy Data Securely

Ontrack helps you securely destroy hard drives, optical discs, flash memory, credit cards, and other media.

With the shift from paper to digital media, many companies and organizations now have vast stores of obsolete hard drives, flash storage, and other media that cannot be disposed of due to the sensitive data they contain. This is why we offer an extensive line of physical media destroyers to shred, crush, and even granulate physical media, rendering their data unrecoverable.

Intimus FlashEx

Intimus FlashEx

Destroy Digital Media Devices and Sensitive Data Conveniently and Onsite While Maintaining the Security of Your Data

  • Destroys SSD drives, smartphones, mobile phones, mini-tablets, and USB sticks
  • Can shred up to 100 mobile phones or 500 USB thumb drives per day
  • Produces shred particles measuring 0.16 x 0.6 inches (4x15mm)
  • Quiet operation allows for use even in office environments


Destroy Flash Media at Your Workplace, Without the Risk of External Loss or Theft

Intimus FlashEx has standard power requirements, unlike most industrial shredding and data destruction products  requiring high voltage wiring, as well as a dedicated operating area due to noise and dust. The Intimus FlashEx is a "plug and play" product that can be used in a standard office environment.

This product is the only safe and reliable way to destroy your digital media devices and the sensitive data they contain at the workplace in real-time. You no longer a need to store these devices indefinitely, which can be costly, or wait for a third-party service to pick them up, which significantly increases the potential for data theft.

Cut size: 4 x 15 mm / 0.16 x 0.6 in

Noise level: ca. 65 dB (A)
Security Level: (DIN66399) O-3 / T-4 / E-3
Height: 98 cm / 39"
Cutting capacity/hour: ca. 100 Mobile phones ca. 500 USB-Sticks
Width: 58 cm / 22.8"
Working width: 165 mm / 6.5"
Depth: 61 cm / 24"
Voltages: 230 V/50 Hz, 120 V/60 Hz
Weight: 116 Kg / 256 lbs

Intimus SSD-HDD Granulator

Two-in-One Solution: The Perfect Symbiosis of SSD and HDD Granulators

  • Electronic media: SSDs, USBs, memory cards, smartphones, and tablets without batteries
  • Optical media: CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays
  • Magnetic media: HDDs, floppy disks, smaller magnetic tapes, and credit cards
  • Up to 65% space saving in comparison to the single use SSD and HDD Granulators
  • Exchangeable screens for different security levels
  • Hydraulic lift helps to install and deinstall the screens easily
  • Slim product design requires little space and fits through all standard doors
  • Made in Europe to ensure quality and durability


Secure Destruction of All Types of Data Storage Devices

The security requirements for the destruction of sensitive data are continuing to increase all over the world. What was sufficient yesterday, may no longer be enough tomorrow. A future-proof investment means having a flexible and secure data destruction solution and the Intimus SSD-HDD Granulator is the answer. This granulator offers secure destruction of all types of data carriers through a screen change, adapting to your evolving needs and the required security level.

Working width HDD: 13.78" x 19.69" / 350 x 500 mm

Throughput: up to 114.64 lbs/h / 52 kg/h

Working width SSD: 3,94" x 19.69" / 100 x 500 mm    

Bin Capacity: 34.34 gallons / 130 liters

Cutting speed: 0.5 feet/s / 140 mm/s    

Noise level: 76 db(A)

Shred size HDD: up to 0.47" x 0.47" / 12 x 12 mm    

Power supply: 220 V/60 Hz / 440 V/50 Hz

Shred size SSD: up to 0.12" x 0.12" / 3 x 3 mm    

Weight:  Approx. 2,645.55 lbs / 1,200 kg

Security level HDD: up to H-5 / O-3    

Dimension W x D x H: 63.62" x 34.84" x 63.58" / 161.6 x 88.5 x 161.5 cm

Security level SSD: up to E-5 / F-4 / T-6    

Intimus SSD Granulator

Intimus SSD Granulator

A Future-Proof Investment Designed for the Highest Security Requirements

  • Electronic media: SSDs, USBs, memory cards, smartphones, and tablets
  • Optical media: CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays
  • Magnetic media: floppy disks, smaller magnetic tapes, and credit cards
  • Exchangeable screens for different security levels
  • Hydraulic lift helps to install and deinstall the screens easily
  • Slim product design on castors requires little space and fits through all standard doors
  • Made in Europe for quality and durability


Reliable and Economic Shredding for Data Storage

Security requirements for the destruction of sensitive data continually evolve. To keep up with compliance, you need to invest in a future-proof and flexible solution. With Intimus SSD Granulator, you can determine the security levels needed for particle size and throughput simply by changing the screens.

Working width: 5.5" x 1.6" / 139 x 40 mm

Bin Capacity: 23 gallons / 88 liters

Cutting speed: 0.5 feet/s / 140 mm/s

Noise level: 70 db(A)

Shred size: up to 0.08" x 0.08" / 2 x 2 mm

Power supply: 220 V/60 Hz / 440 V/50 Hz

Security level: up to E-5 / F-4 / O-6 / T-6

Weight:  948 lbs / 430 kg

Shred size SSD: up to 0.12" x 0.12" / 3 x 3 mm

Dimension W x D x H: 46"x30"x50" / 116 x 76 x 126 cm

Throughput: up to 77 lbs/h / 35 kg/h    

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of secure data destruction?

The main objective of secure data destruction is to make it impossible to recover data from a data storage device that is no longer in use by an individual or organization. Destroying this data reduces the risks of identity theft, financial theft, reputational harm, or corporate espionage.

Does data destruction remove windows?

Physical data destruction such as degaussing or shredding will make a hard disk drive or SSD inoperable so that none of the data, software, or other programs on the device will function. Erasure software can be used in such a manner that it erases only specific files, leaving Windows or other operating systems intact when an organization desires to repurpose the asset after wiping the data. The comprehensive approach to drive eraser software will remove all data and programs, including the operating system.

Does degaussing a hard drive make it non-functional?

When degaussing a traditional hard drive, the magnetically coated platters that store data are completely erased. Degaussing involves subjecting a hard drive to a magnetic field, which essentially demagnetizes the platters. The drive is rendered completely inoperable because there are no longer tracks and sectors on the platter which are used to organize and locate data. Degaussing provides permanent removal of data and is recommended as a step in the data sanitization of traditional hard drives, tape, and other magnetic media. After degaussing, devices can be physically destroyed using a special shredder—the process guards against the possibility of any potential for possible data recovery.

Does destroying a hard drive with a hammer make it unrecoverable?

We've seen videos of do-it-yourself data destruction with nail guns, hammers, and automobiles. And while these methods physically destroy devices, they don't provide a verifiable, certified method to ensure data is inaccessible and unrecoverable. Destroying a hard drive with a hammer might render it inoperable, but because Ontrack engineers are known for their miraculous data recovery rescues (including a hard drive from the crashed Space Shuttle), anything is possible.

Is it possible to recover data from a shredded HDD or SSD?

If the grinding takes place with correct equipment intended for safe data destruction, it is impossible to reproduce any data. However, if a shredder doesn't create small enough pieces, from a memory chip, for example, an SSD or a mobile phone chip can pass through without being destroyed. If this happens, the content could be recovered by data recovery experts such as Ontrack.

What are the top advantages of hard drive and SSD granulators?

Granulators, also known as shredders, are machines that rip, tear or smash a hard drive or SSD into small pieces, making it inoperable and not possible to recover any data. Data that is no longer need by the organization for the business, legal, or retention requirements can be safely and permanently destroyed using a granulator. Organizations can reduce the risk of security breaches and reduce storage costs by disposing of data no longer needed.

What is the best way to dispose of hard drives?

Best practices can involve using data erasure software to securely overwrite data on HDDs and SSDs, including the hidden areas and remapped sectors. Deletion is done according to government standards such as NIST, DOD and many more. Physical destruction of hard drives can be done with a degausser that uses a powerful magnetic field, which erases not only the data but removes the servo tracks, rendering the media unusable. The most obvious destruction solution is to shred hard drives and other media into tiny, tiny pieces. This is called shredding or fragmentation. These machines smash a hard drive or SSD into pieces so small that the data cannot be recovered from the media or memory chips.

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