Hard Drive Degaussing is recommended by National Institute of Standards & Technology and the Department of Defense. The HDD-100 is a fully automatic degausser for Hard Drives and Backup tapes. It uses pulse discharge technology and is fully processor controlled which enables the HDD-100 to offer complete and secure erasing for magnetic media. Media that can be degaussed includes Hard Drives that use both perpendicular and vertical recording techniques and most common backup tapes including DLT, LTO, 8mm, DDS and more. The HDD-100 generates a powerful magnetic field and in less than eight seconds completely erases the data from Hard Drives and Backup tapes. A simple one pass operation makes it ideal in businesses where security is of the utmost importance. The HD-100 is a fully automatic table top mounted unit and when powered up the operator simply slides the hard drive into the aperture on the left hand side of the unit. The unit senses the presence of the media and the degauss cycle starts automatically. No operator action is required. When the degauss cycle is complete, the hard drive is released and exits from the degausser on the right hand side. Throughout the entire degauss cycle the onboard processor monitors the procedure and progress messages are displayed on the LCD panel. If the degauss cycle is interrupted for any reason such as power loss or any fault condition, the media is retained in the HDD-100 and the operator is immediately alerted to the interruption in the erasure cycle on the LCD panel.