intimus 9000 S Degausser
intimus 9000 S is a high-performance degausser - the workhorse among degaussers
The intimus 9000 S degausser is fast and powerful. In just 3 seconds, it completely erases all data from any hard disk or magnetic tape at 10,000 gauss.
- Extra-large media tray for all common media formats
- Designed for the most effective and fastest data sanitization
- For non-functioning or obsolete hard disks and magnetic tapes
- Complete data erasure in only 3 s
- For highest throughput: Erases up to 450 HDDs (3.5 in.) per hour
- Optional: Erasure and destruction verification system intimus Auditor-Pro
- Continuous operation
- Integrated magnetic field monitoring during each cycle
- Worldwide pluggable to a standard power outlet
- Small footprint and quiet operation for office use
- Shielded - no magnetic radiation to the environment
Will the intimus 9000 S degauss hard drives written with shingled formatting?
Yes. Shingled media has the same coercivity as regular perpendicular media.
How do I know the hard drive is degaussed?
After the hard drive has been degaussed with the intimus 9000 S, it will have no servo tracks. Servo tracks are the first organized data laid onto a new hard drive platter by the manufacturer. Degaussing with the intimus 9000 S eliminates the servo tracks and all data associated to them, rendering the drive unrecoverable by any means. To determine if the hard drive is degaussed, use a common USB adapter to connect the drive to a working computer. Usually, the drive will not mount. However, some HDD manufacturers have drive information stored on the green logic board of the drive, which will identify its model and date of manufacture. When exploring the drive further, you will find that no data remains.
The intimus 9000 S uses a powerful magnetic field to destroy data on hard drives and data tapes. Is that field safe for humans or other forms of media?
The design of the intimus 9000 S keeps the strong magnetic fields inside the degausser. Magnetic emissions outside the degausser are minimal, and are much less powerful than the magnetic field generated by a typical smartphone.
How long will the intimus 9000 S last?
Longevity is always dependent upon user behavior and environmental conditions. However, if minimal maintenance is performed at normal service intervals and the unit is operated in an office environment within the system’s environmental specifications, it is likely to achieve a lifetime of 150,000 cycles.
Is the intimus 9000 S NSA evaluated?
No. The intimus 9000 S is not on the NSA Evaluated List. The NSA evaluation process is clearly above and beyond the requirements of any agency or company that does not have Top Secret and Above data. If your company or agency has data that is kept in a safe that is continuously guarded by armed guards, or in a data center with armed guards within a secure facility with multiple secure perimeters and zones, and is never transported without an armored truck and armed guards, then please consider our intimus 20000 S NSA evaluated degausser for your data disposal needs. If the description above does not resemble your security regimen, then the intimus 9000 S is an appropriate choice. Both units completely destroy data, while the intimus 20000 S operates at a higher power threshold for increased data destruction, providing the security of future-proofing against unforeseen technological changes in data recovery.
Will the intimus 9000 S Degausser erase solid state media like SSDs, thumb drives, or flash memory?
No. Solid state memory has to be physically destroyed to make data unrecoverable. Intimus manufactures systems specifically designed to destroy solid state media. Everything you need to know about destroying solid state media and what the recovery potential is can be found here. Solid state memory is of a completely different design and nature than hard drives and data tapes. Solid state memory uses electric voltage to store data, whereas HDDs use magnetic media. A degausser is unlikely to reliably remove data from solid state media. It may damage it and cause latent defects, but it will not typically erase the data from solid state media such as SSDs, thumb drives, flash memory, and memory sticks.