- Manual capacitive discharge pulse degausser.
The VS Security Products DataGauss XL-LG is a pulse degausser for erasing hard disk drives and tapes. Compared to the regular DataGauss LG model, the DataGauss XL-LG has an extra-large "degaussing chamber" for larger hard drives (full-height) and backup tapes. The degausser can be used stand-alone or connected to a PC via a USB cable. The DataGauss XL-LG offers a data log function. With the included Data Destruction Auditor software, comprehensive information about each degauss cycle can be stored for auditing or reporting purposes. With the optional barcode scanner, information such as serial numbers can easily be added to the log.
With the optional label printer, a label can be printed after each degauss cycle with all relevant information such as date, time, serial number and degauss result. These sticker labels can be applied on every erased hard drive for verification.
The DataGauss XL-LG uses a very powerful magnetic discharge (capacitive discharge) of up to 9,000 Gauss. This allows information on hard disks (2+ TB) and magnetic tapes to be removed quickly and safely. The electromagnetic pulse completely erases the magnetic signal present on the platters of the hard disk, thereby destroying all existing information.
Hard disk drives or tapes are placed in the opening at the top of the DataGauss XL-LG. After the lid is closed, the degauss cycle can be started at the touch of a button. The LCD display shows the status of the degauss cycle. As soon as the DataGauss XL-LG indicates that the degauss cycle has been completed successfully, the lid can be opened and the drive removed. The entire degauss cycle takes about 45 seconds.
The degauss cycle is continuously monitored by a built-in processor to ensure that each cycle is completed correctly. Any error messages are displayed on the LCD display or via the Erasure log Software. The DataGauss XL-LG has a continuous duty cycle and can process up to 70 hard drives or tapes per hour. In addition to 3.5", 2.5" and 1.8" hard disks, the DataGauss XL-LG is also suitable for erasing most magnetic tape formats. A special transport case is optionally available for transporting the DataGauss XL-LG.