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MediaVise Compact HDD Destroyer (MVC-HDD) is a patented, NSA and RCMP evaluated high security computer hard disk drive destroyer.


Complete Media and Data Destruction

The MVC-HDD doesn’t simply fold a hard drive, or punch a few holes in it. The MVC-HDD crushes and demolishes every square inch of the HDD, rendering all data storage surfaces destroyed.

Secure HDD Destruction Where You Need It

The MVC-HDD has a footprint of only 22.5” x 9.5”, and stands16” tall. It was designed for desk- and table-top deployment and to be unobtrusive, making it ideal for space-limited offices and server rooms.

Your storage media never have to leave your secure server room or facilities for destruction, eliminating chain-of-custody and other security risks.

MediaVise Compact HDD with Debris Chute Installed.

Debris from crushed HDDs and other destroyed digital media are ejected via the optional chute accessory, directly into a garbage container.


Product Features

  • The MVC-HDD utilizes Phiston's proprietary MediaVise hydraulic crushing platform fitted with a pair of patented corrugated interlocking crushing plates.

  • The crusher delivers 20 tons (40,000 lbs) of destructive forces to mangle and destroy the HDD's magnetic data storage platters, controller and read heads in less than 30 seconds (see photos below)..

  • Built-in Worker and Environmental Health and Safety features:

  • Fully automated, hands-off operation for user safety

  • Debris accumulates in a collection bin until safely disposed of

  • HEPA Filtration system traps any potentially harmful airborne particulates from the crushing and shattering of circuit boards, electronic components and silicon-based integrated circuit chips

  • RFI and EMI Suppression to minimize interference with other electronic equipment in the vicinity

  • Noise suppression to 65db which is much quieter than the 85db threshold acceptable to OSHA for workplace


Key Benefits

  • Compact and portable HDD destroyer (footprint of only 22.5” x 9.5”, and 16” tall). Safe for deployment on a truck, or in an office or data center.

  • Media destruction can be performed in-house so media never leaves your custody intact, or entrusted to a contractor

  • Simple, user friendly, automated operation

  • No special adapters needed for power or for crushing various media

  • Crushing plates never need to be sharpened or replaced


Technical Specifications




Machine Weight (Excluding packaging and crating)

130 lbs. – 110 volt model
145 lbs. – 220 volt model


Machine Dimensions1

6” x 22.5” x 9.75” (H x L x W)


Shipping Weight

155 lbs. – 110 volt model
170 lbs. – 220 volt model


Shipping Dimensions

21” x 26” x 13 ” (H x L x W)


Power Requirements (voltage / frequency / current)

220 Volts A.C. ±10%, 50/60 Hz, 7.5 Amps
110 Volts A.C. ±10%, 50/60 Hz, 15 Amps


Maximum Media Size Destroyed

5.75” x 1.25” x 4” (H x L x W)


Full Crushing Cycle Time

30 seconds. Debris falls into debris bin. No need to clean machine after each use.

Media Accepted

Designed to destroy 2.5" & 3.5" HDDs (no adapters required), cell phones, circuit boards, memory boards. Will also crush SSDs and make them inoperable but this application has not yet been evaluated by NSA.

Debris Collection

Debris is ejected directly into included collection bin which holds 1 computer HDD or 2 laptop HDDs. The optional chute accessory allows debris to be discharged continuously, directly into a recycle bin.


50,000 Cycles MTBF. No blades to be replaced or sharpened


Technical support

On-call technical support service department; nationwide and international technical support team that can be deployed if and when repairs or maintenance are needed.


National Security Agency (NSA) successfully evaluated for destruction of HDDs. Included on NSA’s Evaluated Products List (EPL).

Approved by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Security Equipment Guide (SEG) listed for secure destruction of HDDs containing or having processed:

a) Protected A and B, and Confidential Information. Prior overwriting or degaussing is recommended but not required.

b) Secret and Protected C information; provided information was encrypted or first cleared, overwritten or degaussed.

Approved by the RCMP for secure destruction of Miniaturized Electronic Devices including SSDs, USBs, PDAs and cell/smart phones containing or having processed:

a) Protected A and B information. Prior clearing or overwriting is recommended but not required.

b) Confidential, Secret or Protected C information provided information was encrypted or first cleared or overwritten.

CE/EU Listed

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