Proton T-5 Degausser



Proton’s newest NSA degausser erases hard drives and other magnetic media in 20 seconds or less. It produces a magnetic field of at least 20,000 Gauss (2 Tesla) per cycle and is approved to handle Top Secret / Classified data. For performance verification, its internal Gaussmeter guarantees every cycle meets NSA specifications. The T-5 is the ultimate degausser for efficiency and data security.

Product Details:

Proton T-5 Degaussing Machine Benefits

  • Approved to erase all magnetic media available today.
  • Listed on the National Security Agency’s Evaluated Products List (NSA EPL-Degausser) and meets U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requirements for sanitizing Top Secret/Classified data.
  • Internal software requires all parameters (capacitor voltage, switch, etc.) are present before degaussing. This software guarantees that each degauss cycle delivers sufficient strength and consistent performance.
  • Fully automatic operation: no drawer to open and close, simply insert media into top slot and push start button.
  • Lightweight and portable design enables table top or floor operation.
  • CESG Approved (UK) and CE Approved (EU) and NATO listed.
  • Manufactured in the USA in ISO 9001 certified facilities.
  • Ensures that current and future higher coercivity media sanitization requirements will be met
  • Approved for degaussing of classified hard drive media up to 5,000 Oe (longitudinal and perpendicular) and tape media up to 3,000 Oe
  • Made in the USA

Hard Drive Degausser Benefits

  • Permanent destruction of confidential and classified data.
  • Compliance with recognized standards and regulations, NIST, HIPAA, FACTA, PCI DSS, GLBA, PIPEDA, IRS, GDPR, etc.
  • Sanitizes both Longitudinal and Perpendicular recorded media and is projected to reliably degauss future media with increased coercivities and higher Oersteds (Oe).
  • Stores energy from previous cycles to reduce subsequent cycle times and save energy.
  • Simple to use and fits easily into existing operations.


  • 12 Volt Battery Operation
  • Extended Warranty
  • Mobility Cart
  • Deployment Case with wheels – Custom rugged design allows the T-5 to operate while still in case and be easily transported when necessary.


Name Proton T-5 Degausser
Power Dual Voltage – Automatically converts between 110V and 220V; 60/50 Hz; single phase
Media Size Accommodates all magnetic media within 1″ x 6″ x 4.3″ (2.5 x 15 x 11 cm)
Duty Cycle Continuous
Cycle Time 10 – 20 seconds
Altitude Operate at altitude up to 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)
Field Strength At least 20,000 Guass (2 Tesla) per cycle
Dimensions 19″ H x 10″ W x 26″ D (48cm x 25cm x 66 cm)
Weight 128 lbs / 58 kg



The Proton T-5 offers the most effective data sanitization on the market. This Degausser removes data from all magnetic devices, including Laptop, Desktop and Network Hard Drives, LTO and DLT Tapes, and is listed in the National Security Agency’s Evaluated Products List (NSA EPL-Degausser). Simply drop your magnetic media into the slot, push the button and the degaussing process will begin. In 10-20 second, the Proton T-5 eliminates all traces of your confidential and classified information. With automatic on/off operation, the Proton T-5 Degausser un-aligns magnetic fields within the media material, ensuring that prior data retrieval is impossible. The Proton T-5 produces a a 20,000 Gauss field strength. The Proton T-5 Degausser offers powerful degaussing features for hard drives up to 5,000 Oe and tapes up to 3000 Oe. These specifications are the maximum media coercivities available and the maximum coercivity available for NSA test purposes. With that said, the Proton T-5 will not be outdated anytime soon. This lightweight Degausser takes up little space and is perfect for tabletop or floor use. The Proton T-5 requires minimal training and is extremely user friendly. You can have confidence that the Proton T-5 will guarantee that the data on your high security hard drives and tapes will be unusable.

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