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Degaussing Service

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to have your tape & hard drives erased tomorrow!


Degaussing, also known as bulk erasing, permanently removes all data, formatting and control track information from tapes, hard drives and diskettes.  A strong focused magnetic field envelopes the media changing the magnetic properties of the entire data area in seconds.  Degaussing erases working and non-working media ensuring proper data security before re-use or disposal. 

Meets HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and GLBA requirements.


To further enhance the security of your data, Garner offers physical hard drive destruction after degaussing.  While degaussing permanently erases the hard drive, the hard drive is not visually altered making it impossible to identify degaussed media from non-degaussed media.  Physical destruction will bend the hard drive in half, giving the visual identification necessary to positively identify hard drives that have been properly sanitized.  In addition, physical destruction will guarantee that nobody tries to recover the data.


Service Price


$2.00 each + shipping,
$30.00 minimum.

Degaussing & Destruction

$5.00 each + shipping,
$30.00 minimum.

$30.00 minimum order
Prices do not include shipping.

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If you have DLT tapes that are not able to be recorded on, chances are they need to be degaussed. The formatting needs to be removed and using the "erase" function on the tape drive does not erase the old formatting. The only way to remove the formatting is by degaussing the media.

Degaussing of the media consists of passing the media through a strong alternating magnetic field.  The alternating magnetic field removes all magnetic patterns from the tape, thus eliminating all data and formatting.    The degaussing process ensures the user that their next recording will be at its best.

DLT specific issues:

Information taken from the HP website

HP Surestore DLT drives - Degaussing used DLT IV tape media

HP Surestore DLT1 drives only read and write to new DLT IV tapes. DLT1 drives cannot overwrite tapes written by other DLT drives (i.e. DLT40, 80), even when the tapes are erased, the format will remain on the tape.

In order to reuse media written in other formats, degauss the media properly, as DLT4000 format written by DLT40/70/80 drives saturate the media magnetically more than the Thin Film/MR head used in DLT1 can. Although media that is inadequately degaussed may still be accepted by the DLT1, residual data will likely cause poor performance and high error rates.

Why will DLT1 not overwrite DLT 4000 format media unless I degauss the media?

DLT 4000 format written by DLT 4000/7000/8000 drives "saturates" the media magnetically more than the thin film/MR head used in DLT1. It is possible that in the course of overwriting, some of the residual DLT 4000 format will interfere with the new DLT1 format, causing higher error rates or inability to read the new DLT1 format.
Degaussing is a process of "randomizing" the magnetic particles (or dipoles) that are embedded in the media formulation -- effectively restoring the media to a "virgin" state. Degaussing is also sometimes called bulk erasing. Erasing a tape is not the same as degaussing as the format itself will still be resident on the tape.

A recent "Technical Support" document from Fujifilm stated that "... after proper degaussing, the quality of subsequent data recording should be unchanged or even improved."

Here's what other Companies are saying about degaussing tape.
Fuji (Fujifilm Computer Products) - Lists tape formats coercivity and degaussing details.

Garner Products has been manufacturing degaussers for the magnetic media industry for over 42 years. Many of our degaussers are being used in magnetic media manufacturing and testing facilities. Garner Products degaussing service uses the same type of Garner Products degaussers used in the manufacturing process to completely erase your audio, video & data tapes, diskettes & hard drives.

Garner Products degaussing service will erase all data from hard drives including the control track information leaving the hard drive unusable.

Degaussing your media:

  • Increases data security.

  • Reduced data errors on backup tapes.

  • Eliminates computer viruses.

  • Saves money by recycling or reusing media.

  • Prevents previous recordings from being seen, heard or retrieved.

Ready to send your tapes?  Please click here to download the form that must accompany your order.

Service Price


$2.00 each + shipping,
$30.00 minimum.

Degaussing & Destruction

$5.00 each + shipping,
$30.00 minimum.

$30.00 minimum order
Prices do not include shipping.































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