Video of the Datastroyer 103 DVD High Security Shredder
Description of the Datastroyer 103-DVD High Security CD/DVD ShredderMeets the requirements of NSA/CSS Specification 04-02 for Optical Media Destruction Devices! The hardened, solid steel cutting cylinders have been specifically designed to shred DVDs and CDs (with or without labels). It is also is capable of destroying the small microchips found within credit cards and ID badges, though no NSA specification exists for it. * Residue size of 2.2 mm x 4 mm or less. Features include: • keypad for constant operation and reverse • powerful, specially adjusted, thermally protected motor for longer periods of use • auto stop when container is full or door is open • standby operation without energy consumption • motor rated for continuous duty • convenient pull-out system for removing the integrated, sturdy, reusable collecting bag Please note, cutting power information is an approximate value based on environmental factors and product differences.
Please use actual HP as a specification for determining value. Use of Peak HP is for comparison purposes only where other than Actual HP is used.
|Manufacturer Name||Datastroyer by Whitaker Brothers|
|Throat Size/Feed Opening||16''|
|Shred Size||2.2 mm x 4 mm|
|Cut Type||High Security|
|Sheet Capacity||Shreds Optical Media Only to Level 6/P-7 Requirements|
|Peak HP||5.5 HP Peak**|
|Disclosures||Please use actual HP as a specification for determining value. Use of Peak HP is for comparison purposes only where other than Actual HP is used.|
|Voltage||115 Volts; other voltages available|
By Reston TCR
- We just passed our first security audit with this being the star of our new SCIF. We paired this with a 2603/2 SMC from Whitaker and were in compliance with everything from a destruction and sanitization perspective.
Pursuant to what other reviewers have said this machine is great because you never need to buy oil for it. I've run this machine for three years without a single application of oil and it hasn't need one single service call. It outlasted another CD shredder we purchased around the same time that does require oil.
Counterintuitive, I know. But this has become our primary unit for all vaults.
By BlInd Ambition
- Destroyed a monsterous pile of cds and dvds for me over the course of a long weekend. Per whitakers instruction I applied no oil and the unit functioned just fine.
NOT GOOD FOR PAPER
- Five stars because it doesn't require any oil whatsoever. Next month will complete one year of ownership without a single drop of lubricant. Just be careful because a full residue bag of CD/DVD shred can be a little heavy. I replace the bag at 75% full, I couldn't imagine waiting until it reaches the top. I might need two people to lift it at that point.
What kind of warranty does the dvd/cd destroyer come withAll Datastroyer products come equipped with a one year guarantee against defects in manufacturing.
Do you have any NSA approved CD/DVD shredders listed with a NSN number?The government stopped assigning National Stock Numbers to new equipment some time ago. Definitely before DVD's became a factor in the market! However we do have a small unit designed specifically for CD's called the Datastroyer 101-CD. It's NSN is 7035-01-485-2134.
Can we use the Datastroyer 103DVD for classified paper shredding?The Datastroyer 103-DVD is NSA approved for level 6 destruction of optical media. That includes CDs and DVDs. It is capable of destroying paper if you shove it in there, but it is not NSA approved to do so. The resulting residue is a mangled strip cut which is nowhere close to the level 6 particle requirement. To prevent people from ever putting paper into the machine there is a CD sized shield that goes over the throat opening. It makes the purpose of the unit very clear. To date we have never had a customer accidentally put paper into the optical media shredder.