Hard Drive Shredders

For fast, reliable destruction of hard drives, e-scrap and other data-bearing media

  • Powerful, cost-effective and secure destruction of hard drives, e-scrap, optical media, mobile devices, laptop computers, and more
  • Ideal for information destruction service providers, records and information management (RIM) centers, and e-scrap recyclers
  • Three separate horsepower models — 3 Hp (available in single-phase), 7½ Hp, and 20 Hp — to meet your needs
  • Model 12HD20 upgradeable to the Allegheny Hard Drive Shredding System—a complete ‘dump & run’ system saving time and labor costs.


To ensure total security, physical destruction of hard drives and other electronic data-bearing media is the most effective and desirable solution.

That’s why every Allegheny Hard Drive Shredder destroys not only standard-size hard drives (up to 1” thick), but also server drives, as well as cell phones, PDAs, smartphones, and electronic storage devices. Our 7½ Hp and 20 Hp models can also completely destroy laptop computers (without batteries). The total destruction of these obsolete devices not only relieves any worry about security risks, but adds a reliable income stream for your business.

Allegheny Hard Drive Shredders are compact powerhouses. Equipped with a gravity-feed input chute and aggressive hooked cutters, these machines offer impressive performance with minimal noise and vibration. Mounted on casters for easy mobility, they can also be installed in a truck for mobile on-site destruction.

Allegheny offers three separate horsepower models: 3 Hp, 7½ Hp, and 20 Hp. With the addition of an optional in-feed conveyor and output conveyor, the 20 Hp model can become a complete system, the Allegheny Hard Drive Shredding System, with full ‘dump & run’ hard drive shredding capability.

Allegheny has recently introduced their new SelecShred™ Hard Drive Shredder. This powerful shredder gives customers the ability to securely destroy both solid state drives (SSD’s) and hard drives on the same machine, as well as most e-scrap products, including cell phones, circuit boards, tapes, and CD’s.

The SelecShred™ Hard Drive Shredder comes in a 7½ Hp. model, which destroys SSD’s to 3/8″ and hard drives to 1½”, and a 20 Hp. model, which shreds SSD’s to 3/4″ and hard drives to 3/8″.


  • Achieves complete destruction of hard drives with no possibility of reconstruction or retrieval
  • Model 5HD3 (3 Hp) is available in 208 or 230 Volt AC single phase
  • Larger models 12HD7.5 (7½ Hp ) and 12HD20 (20 Hp) can destroy most laptop computers (without batteries)
  • Combine optional equipment with the 12HD20 model to make a complete ‘dump & run’ system
  • Angled 5”, 8” or 12” wide in-feed chutes provide ease in feeding
  • CAD/CAM design for precision and maximum shredding power
  • Creates a reliable income stream for your business

Motor3 Hp. TEFC7 1/2 Hp. TEFC20 Hp. TEFC
(per hour)
Up to 600 standard* drives (up to 300 server drives)12HD7.5: Up to 2400 standard drives fed two at a time (up to 1200 server drives)Up to 3500 standard* drives fed two at a time (up to 1750 server drives)
Feed Opening
(W x H)
5" x 1 3/4"
127 mm x 44.5 mm
12" x 2"
305 mm x 51 mm
12" x 2"
305 mm x 51 mm
Cutting Assembly
5" | 127 mm12" | 305 mm12" | 305 mm
CuttersSkiptooth - Precision-ground from A-2 tool steel, heat-treated to optimum Rockwell hardness
Shred Width1 1/2" | 38 mm1 1/2" | 38 mm1 1/2" | 38 mm (3/4" & 1" shred widths available)
208/230/460 Volt AC, 3-phase, 60 cycle
(W x L x H)
33" x 33" x 55"
84 cm x 84 cm x 140 cm
42" x 45" x 56"
107 cm x 114 cm x 142 cm
48" x 55" x 68"
122 cm x 140 cm x 173 cm
1200 lbs
544 kg
2500 lbs
1134 kg
4200 lbs
1905 kg
*Standard drives up to 1” (25 mm) thick and most server drives.
**In addition to accepting standard and server drives, Models 12HD7.5 and 12HD20 accept laptop computers (without batteries).
***Additional voltages are available.

As we constantly improve our products, specifications are subject to change without notice.
Model12HD7.5 SelecShred™12HD20 SelecShred™
Motor7 1/2 Hp. TEFC20 Hp. TEFC
Feed Opening (W x H)12" x 2"
305 mm x 51 mm
12" x 2"
305 mm x 51 mm
Cutting Assembly (width)12" | 305 mm12" | 305 mm
Shred Width3/4" - Solid State
1 1/2" - Hard Drive
3/8" - Solid State
3/4" - Hard Drive
Voltage208,230,460 volts, 3 phase, 60 cycle208/230/460 volts, 3 phase, 60 cycle
Dimensions (W x L x H)42" x 45" x 56"
107 cm x 114 cm x 142 cm
48" x 55" x 68"
122 cm x 140 cm x 173 cm
As we constantly improve our products, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Optional Equipment

An optional in-feed conveyor (variable speed) added to the Model 12HD20 allows the operator to dump boxfuls of hard drives and e-scrap into the hopper. By adjusting the speed of the in-feed conveyor, the operator can regulate the amount of product entering the cutting assembly and thereby minimize jams. An optional output conveyor is available for transporting the shredded materials into a Gaylord box, roll-away container, etc. This configuration, the Allegheny Hard Drive Shredding System, offers a complete ‘dump & run’ system saving valuable time and labor costs.

What Our Customers Say

“I can’t say enough about our Allegheny Hard Drive Shredder. We can shred 1500 hard drives in half a day in my mobile truck! The shredder has paid for itself tenfold, and I’m expanding to in-house destruction next year.”
TIM EARLEY, Advantage E-cycling

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