MediaVise® – SSD Destroyer

The Phiston MediaVise SSD Destroyer (MV-SSD)
is a commercial-capacity computer
solid-state drive destroyer. mediavise-ssd

The MV-SSD also destroys and renders inoperable other miniaturized electronic devices and data storage media including USBs, PDAs, cell/smart phones and circuit boards. It will also crush and disable a limited number of HDDs.

The MV-SSD is a powerful, economical desktop SSD destroyer that can be easily deployed in an office or server

Utilizing a proprietary hydraulic power unit developed by Phiston, and a pair of patented crushing plates with arrays of 187 interlocking razor sharp hardened steel teeth, the MV-SSD delivers a whopping 20 tons of destructive forces to the SSD media and their fragile ceramic memory chips that are punctured, crushed, serrated and absolutely decimated on both sides in less than 30 seconds.



How Secure is Data on a Solid-state Storage Device?

Flash RAM-based solid-state storage devices in computers, business servers, mobile phones, tablets, laptops and even cloud data centers, have resident data encryption techniques that enhance their security and made unauthorized data access and recovery very difficult. In addition, SSD-stored data is distributed randomly throughout the flash RAM cells by design, making data recovery even more difficult than from conventional sequential-write hard drives.

Physical destruction of an SSD

further radically complicates, and drastically reduces the already low odds of data recovery by destroying RAM chips, circuit board connections, and SSD-stored encryption keys. The destroyed SSD is unusable, and any chances of recovering data from it are extremely remote, even by forensic means.

How much is too much destruction for your data destruction needs?

Obviously, the greater the degree to which an SSD is destroyed, the greater the degree of difficulty to recovery any information from it. But correspondingly, the greater the size, the greater the complexity and the greater the cost of the machine to destroy the SSD.

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Technical Specifications

Model MV-SSD
Machine Weight 172 lbs. – 110 volt model
187 lbs. – 220 volt model
Machine Dimensions 27” x 22” x 12 ¼ ” (H x L x W)
Shipping Weight 197 lbs. – 110 volt model
212 lbs. – 220 volt model
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
Factory Configured for any international power supplies
Maximum Media Size Destroyed 5.75” x 1.25” x 4” (H x L x W)
Media Sanitization throughput 2 per cycle or 240 /Hr
Media Accepted Dedicated SSD destroyer (no adapters required), cell phones, circuit boards, memory chips. Will also crush a limited number of HDDs making them inoperable.
Debris Collection Debris is ejected directly into enclosed collection bin which holds up to 80 SSDs
Maintenance/Longevity 100,000 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 needed.


• Approved by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for Secure Destruction of SSDs and Miniaturized Electronic Devices including USBs, PDAs and cell/smart phones containing or having processed:
a) Protected A or B, or Confidential Information. Prior clearing or overwriting is recommended but not required.
b) Secret or Protected C information; provided information was encrypted or first cleared or overwritten.
• Approved by the RCMP for Interim Destruction pending further Approved Destruction. The MV-SSD renders HDDs, SSDs and Miniaturized Electronic Devices unplayable by ordinary means and is therefore approved as a risk mitigation measure for media in transit to, or awaiting additional destruction required for medium and confidentiality levels of information.
• Approved by RCMP for secure destruction of HDDs containing or having processed:
a) Protected A and B information. Prior clearing or overwriting is not required.
b) Secret or Protected C information provided information was encrypted or first cleared or overwritten.
•CE/EU Listed
GSA Pricing: $7,995.00
MSRP: $8,495.00
Product Features
  • The MV-SSD utilizes Phiston's proprietary MediaVise hydraulic crushing platform fitted with a pair of patented crushing plates with arrays of 187 interlocking razor sharp hardened steel teeth (see below)
  • The crusher delivers 20 tons (40,000 lbs) of destructive forces with up to 187 piercings of the SSD media. The fragile ceramic memory chips and controller are punctured, crushed and serrated on both sides in less than 30 seconds
  • 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 memory 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
  • Commercial grade machine, yet portable, versatile and 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