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Formax Hard Drive Punch FD 87HD Review

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Formax Hard Drive Punch FD 87HD provides an added level of security by punching a hole through discarded hard drives, causing visible damage, and making the stored data virtually unreadable. The FD 87HD meets NSA/CSS requirements for Hard Drive Destruction Devices.

Simply load a hard drive into the feed chute, close the safety shield, and with the push of a button, the high-quality steel punch punctures the hard drive, which then slides into a convenient waste bin for storage until disposal or recycling.

The Formax Hard Drive Punch FD 87HD punching die is made of hardened, nickel-plated steel for durability, and handles the two most common hard drive sizes, 2.5” and 3.5”, without any additional adjustments. LEDs illuminate the chamber during the punching process, visible through the transparent safety shield. Its LED control panel displays the status and offers jam protection with an auto-reverse and automatic stop. In addition, sensors stop the motor automatically if the door is open or the waste bin is full. The powerful geared motor is housed in an all-metal cabinet with casters for mobility and is designed for low operational noise.

Standard Features:

  • Evaluated by NSA: Meets the requirements of NSA/ CSS specification for Hard Drive Destruction Devices
  • Punching die made of hardened, nickel-plated steel
  • Powerful, efficient AC geared-motor with heavy-duty steel gears for high performance and minimal noise
  • LED lights illuminate the punching chamber
  • Transparent safety shield
  • LED control panel
  • Auto Stop after each cycle
  • Auto Reverse: Built-in controls switch motor into reverse to clear the jam, protecting the punching die
  • Convenient sturdy plastic waste bin
  • Low-noise design
  • Door Safety Sensor: Motor stops automatically if the cabinet door is opened
  • All-metal cabinet with casters
  • Auto Sensor: When the waste bin is full, the motor stops automatically
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on punching die
  • 1-Year Warranty on all other parts


  • Punches a hole through hard drive internals, rendering the stored data virtually unreadable
  • Accommodates the two most common sizes, 2.5” and 3.5”, without any additional adjustments 


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Punch Hole Size: 0.39” (10mm)
Hard Drive Size: 2 1/2” or 3 1/2”
Feed Opening: 4.65” (118mm)
Punching Cycle: 14 seconds
Dimensions: 19.68” W x 18.5” D x 35” H (500 x 470 x 890mm)
Weight: 154 lbs lbs. (70kg)
Security Level:

H-3 (DIN 66399 standard)

Meets NSA/CSS requirements for Hard Drive Destruction Devices

Power Supply 110V, 50-60Hz
If you are looking for the best hard drive puncher from Formax at an affordable price, the Formax Hard Drive Punch FD 87HD is the one for you! Buy yours today!


Formax is the industry leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of pressure seal, mailing, data destruction and digital print finishing solutions, and provides sales and service support through a nationwide dealer network. Formax stands behind its equipment and offers the following warranties:

Folders, Pressure Sealers, Inserters, ColorMax, Cutters, Joggers, Signers, Bursters

      90 day warranty on parts and labor
      90 day warranty on parts   


      Lifetime limited warranty on Deskside and Office cutting heads
      Lifetime limited warranty on Industrial cutting heads (parts only)
      1-year warranty on High Security and Specialty cutting heads    
      1-year warranty on all other parts

Formax agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any defective part or component covered by this warranty, provided there was no abuse and we first receive written notice of a defect within the applicable warranty period.  Wearable parts are not covered under warranty. This warranty extends only to the original purchaser and does not include labor or the payment of any labor charges or incidental or consequential expenses.
Warranty claims must be submitted with a replacement part order. All parts are shipped FOB Dover, NH.

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