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Formax Hard Drive Shredder FD 87HDS Review

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Formax Hard Drive Shredder FD 87HDS provides an extra level of security by physically destroying discarded hard drives, with hardened solid steel cutting blades and unmatched commercial-grade features. It features 2 right-sized shredding chambers to easily accommodate the two most common drive sizes for laptop and desktop computers.

Users simply load a drive into the shredding chamber, close the metal safety shield, and press Start. The rugged steel blades grind the hard drives into randomly sized pieces 1.6” wide and smaller for desktop drives and .19” wide for laptop drives. Then, the shredded pieces fall into a convenient molded plastic waste bin for easy disposal or recycling.

The user-friendly LED control panel shows the real-time status of the shredding process and features Auto Reverse to prevent jams, and Auto Cleaning to clear the blades of shredded particles. The unit is powered by a heavy-duty AC-geared motor and housed in an all-metal cabinet with casters for mobility.

2 resettable LED counters, one for each shredding chamber, keep an accurate tally of drives shredded. Safety features include metal shredding chamber shields, a key lock to ensure authorized use, and a large centrally-located emergency stop button.

Formax Hard Drive Shredder FD 87HDS


  • Separate Shredding Chambers: Accommodate 3.5” desktop and 2.5” laptop hard drives
  • Hardened Solid Steel Cutting Blades: Specially ground for strength and durability
  • LED Control Panel: Provides centralized control and displays real-time status
  • Resettable LED Counters: Each shredding chamber features its own resettable counter, for added accountability
  • High-Quality AC-Geared Motor: Powerful, efficient motor with heavy-duty steel gears designed for high performance, minimal noise and years of trouble-free use
  • Shred Size: Desktop hard drives are shredded to 1.6” wide particles, while laptop drives are shredded to .19” particles
  • Molded Plastic Waste Bin: Durable and lightweight for easy removal
  • All-Metal Cabinet: Rugged steel cabinet with casters
  • Auto Reverse: Prevents jamming
  • Auto Cleaning: Allows the motor to run in reverse to clear shredded particles
  • Front Waste Bin Access: Allows the shredder to be placed against a wall

Safety Features:

  • Fully Enclosed Shredding Chambers: Metal shields slide closed for operator safety
  • Safety Key Lock: Provides control, ensuring access only to authorized personnel
  • Large Emergency Stop Button: Quickly stops the motor and blades from turning
  • Circuit Breaker: Ensures safe operation
  • Thermal Overload Protection: Prevents overheating of the motor
  • Door Safety Sensor: Automatically stops the motor if the cabinet door is open
  • Waste Bin Full Sensor: Stops the motor automatically to avoid overflow
Formax Hard Drive Shredder FD 87HDS Shredding Chambers


If you are looking for the best shredder from Formax at an affordable price, the Formax Hard Drive Shredder FD 87HDS is the one for you! But if you want a different sized one but love the features of this Formax Hard Drive Shredder, you can check out the other Formax Hard Drive Shredders now!

***If you are unsure if this shredder is for you, we can schedule an online product demo especially for you! Just get in touch with us today.***


3.5” Desktop Hard Drive 2.5” Laptop Hard Drive
Feed Opening: 4.72” (120mm) 3.54” (90mm)
Shred Particle Size: 1.6” (40mm) x random 0.19” (5mm) x random
Infeed Capacity: 1 hard drive at a time 1 hard drive at a time
Speed: 3 - 4 drives per minute 3 - 4 drives per minute
Dimensions: 19.68” W x 18.5” D x 35” H (500 x 470 x 890mm)
Weight: 1,102 lbs. (500kg)
Security Level: H-6 (DIN 66399 standard)
Power Supply 220V 20Amp 3 Phase NEMA Plug / Receptacle L1520P / L1520R

* Capacity may vary due to variations in the power supply.

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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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