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Formax Hard Drive Shredder with Recording System Review

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Formax Hard Drive Shredder with Recording System FD 87HDS-R provides the best level of security by physically destroying discarded hard drives. For optimal security and accountability, the FD 87HDS-R features a Recording System with internal and external cameras to monitor and document their destruction. The system includes a 64GB SD card to store barcode images and recorded videos, which can be removed and downloaded as needed. One hour of recording time uses +/- 1GB of storage space on the SD card.

Users simply load a hard drive into one of two cutting chambers and close the safety shield. With the push of a button, the rugged solid steel blades grind the hard drive into randomly sized pieces 1.6” wide and smaller for 3.5” HDD hard drives and .19” wide and smaller for 2.5” HDD & SSD drives. The shredded pieces fall into a convenient molded plastic waste bin for proper disposal or recycling.

The Formax Hard Drive Shredder with Recording System FD 87HDS-R cutting blades are made of hardened steel for strength and durability. Each shredding chamber features a metal safety shield, and its own resettable LED counter to keep an accurate tally of shredded drives. Its control panel displays operational status and offers jam protection with Auto Reverse and Auto Stop. In addition, sensors stop the motor automatically if any of the doors are open or the waste bin is full. The powerful metal-geared motor is housed in an all-metal cabinet with casters for mobility and is designed for low operational noise.

Formax Hard Drive Shredder FD 87HDS-R


  • Separate Shredding Chambers: Accommodate 3.5” HDD and 2.5” HDD & SSD drives
  • Recording System: Internal and external cameras for optimal security. The system includes a 64GB SD card, a higher capacity SD card can be used for extended recording.
  • 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: 3.5” HDD hard drives are shredded to 1.6” wide particles, while 2.5” HDD & SSD 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-R Shredding Chambers


If you are looking for the best shredder from Formax at an affordable price, the Formax Hard Drive Shredder with Recording System FD 87HDS-R 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” HDD Hard Drive 2.5” HDD & SSD 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-4 (DIN 66399 standard)
Power Supply 220V 20Amp 3 Phase NEMA Plug / Receptacle L1520P / L1520R

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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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