Solid State Hard Drive Shredder Series 2
AMS 1000HD-SSD Shredder with Stand


Hard Drive & SSD Combo Shredders

Series 2 HDD-SSD shredders have a dual-head cutting chamber that will shred solid-state drives on one side and rotary hard drives on the other. Each side has its own labeled infeed chute and shred width. The SSD side will shred most standard SSDs, cell phones, memory cards, circuit boards & thumb drives to 3/8″ wide particles. This small shred size is required to destroy the memory chips that SSDs use to store data. Any batteries must be removed before shredding.

As data bearing devices continue to get smaller, we found that some can pass through the cutters with minimal to no damage if fed improperly. Therefore, we developed precision clearance cutterheads that ensure the destruction of M.2-SSDs and other small media. These cutterheads are available on all new HDD-SSD shredders as an upgrade. A retrofit upgrade package is also available on any model purchased after 2018. 

Series 2 HDD-SSD shredders will shred most hard standard disk drives in addition to backup tapes, DVDs, cell phones, and assorted small e-scrap to our recommended 1.5″ wide particles. The AMS-1000HD-SSD is also available in 3/4″ and 1″ shred widths for the HDD side. Enterprise hard drives take at least twice as long to shred as standard drives, on which we base our throughput. Series 2 HDD-SSD shredders are slow-speed, high torque dual shaft shredders that are manufactured in the U.S. They can be stationary or placed in trucks for mobile hard drive shredding.

Series 2 HDD-SSD shredders include an output conveyor that can be substituted for an infeed conveyor on the AMS-1000HD-SSD-STAND shredder, which has a drop-down discharge. The stand model is only available on the 10 HP model, which was designed to bridge the gap between Series 2 and Series 3 HDD-SSD hard drive shredders. It has a more robust drive train, bigger bearings, and larger diameter shafts and cutters. It is our response to the continued advancement of denser hard disk drives.

Our Data Capture System is optional, and was designed to help electronic recyclers meet R2v3 requirements. It allows the user to photograph the drive, which identifies and captures the barcodes, and then videotape the shredding process. Each step in the data destruction and cataloging process is precisely time-stamped. The system’s flexibility allows users to decide whether to utilize the Data Capture System in full, in part, or bypass it entirely. 

Series 2 hard drive shredders and Series 2 SSD shredders are both available in the same horsepower models. Click on the bold print if you only need to shred rotary hard drives or solid-state drives. 



    “Overall, we loved working with Ameri-Shred. They’ve been responsive and understanding of our needs. Ameri-Shred built a heavy duty and powerful custom machine, and when we need another shredder in the future, Ameri-Shred will be our first call. Plus, it’s made in America; and you can’t beat that!”

    “We’ve been working with Ameri-Shred for over a decade. Like many, we started with a Series 1 hard drive shredder, but their equipment works so well we now own two Series 2 hard drive shredders. We will continue to buy Ameri-Shred shredders to meet our ever-increasing data destruction needs.”