The Sledgehammer Hard Drive Crusher is a physical destroyer that destroys hard drives in order to ensure the information contained on the hard drive is no longer accessible. This hard drive "crusher" destroys all hard drives regardless of their size, format or type (from .65 to 1.65 inch) including desktop and laptop drives.At the touch of a button, the Sledgehammer Hard Drive Crusher delivers a staggering 12,000 pounds of force to a conical punch causing catastrophic trauma to the hard drive chassis while destroying the internal platter. The Sledgehammer Hard Drive physical destroyer automatically bends, breaks and mangles the hard drive - including the data platters upon which data is stored. Physical drive destruction prevents the drive from being able to "spin" up, thus the data cannot be retrieved. Once the Hard Drive is destroyed, the data will no longer be retrievable.