Intimus 502CD Credit Card, CD and Disk Shredder Review
Do you need a specialized shredder that is designed to specifically shred compact discs (CDs), DVDs, floppy disks and credit cards? One model you may want to look at is the Intimus 502CD floppy disk, CD and credit card shredder (found here). This is my review.
There aren’t many specialized multimedia shredders out there. Many manufacturers try to combine multiple shredding options into one machine. Some manufacturers do it well, where others fail miserably.
Intimus, made by Martin Yale, decided to make a machine designed and built from the ground up to handle floppy disks and optical media. The Intimus 502CD is so specialized that it doesn’t shred paper. It has a 4 15/16″ opening for CDs and DVDs and a 3 3/4″ opening for floppy disks. It can also be used to shred video game discs (Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo) and Blu-ray discs.
Because it is designed specifically to shred CDs, DVDs, credit card and floppy disks, it is fast. It operates at a speed of up to 800-1200 pieces per hour. This is far faster than what a multi-purpose shredder can do.
The shred particle size is 5/16″ x 13/16″ (7.9mm x 20.6mm). For optical media, this is small. As you might imagine, a floppy disk or CD that has been cut into tiny particles is pretty much impossible to read. The shred bin on the 502CD can hold up to one cubic feet of shredded material.
Who uses the Intimus 502CD? This machine is primarily used by government and military organizations, but is also used by businesses for mass data and software destruction. The shredder is compact enough that it can be used in most offices without being an obstacle.
We sell quite a few of the Intimus 502CD shredders and I can safety say that our customers are satisfied with the quality and the functionality. Intimus has developed a great reputation and the Intimus 502CD doesn’t let you down.
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