Intimus 005S Optical Media CD, DVD & Blu-ray Data Grinder Review

Intimus 005S Optical Media Data GrinderMost businesses have accepted and understand the importance of using a paper shredder. These valuable devices can be used to quickly cut documents down into tiny particles, rendering them useless. While this is great, many businesses either don’t realize or forget that their optical media, such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, can hold volumes more data than any stack of paper. These discs should never be tossed in the garbage. When no longer needed, they should be destroyed. One effective way of doing this is by using the Intimus 005S data grinder (found here).

The Intimus 005S is called a data grinder because it literally grinds the data layer off of a disc. As the data is grinded down (up to 250 microns deep), the data layer it is literally turned into dust. This completely renders the discs useless. The Intimus 005S is one of the few data grinders that can be used with CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays. The Intimus 005S is more effective and faster than many disc shredders and it is perfect for high-security applications.

This is a video demo of the Intimus 005S Data Grinder in action:

Before I go into exactly how to use the Intimus 005S, I would like to explain the differences between optical discs and optical media. CDs and Blu-rays have data written close to the surface of the disc. DVDs have data written in the middle layer of the disc. For this reason, CDs and Blu-ray discs can be destroyed in a single pass. DVD discs must be split in half (using an included disc splitter). The split DVD disc can then be properly destroyed.

Using this machine is easy. Simply place your disc in the tray and hit the start button. The disc will then be pulled into the machine where the data will be grinded down and stripped from the surface (Using DatagrindTM Technology). The entire process takes about 20-30 seconds. If you are destroying a DVD, split the disc and insert the shiny data half into the grinder. Once the process is completed, flip the disc over and grind down the other side. The built in dust collection system quickly removes dust, keeping the work area clean.

The Intimus 005S is an absolute necessity for any business that stores sensitive information on optical media discs. This may include client records, patient information, social security numbers, birth dates and much more. Simply grind off the data and discard the remaining plastic coaster.

The Intimus 005S only weighs 7 pounds shipped and it is extremely easy to pick up and move from one desk to another. Simply set it It uses a standard 110-120 volt power outlet. Please feel free to call one of our Data Destruction Experts at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.  You can find our entire selection of optical media shredders here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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