By David Ponce
The Datastroyer Model 1000 Disintegrator sounds almost made up, like something Wile E. Coyote would have ordered from an ACME catalogue. As it turns out, it appears you can order this product from online “catalogue” Amazon for the princely sum of $127,769.27. What is it? Well, it’s a really fancy paper shredder is what it is. Powered by a 150HP motor, the Datastroyer is able to plow and shred through up to 7,000lbs of destroyables per hour. By that we mean mostly paper, although the machine accepts CDs as well. It’s a no fuss no muss operation where you can simply load up the bags of paper onto its conveyer belt and forget about it. And if you’re really serious about your shredding needs, you can upgrade the motors up to 250HP.
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Update: A representative of the company had this to say:
In case your readers are curious, the reason that product costs as
much as a small house is because it’s NSA approved level 6 high security. You put something top secret into the model 1000, and when it comes out it’s no longer considered top secret anymore. So classified organizations, like the military, FBI, Department of Energy, and contractors like Lockheed Martin and Northop Grumman would use equipment like this for destroying classified information. That includes paper, cell phones, computers, even clothing – anything you can think of that might have or ever had top secret data on it. When the machine is done, the resulting particle is about 3/32″ big. So small you could almost inhale it.