Applied Magnetics Laboratory Infostroyer 201-D Portable Disintegrator
Shredder – Our in-depth Review
We recently took a look at the Applied Magnetics Laboratory Infostroyer 201-D Portable
Disintegrator Shredder. Overall the machine is quite nice but I’ll let you be the judge after
you see the pros and cons below. Always remember that the stated specs of a machine do
not always translate precisely to a real-world environment.
The Applied Magnetics Laboratory Infostroyer 201‐D Portable Disintegrator Shredder can shred CDs, Credit
Cards, DVDs, Floppy Disks, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples. If you need to be able to shred something
else then we recommend that you look at a larger machine and/or look for something with a little bit lower
security (the higher the security the less likelihood that the machine shreds something other than paper).
This machine does not come with an auto‐oiler and does not have the option to have one installed. Although
automatic oilers are not necessary to maintain your machine, they do take the guess‐work out of
maintenance. Don’t hold it against the machine though as you can easily oil the machine yourself on regular
The Applied Magnetics Laboratory Infostroyer 201‐D Portable Disintegrator Shredder comes with a 1 Year
Warranty (parts/labor) excluding wearbles. This means that you have plenty of time to test out the machine
and make sure that everything is running smoothly. Just make sure to properly care for your machine and
you shouldn’t have any issues.
With an MSRP of $10,588.00 this shredder is not the cheapest around but remember to NEVER pay the full
amount. You can find discounts of up to 50% off if you look around on the web.
Infostroyer 201 has been evaluated by the NSA and meets the requirements of NSA/CSS 02‐02, High
Security Disintegrators and NSA/CSS 04‐02, Optical Media Destruction Devices. Destroys all forms of
media including CDs, DVDs, Paper, Key Tape, Magn