ioSafe Announces 'Full Metal Jacket' Rugged HDDs

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koga73

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damn impressive... but can it be dropped 10' while running and keep the data intact with no glitches to the system?!
 

drakefyre

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First thing I thought when I saw the title was bullets. After reading the article, I thought this is cool, and the hard drive I need for traveling. Pretty sweet. They've got to have some form of impact reduction for the HDD though.
 

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[citation][nom]koga73[/nom]damn impressive... but can it be dropped 10' while running and keep the data intact with no glitches to the system?![/citation]

Seriously. The enclosure is impressive, but the weakest link is still the spinning platters with the head sitting on them (HDD only of course).

In my opinion the words HDD and RUGGED shouldn't be used in the same sentence.
 

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One question though:
If because of a fire, the USB or firewire shortcircuits, is there a chance for the drive to get damaged electrically (eg a +5V rail touching a grounded rail?)
 

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My Toughbook with the stock HDD can handle 10' drops, while running of course. That's a Hitachi drive. It's all in how well the enclosure is made. The HDD caddy is 1" thick made of steel with foam and gel suspending the HDD. I run SSD's in them now, so if my drive fails it's not going to be from shock and awe!

What's the prices on the SSD models?
 

eddieroolz

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I still remember a special article last year on the testing of their rugged HDDs. I still remember them like yesterday.


....oh wait, has it been that long already...?
 
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