Toms, would you guys be willing to test this "No signal degradation" they are talking about. I find it to be hogwash really.
Buy a brand new SSD, do your test like you do, then have staff and people just sit there removing the cables over and over, but not to break it. After 10k or 20k times, run the tests again. I think it would be a great test!
[citation][nom]syrious1[/nom]Am I the only one thinking this? its already an SSD, i.e. no moving parts, so how was it affected by vibration before?[/citation]
Solid State devices are not immune to shock and vibration. The IC packaging could go bad given enough G-shock to the hardware. The esata connector could fall off after some very serious vibration. And the friction between the connector's gold contact could wear out from vibration. Obviously not something you'd see in everyday use. But anything could happen for military purposes.
it's not that people are always plugging sata cables.... er... usually it stays connected to the same cable for a very large amount of time. not like usb devices.
THAT I would absolutely love! rugged usb connectors. I've broken so many that I've lost count.