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Indestructible Data: ioSafe at CES 2010

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Burnout21 9th January 2010, 13:08 Quote
love it!
M_D_K 9th January 2010, 13:11 Quote
Give it to the Mythbusters :D
rakesh_sharma23 9th January 2010, 13:23 Quote
Now that's called "Super Solid Disk".......
LithiumDesign 9th January 2010, 13:54 Quote
Who works in conditions where they are likely to do any of the things it can survive, okay granted that you may drop it and even stand on it but...I guess it's a good selling point. "Are you worried about dropping your SSD from a 20ft drop into rubble, a two-story building collapse, 5000lb crush force or up to 1,000g of shock. Maybe you work in temperatures of up to 1,550°F and want to have a look through your Pictures, well now you can!"
"I bought this SSD and all I can say is WOW, I was underwater for 30days 30ft down and it was really salty but my good old SSD allowed me to save my campaign on L4D2 :O Zomg."
LithiumDesign 9th January 2010, 13:55 Quote
I'm not being a spoilsport but you can't deny thats a litte OTT.
500mph 9th January 2010, 13:58 Quote
And for the newest item on James Bonds list.....
Jipa 9th January 2010, 14:03 Quote
NINJAEDIT: nevermind.

That's not really such a crazy prize to pay for safety.
Xlog 9th January 2010, 14:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mystiik
Who works in conditions where they are likely to do any of the things it can survive, okay granted that you may drop it and even stand on it but...I guess it's a good selling point. "Are you worried about dropping your SSD from a 20ft drop into rubble, a two-story building collapse, 5000lb crush force or up to 1,000g of shock. Maybe you work in temperatures of up to 1,550°F and want to have a look through your Pictures, well now you can!"
"I bought this SSD and all I can say is WOW, I was underwater for 30days 30ft down and it was really salty but my good old SSD allowed me to save my campaign on L4D2 :O Zomg."

House fire, flood, earthquake and so on, no one is safe from them.
Its not an SSD, its a NAS box, did you even read the article?
bigkingfun 9th January 2010, 14:20 Quote
Who makes the SSD inside the unit?
SchizoFrog 9th January 2010, 14:26 Quote
This article is a complete waste of time and money. Any condition that would or could actually result in this item being crushed could never garuntee the position and rotation. If this had been crushed on its side, it would have been utterly destroyed. As for the cost of such a small amount of storage, I would rather keep a regular back up elsewhere, linked through the internet or even by hand.
biebiep 9th January 2010, 14:31 Quote
Hah, so if the building burns for longer than 30 minutes, you're screwed? :')
alpaca 9th January 2010, 14:36 Quote
no mirroring? no parity dis? kind of stupid, if the ssd fails you're back to zero.
and i'm not too sure that the armorplated thing would crush under sideway pressure, as it is a fairly thin box, so any force that is not absolutely 90° on the side will rotate the thing itself. and i was indeed a bit surprised about the price. not within reach for me, but not too expensive in the big picture.
mjm25 9th January 2010, 14:48 Quote
what i want to know is how do they protect the black box recorders in planes and how does this compare?
tad2008 9th January 2010, 14:56 Quote
Well, it seems that it comes with a 3 year Warranty as standard and can be upgraded to 5 years, though at the bottom they say:
"The Company's limited warranty does not cover Products which have been received improperly packaged, altered, or physically damaged."

So I guess if your device does happy to end up under a few tons of rubble, baked in a house fire or dropped in the ocean and gets damaged as a result, bang goes your warranty!

At those prices it'd be cheaper to keep backups using any or all of the existing methods.
Pookeyhead 9th January 2010, 15:12 Quote
So it's fine against flood, fire, earthquake, building demolition, and anything else you can think of.... except failure of the SSD itself. Brilliant. If you're gonna go to these lengths to protect a NAS box, why not make it at least RAID1?



Just do offsite back ups IMO.
g3n3tiX 9th January 2010, 15:42 Quote
It's NOT a NAS. just an external SSD with eSata and USB, and heat/water/crush/shock protection.
Farting Bob 9th January 2010, 15:52 Quote
A 4 year old could destory that thing in 2 minutes. They have that ability.
Validus 9th January 2010, 16:55 Quote
Ha! Cool :D
plagio 9th January 2010, 18:49 Quote
Whatever
outlawaol 9th January 2010, 18:55 Quote
Thats good indeed.

However anything that resides on our planet is prone to disaster. Thats why if I had the money I would launch a stationary satellite into orbit and save my files on that - 200,000 terabytes anyone? :D
Turbotab 9th January 2010, 19:50 Quote
But can it survive a few centimeters of snowfall?:|
Blackie Chan 9th January 2010, 20:27 Quote
@Pookeyhead
"Just do offsite back ups IMO."

Definitely, anyhting else is just showing off.
Jenny_Y8S 9th January 2010, 21:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
This article is a complete waste of time and money.

If I was you I'd cancel my bit-tech subscription right away! For the money we all have to pay we should never ever be forced to read articles we don't like or agree with.

I too hate the fact I have no choice in what I read any longer and pay such a high rate to be forced back to this site again and again.

I find that punching myself in the face is the only way to make myself feel better about this travesty. I strongly suggest you do the same.
Sheiken 9th January 2010, 23:28 Quote
On their website it says:

"Crush Proof : up to 5000lbs in any axis"

So there you go naysayers...
Furymouse 9th January 2010, 23:49 Quote
I would love to see all reviews of hardware done in such a manner
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