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Topic # 98139 24-Feb-2012 17:42
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Hello folks... Received an email last week from ioSafe, a company that makes rugged external drives (HDD and SSD). They offered to send me an external drive to test - and they even have an IoSafe distributor in New Zealand.

The IoSafe Rugged 500GB drive arrived here today and I couldn't wait to test it - they said I could do anything... So here's the first video:



I will post a full review later with other tests (set on fire perhaps?)...




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  Reply # 586386 24-Feb-2012 17:50
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SPIN THE WHEELS ON THE DRIVE!




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Reply # 586387 24-Feb-2012 17:50
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nice, might have to look at getting one of these myself for onsite backup.

Would be funny if it broke though!

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  Reply # 586388 24-Feb-2012 17:51
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I vote for fire!
Also some drop tests too!

What else would it go through if it were in christchurch, say? :P
(Find some liquifaction to dunk it in)

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  Reply # 586389 24-Feb-2012 17:51
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I always enjoy seeing electronics rigorously tested ;) 



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  Reply # 586396 24-Feb-2012 18:03
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I dropped it a couple of times before, from about 90cm high, inside the house. I do want to leave it in the bathtub for 24 hours and seriously thinking about setting it on fire.

Suggestions welcome.




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  Reply # 586397 24-Feb-2012 18:04
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+1 for fire! 

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  Reply # 586398 24-Feb-2012 18:07
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Please forgive me for this cliché, but.....

WILL. IT. BLEND?



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  Reply # 586401 24-Feb-2012 18:16
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FYI, we (SnapperNet) are distributing ioSafe, so if you're one of our resellers you can get ioSafe through us   Cool

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  Reply # 586493 24-Feb-2012 22:46
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stuzz: +1 for fire! 

This ^^. I wonder what it would do to the disks on the inside. Could they handle the heat?

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  Reply # 586600 25-Feb-2012 11:39
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I've seen the fullsize model take on fire and win, but not the little portable guy. Would be curious to see this too.

Obviously the USB connector will be melted and it'll have to go to ioSafe for their included data recovery, so make sure you do this test last Tongue Out



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  Reply # 586607 25-Feb-2012 11:48
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It was really a tongue in cheek +1 lol. 

It looks a great enclosure though.  

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