Wednesday, October 28th 2009

PQI Announces 2.5-inch H560 Ultra Shock-Proof Portable HDD

Power Quotient International Co., Ltd. (PQI) announced a new 2.5” portable hard drive, the H560. Breaking traditional rectangular plastic / metallic looks, PQI H560 utilizes special rubber material and unique internal shock-absorption suspension technology; it provides the hard drive with the ultra protection. H560 has endured US military grade drop test, MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedure IV (transit drop test), proving its durability and sturdiness. PQI H560 has a 2.5 inch SATA interface hard drive, compatible with USB2.0 specifications and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1.

PQI H560 comes with a convenient design where the USB cable is attached and can be stored as one with the drive. It saves the user from always having to bring a USB cable with the drive to establish connection.

PQI H560 also has a single button backup functionality and comes with the data security software, Ur Fortress. Ur Fortress features data encryption for all personal files to prevent unauthorized accesses. Further more, H560 is compatible with Windows 7 / 2000 / XP / Vista; Mac OS 9.0 or later.

Product specifications:
  • Storage capacity: 320/500/640GB
  • Dimension: 144x81.5x22.4 mm
  • Weight: 350g
  • Interface: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Operating system: Windows 7 / 2000 / XP / Vista; Mac OS 9.0 or later
  • Warranty: 3 years
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1 Comment on PQI Announces 2.5-inch H560 Ultra Shock-Proof Portable HDD

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twicksisted
Looks pretty cool visually... im assuming the casing allows for it to cool itself as I have had a few 2.5" portables die on me due to overheating in their stylish looking casings...

I'm not sure that all of these "rugged, shockproof, waterproof, fire resistant etc..." devices are really neccessary though... I guess the majority of people use their computers in the comfort of their own home or workplace... having said that the computers (and laptops) that they plug these devices into are very sensitive (they also arent waterproof and you dont want to be flamethrowing them or throwing them off buildings either)... so why the need for a drive or usb key that can survive this type of abuse?

Im sure a certain small niche market would be able to get advantage out of having an indesctrutable hardrive / usb key naturally... but is it something that the mainstream really needs? I think its all about adding an extra feature to a device to try and sell it in an already saturated market at the end of the day.
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