Thursday, September 13th 2018

ADATA Unveils HD830 External HDD - Withstands up to 3000 Kg Pressure

ADATA today announces the launch of the HD830, its most rugged external hard disk drive (HDD) to date. It features an ultra-sturdy aluminum exterior, triple-layer construction, and IP68 rating for the ultimate protection of data. What's more, the HD830 is MIL-STD-810G 516.6 compliant and can withstand up to 3000kg of downward pressure. The HDD is also equipped with shock sensors that prevent errors and bad sectors due to accidental impact and shaking.

Virtually Indestructible
The HD830's tough aluminum exterior is not just capable of surviving nasty drops and blunt force, but can also handle 3000 kg of downward pressure, roughly equivalent to the combined weight of fifty average-sized people. The HD830 also meets the U.S. Military's MIL-STD-810G 516.6 standard and can survive falls from up to 1.22 meters. A three-layer construction provides complete protection inside and outside, including a tough outer silicone casing that comes in red or blue, shock-absorbing buffer, and cushioned mounting that firmly holds the drive in place.
Shock Sensor Protection
Lesser external drives continue to operate when dropped, potentially resulting in errors and bad sectors. The HD830 features shock sensors that stop drive activity when an impact is detected, such as when accidentally dropped. Users will know the sensors are activated when the LED indicator blinks in red. When the threat has passed the LED indicator will light up in blue and resume normal operation.

Stylishly Armored, Plenty of Storage Capacity
The HD830's robust aluminum exterior is crafted with a boldly grooved surface texture with a sandblasted finish and two sturdy side columns that give the HD830 the look of a true warrior. In an era of 4K Ultra HD videos and other high-resolution content, users can never have too much storage capacity. The HD830 has them covered with 2TB, 4TB and 5TB of storage capacity.

As with all ADATA external hard drives, the HD830 is backed by a 3-year warranty.
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14 Comments on ADATA Unveils HD830 External HDD - Withstands up to 3000 Kg Pressure

#1
las
"Virtually Indestructible"

Yet uses a harddrive that will go bad when dropped during read/write because head scratches the platters?
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#2
Caring1
This looks like an old ruggedized case I have a 3.5" IDE drive in.
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#3
Xx Tek Tip xX
Better question to ask here :
Who actually drops their hard drives anywhere near 3000kg of pressure?
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#4
arroyo
If they put Seagate drive (looking at a capacity, they did) you do not need to drop it to broke the thing. It won't last warranty period.
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Caring1
Xx Tek Tip xX said:
Better question to ask here :
Who actually drops their hard drives anywhere near 3000kg of pressure?
Downward pressure is not the drop test rating.
It means you might be able to drive a small truck over it.
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HTC
Xx Tek Tip xX said:
Better question to ask here :
Who actually drops their hard drives anywhere near 3000kg of pressure?
Better still: who has "on hand" 3000Kg to drop on it?

Jokes aside, i think @Caring1 is right and it's for those cases where ... somehow ... you manage to drive your car over it, or something along those lines.
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#7
las
arroyo said:
If they put Seagate drive (looking at a capacity, they did) you do not need to drop it to broke the thing. It won't last warranty period.
Sounds like I'm not the only one with terrible Seagate experience.
I would never store something of value on a Seagate drive.
Maxtor also made terrible drives - Seagate bought them...
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Xx Tek Tip xX
Caring1 said:
Downward pressure is not the drop test rating.
It means you might be able to drive a small truck over it.
Well I should hope you don't drive a truck over a hard drive.
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#9
Fleurious
Sweet, i can use them as tire blocks while not plugged into my computer.
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Xx Tek Tip xX
Fleurious said:
Sweet, i can use them as tire blocks while not plugged into my computer.
What a great idea! Totally justifiable reason to spend more for a "strong" Hard drive. 11/10 would buy again.
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#11
Vayra86
HTC said:
Better still: who has "on hand" 3000Kg to drop on it?

Jokes aside, i think @Caring1 is right and it's for those cases where ... somehow ... you manage to drive your car over it, or something along those lines.
Mr. Cleese would like a word

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HTC
Vayra86 said:
Mr. Cleese would like a word


That's not 3000Kg ...

Try harder, next time ...
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#13
Vayra86
HTC said:
That's not 3000Kg ...

Try harder, next time ...
You should watch the sketch though, the joke is more into the 'having it on hand' part ;)

Here

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#14
R-T-B
I want to throw it into somewhere with high atmpspheric pressure, say the center of a gas giant. Any satellite launches coming up for that? Know we missed Juno.
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