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A-DATA Introduces Industry's First 1M 30-min Waterproof and Shock Resistant SH93 HDD

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A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., the worldwide leader in DRAM memory and Flash application products, unveiled today the industry’s first ever waterproof and shock resistant portable HDD SH93, a super strong hard disk drive designed specifically for students, road warriors, and sports enthusiasts.

Incorporating rubber-plastic mix and special cushion materials, the SH93 sustains 1M waterproof test for 30 minutes and military standard MIL-STD-810F drop test. The MIL-STD-810 test addresses a broad range of environmental conditions to generate confidence in the overall durability of a system design. With the USB cable cord tucking into the slit that goes around the side of the HDD, the SH93 is beautifully designed with finish paint in racing car yellow. It is easy for users to conveniently carry around massive documents without the fear of damaging files stored in the HDD in the incident of accidental drop or water spills.

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How about that USB connector? How is it shielded? Just a thought, try to put it under water for 30 min, use the attached USB-cord and try not to fry your PC's USB ports... :slap:
 

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One meter underwater? Pffft. Hardly what I would call "water-proof". My dive computer has no problems at over 100 ft. down.
"Extremem Durability" seems a little over-the-top too.

Let me know when the thing can surivive at 3 atmospheres (about 30 meters down) and I'll consider getting one.

@Meiz .. Didn't you know that A-Data's USB stands for Underwater Shielded Bus? :laugh:
 

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Can i play Squash with it??
 
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One meter underwater? Pffft. Hardly what I would call "water-proof". My dive computer has no problems at over 100 ft. down.
"Extremem Durability" seems a little over-the-top too.

Let me know when the thing can surivive at 3 atmospheres (about 30 meters down) and I'll consider getting one.

@Meiz .. Didn't you know that A-Data's USB stands for Underwater Shielded Bus? :laugh:
Plan on going swimming with it? I think the point is maybe a "just in case" it gets wet ...
 
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am i the only person struggling to find out why you need a drive that can do this...
Yes, I scuba dive... yes im active... but i dont expect to take my portable hardrive with me when i do this lol....
I use my pc when im clothed and dry (unless checking out dirty pornos then im covered in cream :D :D :D lol kidding!!!

whats next a drive you can take into the bath with you :p
 

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I think this is pretty cool. No reason to use it myself though.
 

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Plan on going swimming with it? I think the point is maybe a "just in case" it gets wet ...
No, and I understand the fact that in 99.999% of time this would hold up well.
It's when they label a product as "Extreme (fill in the blank)" that I get miffed.
There is nothing extreme about spilling something on your hard drive or dropping in a puddle.

Here is extreme ...
You're on your boat. There is a leak in the gas line of which you are unaware.
Someone lights up a cig and the boat gets blown out of the water and then sinks.
Everyone is rescued by the Coast Guard and recover in the hospital for several weeks.
A couple of months later you go looking for the drive that went overboard in 60+ ft. of water.
You find it, it has a few barnacles growing on it but it still works.
That's "Extreme Durability".

Yah, I'm just venting. Everything is extreme these days. Pfft.
 

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I can see me taking this to the rigs, outside on the plants on the laptop.

Usually have to program controller's on a control pannel outside of the plant... And I have alot of data to carry around, so I think this is a good idea for a external HDD for the extreme conditions (snow or its raining) and just waterproof is a key so I dont have to worry about it being wet
 
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No, and I understand the fact that in 99.999% of time this would hold up well.
It's when they label a product as "Extreme (fill in the blank)" that I get miffed.
There is nothing extreme about spilling something on your hard drive or dropping in a puddle.

Here is extreme ...
You're on your boat. There is a leak in the gas line of which you are unaware.
Someone lights up a cig and the boat gets blown out of the water and then sinks.
Everyone is rescued by the Coast Guard and recover in the hospital for several weeks.
A couple of months later you go looking for the drive that went overboard in 60+ ft. of water.
You find it, it has a few barnacles growing on it but it still works.
That's "Extreme Durability".

Yah, I'm just venting. Everything is extreme these days. Pfft.
↑↑THIS.
 

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Extreme should be removed from the english vocabullary.
 
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military tested but in bright yellow? I did laugh at that one...
 

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whats next fire proof/resistant casing lol, then oil proof, oh wait then dirt proof, hurricane katrina proof, bullet proof, what element could we possibly think of next that will not harm our precious data saving storage apparatus unit device thing a ma bogger square shaped tool. Because everything is alot cooler if its the shape of a square or rectangle, cause who would buy a circled shaped hdd or a polyhedric shaped hdd oooo didnt see that coming, this is made for ppl who are infatuated with there itty bitty titty blackberry phone...like anybody is going to carry a hdd in their back pocket and then for some out of the blue reason, there hdd fell in water OM MY!!!! lawsuits thrown left and right, <---- sarcasm intended
 
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It would've been smarter if someone in this market of durable storage comes up with a Bluetooth feature. That will be great because that will solve this USB cable problem for this drive.
 

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It would've been smarter if someone in this market of durable storage comes up with a Bluetooth feature. That will be great because that will solve this USB cable problem for this drive.
bluetooth has pretty poor speeds, even compared to USB 2.0 (which is slow by most standards)

not to mention it would still need power, which means a metal on metal electrical connection that also would not like water
 

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Beacause God knows that jellyfishes are in need of this HDD.
 
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Hmm thats funny (looks over at own 2.5 external) this looks like a 90s Sony Walkman with a stolen USB chord design.

I think the point of this is exactly what i needed it for. About a month ago i was living in a tent where it started leaking at the seams. My 2.5 carries all my valuable data like pictures and stuff. Years of pictures. I was afraid of the drive getting wet so i would take it everywhere with me. Something like this would prevent that worry (like somebody mentioned). Its not ZOMG EXTREME CONDITION HARDDRIVE!!!!11111oneoneoneone eleven. But you get the point.
 
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What about this:
You are the tipical Nerd/Geek of your class, and to make fun of you, your classmates invite you to a party at the beautiest girl house, wich have a swimingpool. You put your nices cloth on you, becuz you are totally inlove of the hottie, and go to party, not without thinking first, "hey, what if someone takes a notebook, with some cool, videos, movies, software or games? I cant miss to copy that!". Then you grab your portable hdd and hit the place.
As soon as you arrive, you walk a side the pool when your personal bully push you sorprisely to the water!
You take your wet skinny/fatty body out the pool to stand at everyone laugths.... but, HELL YEAH! Dont worry for your stored data!

Take out your Xtreme HD an smile at everyone! On your face Scott!!! Now who is the looser!!! WHO IS THE LOOSER!!!!