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Hardware Indestructible Data: ioSafe at CES 2010

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 9 Jan 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    love it!
     
  3. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    Give it to the Mythbusters :D
     
  4. rakesh_sharma23

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    Now that's called "Super Solid Disk".......
     
  5. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    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."
     
  6. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    I'm not being a spoilsport but you can't deny thats a litte OTT.
     
  7. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    And for the newest item on James Bonds list.....
     
  8. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    NINJAEDIT: nevermind.

    That's not really such a crazy prize to pay for safety.
     
  9. Xlog

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    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?
     
  10. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    Who makes the SSD inside the unit?
     
  11. SchizoFrog

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    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.
     
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    Hah, so if the building burns for longer than 30 minutes, you're screwed? :')
     
  13. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    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.
     
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    what i want to know is how do they protect the black box recorders in planes and how does this compare?
     
  15. tad2008

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    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.
     
  16. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    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.
     
  17. g3n3tiX

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    It's NOT a NAS. just an external SSD with eSata and USB, and heat/water/crush/shock protection.
     
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    A 4 year old could destory that thing in 2 minutes. They have that ability.
     
  19. Validus

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    Ha! Cool :D
     
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    Whatever
     
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