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Silicon Power launches waterproof portable hard drive

By Jos ยท 8 replies
Apr 1, 2010
  1. If you are looking for something to carry your data around safely while you go on the harshest of environments, take a look at the new rugged Armor A70 portable drive from Silicon Power. The 139.45mm x 85.7mm x 18.1mm device is compliant with military standards IEC529 IPX7 and MIL-STD-810F 516.5, which means it'll be able to withstand drops, dust, pressure and even submersion in up to three feet of water for 30 minutes.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,682   +771

    Whew! I was beginning to wonder how I could handle my storage while scuba diving. ;)
  3. Tizzlejack

    Tizzlejack TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Could also be advertised as soda-proof.
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    "It features a useful slot on the side for the USB cable..."

    What does that mean? Why wouldn't it have a slot for USB. Is this meant to be placed inside your computer?
  5. That means a useful slot to store the USB cable in while transporting the drive around, not a slot for actually plugging the cable in.
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    ohh ok, that makes a lot more sense than what I was thinking. Thanks
  7. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Given the current climante change, this is a step forward for those living in flooded risk areas.
  8. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    ^^^ I was actually going along the vein of if you took this and your laptop to the WC. "Oops I dropped it in the toilet!! Oh wait! It's ok because it's water proof for 30 minutes in 3 feet of water!"
  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,953   +203

    Great for watercooled PC's if you have a leak :D
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