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A-DATA intros rare waterproof hard drive

updated 02:35 pm EDT, Fri October 2, 2009

A-DATA drive withstands drops, water submersion

A-DATA recently showed the first waterproof and shock resistant portable hard drive, its SH93. It can withstand being submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes and carries the US military's MIL-810F standards for drop resistance and resistance. The 2.5-inch drive comes in yellow or red and in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB capacities.

There are two built-in USB 2.0 cables, including a standard size connector and a mini USB link. No other power source besides the USB bus is required, and transfer speeds are rated at 480Mbps interface and about 30MBps for data.

Like with other A-DATA portable hard drives, users can download HDDtoGO software that lets users work remotely from the drive without leaving any data behind on the host PC, along with a 60-day trial to Norton Internet Security 2009 for Windows users. Prices and release dates for SH93 models haven't been made public, however.

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  1. dmsimmer

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    WTF Are the USB ports on my computer waterproof?

  1. bjojade

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    For transport

    The waterproof factor is much more important while transporting the drive than while using it. Imagine it's in your pocket and you happen to fall into a swimming pool, or some other stupid thing that would destroy other electronics.

    Obviously you would need to dry out the USB port before using it, but your data would be nice and safe.

    Great idea. I wish all electronics were designed this way. So many phones have been destroyed by accidental submersion. Something like this would be the solution!!

  1. Peter Bonte

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    No only that, in a fire in most cases the biggest damage is caused by the water. Its nice for extra protection.

  1. nowwhatareyoulookingat

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    You never know...

    when you might spew from reading a comment on slashdot!

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