Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fireproof and Waterproof protection for On-Site Backups

Although not portable enough to be removed and taken off-site as your off-site backup, this device from Sentry Safe could keep your data safe in case of an on-site disaster.

The device is listed as "the world's first and only fire resistant and waterproof hard drive". The idea being that in case of a fire and/or flood, the sealed hard drive box would survive with your data intact, much as the black box in the airline industry. The sealed box also protects the hard drive from dust and dirt.

It comes in 80GB and 160GB sizes. The drives are Maxtor so you know the quality is there. It is USB 2.0 and receives power from the USB bus so there is no need for external power.

It is rated to resist 1500 degrees Farenheit for up to 30 minutes. and is ETL verified waterproof for submersion.

Cost of the 160GB model is $319 and it is due to be available on December 1.

For more info go to the company website.

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