Rugged/shockproof 1TB IP67 dust/waterproof USB 3.0 Military Grade Portable Hard Drive £46.02 @ Amazon
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Rugged/shockproof 1TB IP67 dust/waterproof USB 3.0 Military Grade Portable Hard Drive £46.02 @ Amazon

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Found 10th Dec 2017
Hi, I was in the market for a 1TB external hard drive and came across this. Seems to be a good price already compared to "normal" 1TB drives, but has the extra benefit of being shock and waterproof.

I'm hoping to use it for the PS4. Hope this is helpful!

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"I was in the market for a 1TB external hard drive and came across this."

IP67 so should be fine HTH.

Dr_lovegod17 m ago

The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an …The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an alleged £4m is now in a tip in Wales. So if you have bitcoins and lose the hard drive the data is stored on make sure it’s one of these military grade big boys so at lease it’s retrievable . Read the article. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/27/hard-drive-bitcoin-landfill-site


His downfall was letting his missus get rid of it because it was ‘too loud and noisy’. If you want to store bitcoins write down the seed key on a bit of paper and store it somewhere safe, i.e. not a hard disk

Well, the waterproof IP67 is nice, but as regards being shockproof: well the casing may be but inside it's just a mechanical HDD so don't expect it to survive any major bumps especially it is on and spinning.

A toughened case only really makes sense if what's inside it has no moving parts.
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Good find

"I was in the market for a 1TB external hard drive and came across this."

IP67 so should be fine HTH.

The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an alleged £4m is now in a tip in Wales. So if you have bitcoins and lose the hard drive the data is stored on make sure it’s one of these military grade big boys so at lease it’s retrievable . Read the article. theguardian.com/tec…ite

Good price but don't need it, thanks to my old 500gb drive, still in use. Heat added

Dr_lovegod17 m ago

The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an …The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an alleged £4m is now in a tip in Wales. So if you have bitcoins and lose the hard drive the data is stored on make sure it’s one of these military grade big boys so at lease it’s retrievable . Read the article. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/27/hard-drive-bitcoin-landfill-site


His downfall was letting his missus get rid of it because it was ‘too loud and noisy’. If you want to store bitcoins write down the seed key on a bit of paper and store it somewhere safe, i.e. not a hard disk

What Branded drives are in these?
Edit silicon power . Not heard of them before any good?
Edited by: "AbuG" 10th Dec 2017

Well, the waterproof IP67 is nice, but as regards being shockproof: well the casing may be but inside it's just a mechanical HDD so don't expect it to survive any major bumps especially it is on and spinning.

A toughened case only really makes sense if what's inside it has no moving parts.

Dr_lovegod1 h, 57 m ago

The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an …The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an alleged £4m is now in a tip in Wales. So if you have bitcoins and lose the hard drive the data is stored on make sure it’s one of these military grade big boys so at lease it’s retrievable . Read the article. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/27/hard-drive-bitcoin-landfill-site


Um, no. Lost is lost, whatever it is stored in. Also, "shockproof" means nothing for a hard drive caddy, it won't prevent a hard drive with platters spinning at a few thousand RPM from being damaged when dropped.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 10th Dec 2017

Dr_lovegod2 h, 5 m ago

The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an …The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an alleged £4m is now in a tip in Wales. So if you have bitcoins and lose the hard drive the data is stored on make sure it’s one of these military grade big boys so at lease it’s retrievable . Read the article. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/27/hard-drive-bitcoin-landfill-site


He forgot the golden rule to back everything up at least 4 times.

Scottc12334 m ago

Um, no. Lost is lost, whatever it is stored in. Also, "shockproof" means …Um, no. Lost is lost, whatever it is stored in. Also, "shockproof" means nothing for a hard drive caddy, it won't prevent a hard drive with platters spinning at a few thousand RPM from being damaged when dropped.


Obviously the point is if its a hard drive like this and by some miracle you find and retrieve the hard drive the data will still be good.

Banned

Really shockproof? What if it drops on the ground?

Any ideas on performance of these drives?

Can the drive be replaced? Is it screws or glue and notches holding it together?

Dr_lovegod23 h, 29 m ago

The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an …The guy that lost his hard drive containing his bitcoin data worth an alleged £4m is now in a tip in Wales. So if you have bitcoins and lose the hard drive the data is stored on make sure it’s one of these military grade big boys so at lease it’s retrievable . Read the article. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/27/hard-drive-bitcoin-landfill-site


Btw, that's an old article. 7500 bitcoins currently worth a bit more than 112 millions.
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