Time for hard drives to toughen up
Distributor VIP has announced it’s stocking a new shockproof external USB hard drive from Adata.
The SH14 follows on from the industry-acclaimed waterproof and shockproof SH93 portable hard drive, taking the best elements of that and aiming to improve on them.
It’s targeted at on-the-go PC users who need reliable and robust hard drives to match their active lifestyles. It is military grade shockproof and water resistant to IPX4 class – so users don’t need to worry about losing data due to careless knocks or drinks spillages.
The exterior is made from a silicone material with smooth surface texture and the hard drive comes in two colours – ‘passion red’ and ‘serene black’. It’s available in three capacities – 500GB, 750GB and 1TB.
Adata says that in performance terms, the SH14 is comparable to a 2.5-inch 5,400 RPM hard drive. It uses the new generation USB 3.0 interface and can achieve transfer rates of up to 109MB/s, which is up to three times faster than USB 2.0 for backing up files. Naturally it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices too.Article continues below
The SH14 is available from VIP now, and the 500GB model has a recommended price of £59.99.