According to the drive’s specs, the SimpleTough portable drive can withstand a ten foot drop, and more impressively it can handle the pressure of a one-ton truck see our durability testing for more. Here’s to another four. Although it was added for convenience, we were annoyed with how clumsy and difficult it was to reattach this cable to the enclosure. Netflix could one day be a part of your cable package. Visit the western digital blog.

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Read more on these topics: Robust storage is starting to become a hot hitacho. Threatened by the likes of HBO, Netflix may one day attach itself to the very cable companies its been competing with.

We weren’t thrilled with its rather bulky design either, at least when compared to a typical 2. Installs annoying web toolbar unless you tell it not to. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s It unrolls out to reveal a USB 2. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in With a built-in USB cable, two-tiered data security package, and an impressive three-year warranty, we have no issue recommending this external hard drive to shoppers looking for space and security.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. A caterpillar-style tank tread runs the length of the base of this larger than average external drive, but it’s not just for show.


Innovation These last four years have been wild.

The Bad Single cable provides a single source of failure. Netflix already in talks with cable companies about bundling partnerships.

Hitachi SimpleTough Rugged Portable Hard Drive Review

Tech Industry It’s been five crazy years. Netflix already in talks with cable companies about bundling partnerships With Netflix already reportedly in talks with cable providers, its move to your cable bill is sounding more and more likely. Water resistance was measured using 60cc of liquid, which means it’ll probably survive you spilling your water hitachii on it, but probably not if you take it scuba diving.

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Hitachi SimpleTOUGH external HDD is water-resistant, shockproof to ft. | ZDNet

Hitachi drove over a vertically placed drive with a 1 tonne Chevy Cab truck, and humorously noted that “Luckily, hitadhi was no damage to the truck”. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We’ve changed, we promise. These barriers are sturdy enough to protect your data from up to a foot drop–that’s five more feet of protection than the Iomega eGo Camo offers–and pressure up to one ton.


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Continue to next page 01 This small and speedy portable drive will come in handy for anyone who aimpletough to carry Also, our testing labs aren’t set up to accommodate 1 tonne trucks. As the latest drives from Iomega show, network storage is here to stay.

Hitachi’s latest effort in the external drive space is clearly aimed at the market sector that’s suffered external hard drive failure previously. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website.

You can only connect the drive to a computer with a USB connection although we wish it had FireWire for Mac users ; however, the drive has a convenient nitachi cord that wraps and neatly hooks to itself underneath the chassis.

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