March 26th, 2010

hat, tophat, Evan, 2019

AaaahhhHHH! GEEK OUT!!

Life's busy/good, but what I really want to talk about my latest purchase:

Yes, it's a 1.5 TB External Hard Drive. And it's Waterproof. And FIREPROOF!* LOOK AT IT!!

While my prior EHD was about the size of a Terry Pratchett hardcover, Mr. 1.5TB is the size of a large toaster, and ten times as heavy. And the best thing: The lights on the front glow an awesome blue when it's powered up (I photoshopped the effect in this picture, but it doesn't really do it justice). So now Mr. 80 GB drive will become off-site storage, and I'll have the comfort of knowing that in the event of fire or flood, my data should be recoverable. I'll sleep better for that.

* To 1,550° F for 30 minutes, per ASTM E119 fire testing protocol. Waterproof to 10' in fresh or salt water for 72 hours.
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