IoSafe’s Drives: The Torture Tests Continue

IoSafe, which makes disaster-proofed storage devices, may not have the biggest booth at CES -- or, come to think of it, any booth at all -- but it consistently comes up with unique, memorable demos of its products. Last year it set fire to a drive, drowned it, then drove over it with a steamshovel. This year, it took one of its new Rugged Portable drives -- available with both aluminum and titanium cases -- and dunked it in a fish tank, squeezed it a vice, and then turned it into a shooting-range target. And after a few minutes' work with a screwdriver -- the external USB connector had been damaged -- all the data on the SSD inside was proven to be safe and sound.

I'm not sure what the company has planned for CES 2012, but I wonder if it would be okay to drop a drive from the top of the Stratosphere?

Photos after the jump (that's IoSafe founder Robb Moore doing most of the damage, and me turning the screw on the vice).

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