A-DATA has launched the industry’s first 1m 30 minute water and shock resistant HDDs aka SH93. If you’re actively involved in outdoor extreme sports or if you’re kind of like Bear Grylls but are worred about putting important data in a USB memory stick while you’re abseiling, the SH93 could suit your needs perfectly.


To be available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB, these external HDDs feature a molded rubber-plastic case and special cushion materials making them both waterproof and shock resistant. In terms of toughness, they also meet the military’s MIL-STD-810F standard for drop resistance.

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If you’re the type of person that likes to get in touch with the great outdoors when you take a vacation or make a weekend excursion, then you’ll likely need a camera that can keep up with you and not end up a pile of useless shards by the end of the trip. While most camera can resist a few bumps and drops, most can’t handle serious jostling or dives underwater without a host of potentially expensive repairs. There are a few simple point and shoots on the market for the amateur photographer that combine quality photography with the ability to take just about any kind of abuse you throw at them.

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