Today we braved the roads away from the LVCC, past the strip malls and into a place called American Shooters where we saluted that American Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.
We don't have many guns in the United Kingdom. The only people who do are farmers, gangsters or the extravagant suicidal. Here in Nevada, they have lots of guns, and we managed to lay our hands on a Remington 12-gauge shotgun. And we were acting out the personal fantasies of every frustrated IT manager past, present or future - because we were shooting at hard drives.
ioSafe famously has a range of highly rugged hard drives, flood proof, fire proof, and apparently, shotgun proof. Last year they rolled over the Solo SSD with an enormous excavator and, yes, it survived. Today, the brand new ioSafe Rugged Portable took five in the face from the shotgun and it was still able to pull up all of our data.
The sales director tells us he knew Robb years ago and tried to get him on board to sell the first rugged hard drive - for $3,000 - and of course, that didnt work. But these things are going to be available soon for a fraction, the cheapest model will be about $150 and you'll get 250GB for that