Hard disk is waterproof, ruggedized

The "HDMC-U series" mobile external HDD lineup, boasts high resistance against water and shock. With a waterproof rubber material wrapped around the HDD inside the outer body, water is prevented from penetrating into the HDD up until a depth of 1 m. If the HDD gets dirt on it, it is possible to gently rinse it off with pure water. The HDD is also shock-resistant against a fall from height of around a pocket on the chest. The company said it confirmed the HDD's normal performance after a total of 26 times of proving tests, in which the HDD in off mode was dropped from a height of 122 cm against each surface, line and corner (6 surfaces + 12 lines + 8 corners).

Source: techon.nikkeibp.co.jpAdded: 21 February 2007