Simple backing up your data isn’t enough if your home catches fire or is flooded. Sentry teamed up with Maxtor to develop a hard drive that’s fireproof and waterproof. Sentry’s also selling a safe that has a USB cable that runs through the door so you can connect your USB drives and keep them connected to your PC.
This brings data protection to a whole new level. The waterproof hard drive can be completely submerged in water and can withstand 1550-degree heat for up to 30 minutes. Sentry will help you recover your data in case your home is flooded or burns to the ground. They’ll even send you a new unit if it’s damaged.
$339 is a lot to pay for a 160GB drive, but it’s the most durable external drive I’ve ever seen. If you are serious about protecting your data from physical damage it’s a small price to pay.
I keep a 500GB Seagate Free Agent Pro with a backup of all of my photos and critical documents in a Sentry safe already, but these are going on my wish list.