Fireproof, Waterproof Hard Drive from Sentry and Maxtor

Sentry Hard Drive SafeSimple 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.

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