I remember my first portable hard drive. I purchased it nearly a decade ago, and was astonished at the HUGE 120GB of storage it came with – at the time it was one of the largest portable drives in existence. Sadly, I also remember its fate: I dropped it. I picked it up, and it died in my arms. What a waste of technology.
We really like you guys, and I never want you to have to go through the pain, grieving, loss, and years of therapy I had to go through for cutting short the life of a young drive that was still in its prime. That’s why we’ve teamed up with ioSafe to give away what might be the most durable and difficult-to-kill portable hard drives ever made: The ioSafe Rugged!
The ioSafe Rugged is no ordinary USB drive. It is built to handle extreme abuse, whether it be impact, submersion in water, extreme temperatures, or even theft! If Rambo were into hard drives and such, this would be his drive. It can even withstand a bullet! Here’s what ioSafe has to say about it:
The ultimate portable hard drive backed by the ultimate warranty
Data has become increasingly mobile, but with that increased mobility comes increased risk. Delicate portable storage devices can easily be dropped during travel, stolen or exposed to adverse environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures, sand or moisture — all factors which can lead to data loss. The ioSafe Rugged Portable addresses each of these problems.
It’s tough enough to be used in arctic or desert environments, is shock and crush resistant, has anti-theft features and is backed by ioSafe’s unique Data Recovery Service and No-Hassle Warranty.
And here are some of the highlights of just how well it protects your data:
|Crush protection up to 5,000 lbs.|
|Drop protection up to 20′|
|Immersion protection up to 30′ for 3 days|
|USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, FireWire 800|
|Data Recovery Service up to $5,000|
|World’s best warranty|
|Works with Macs and PCs|
In other words, it’s a beast. And if it dies any time within the warrantee period (1 year standard warranty – extendable up to 5 years), they will repair or replace your drive, no questions asked.
Congrats to Sara A. (@DIYSara)! She’ll be getting a brand new ioSafe Rugged! As for the rest of you: We’ve got plenty of great giveaways planned for the near future! Stay tuned!
How to Enter
So, enough of my raving about just how beastly this drive is – you probably want to know how you can win one of your very own! It’s easy – to enter, just tweet the following from your Twitter account:
Win an @ioSafe Rugged from MacTrast – the portable hard drive the can survive a bullet! http://mctr.st/RIPyf9 #MTSafe
The contest is open immediately, and entries will be accepted until Wednesday, December 12th. We’ll draw a winner on the morning of Thursday, December 13th. The winner will receive one 500GB ioSafe Rugged portable hard drive. Entry is NOT subject to location – we’ll ship your prize anywhere in the world! Maybe even the moon!