Last year we blasted an ioSafe hard drive with a shotgun, this year, we were in for a shock! Literally!
ioSafe have a new Thunderbolt drive coming out in a few months time.
To show that it is capable of surviving electric shocks they decide to go all out and blast it with a million volts from a Tesla coil – yes, you read that correctly, a Tesla coil.
We all had to stand in a Faraday Cage while this took place.
As usual, ioSafe took a drive, created a file on the drive with text from various participants at the event, and then past it over to Dr MegaVolt.
Dr MegaVolt was going to be standing with the Tesla Coil holding the drive, so he had a special suit to wear.
Here is the video of the Tesla coil in action. Unfortunately the recording cut out just as the hard drive was hit, but I am happy to say that the drive survived and worked perfectly afterwards.
We will be reviewing the drive later in the year. I can’t wait to see what ioSafe do next year!