Apacer, one of the leading brands in memory and storage solutions, has revealed its latest lineup of portable storage products in Taipei during Computex 2017. The company showcased three military-grade USB 3.1 Gen 1 portable hard drives (AC630, AC631 and AC632) – where the former two feature built-in rubber frames for shockproof protection, and IP55 certification for dustproof and waterproof operation.
The AC632, on the other hand, features anti-vibration resistance to reduce the likelihood of data loss and hard drive failure. All three drives passed the U.S. military drop test (MIL-STD-810G 516.6), making them resistant to falls of 1.22m high.For additional shock absorption, there’s the AC531 USB 3.1 Gen 1 hard drive, where all corners are rounded and the USB port can be covered with a rubber flap to reduce dust exposure.
The drive is also designed to survive a 1m fall, while the rear rubber strip can be used as stowage for the included USB cable. If you’re not a fan of the rubberized look, the all-black AC532 will be more to your liking. Apacer’s answer to ultimate protection, however, arrives in the form of the AC730 portable hard drive.
This juggernaut of a USB 3.1 Gen 1 drive is built to withstand just about anything you can throw at it. Encased in finely cast aluminum alloy, the AC730 is compliant with Mil-Spec drop test (up to 1.2m in height) and IP68 standard, along with pressure resistance of up to 1,500kg. It’s so crushproof that you can literally run a car tire over the drive, and it’ll survive to hold your data for another day.
Last but not least, there’s the ASMini – a pocket-sized SSD that is small and lightweight, but holds 240GB of data while being no bigger than a business card. Connectivity-wise, the ASMini incorporates a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, which allows for read and write speeds of 450MB/s and 400MB/s, respectively.