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Apacer showcases portable HDDs and SSDs during Computex 2017

By Michael Low & Lionell Go Macahilig - on 6 Jun 2017, 2:12pm

Apacer showcases portable HDDs and SSDs during Computex 2017

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During Computex 2017, Apacer presented its latest lineup of portable storage products at its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. The tour began with 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.

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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.

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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 crush-proof that you can literally run a car tire over the drive and it'll survive to hold your data for another day.

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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 450MBps and 400MBps, respectively.