If you need to move hundreds of terabytes of data between data centers of enterprises, then you probably already know that science has not come up with anything better than to copy them to hard drives, load them into the trunk of the car and take them along winding paths directly to the destination. This method is very developed in the United States, where the fastest infrastructure and huge amounts of data: video, big Data, databases, etc.-other. Data transmission over the Internet can take years and decades with a full load of channels, and the carrier will deliver your data anywhere in the world in a few days. Amazon in the US even has a special ATV Snowmobile truck for this purpose, small companies that work with sensitive data hide hard drives in books and send them by courier or mail.
Fortunately, Orico has recently started supplying special suitcases and cases for storage and transportation of hard drives, and today we will consider these solutions.
Let’s start with the largest suitcase for 20 3.5-inch hard drives, Orico PSK-L 20, with which you can say: “I take 240 TB with one left!”. Outwardly, it seemed to come off the screen of films: huge, with external ribs, with thick walls and massive latches, securely fixing the lid. Its highlight - full water resistance, so if you have to cross the swamp swim - your data will not get wet.
There are no built-in locks here, because few people will release 20 hard drives out of sight or send data by “Business Lines”, but most likely for this purpose will attract their own drivers with security or collectors. For delivery of a case under the list, there are “ears” for sealing both usual markers, and a thread which is wound on a special coil under the handle and blocks opening of latches. If the attacker decides to imperceptibly copy the data from the hard drives, pulling the pins out of the loops Orico PSC-L20, and opening the case from the back side, then it is waiting for a bummer: the cover sits on the body “in the groove”, so that without opening the latch, you will not remove it and move. For scanners at airports ABS-plastic housing is transparent, so that the contents to the inspection you do not have to.
The interior, at first glance, looks primitive - no pockets for accompanying documents, no place for stickers with numbers or signatures of hard drives, or even a place for a service gun or a spare clip… The real smuggler will be bored, and hard drives - nice, because each compartment for HDD consists of several layers:
The top (about 2 cm thick) is the toughest of polyurethane foam, it keeps the HDD from oscillating up and down, and the hard drive has to be inserted and pulled out of the case with effort. The bottom layer is soft, without memory effect, it extinguishes mechanical shocks and does not allow hard drives to touch each other. At the bottom of the same soft foam material, but the sensations of his thickness only about 7 mm.
The cover is glued inside with foam in the form of fractals, which further prevent vertical movement of the HDD. In normal use, the discs do not touch the plastic of the case, so they do not need anti-static bags.
The usual 3.5-inch hard drive is placed in a compartment about 2/3 of its length, and if you use some exotic hard drives with adapters for SAS/SATA or FC, then Unscrew the latter and carry separately: there is no space for sled, or for any additional interface cards.
It should be borne in mind that the Orico PSC-L20 can not stand upright like a normal suitcase: filled with hardy, it immediately outweighs and occupies a horizontal position. I think that this is done specifically to exclude the situation when one smart guy will put 240 TB of data vertically, and the second will touch the case with his foot.
In General, this suitcase I have only one claim - it is not designed for 2.5-inch drives, and this lack is deprived of the following aluminum 5-disk chest.