Adata unveils SH14 rugged USB 3.0 external HDD

Adata has unveiled a new portable HDD that uses the fast USB 3.0 interface to allow for much faster data speeds when storing data to the drive. The external storage device is called the SH14 and it comes in black or red colors. It will work with USB 2.0 ports as well and needs no power adapter to operate. The drive certainly looks different from the rugged external storage device I have seen.

It looks like a smaller HDD crammed inside an external rectangular case for extra protection. Adata reports that the HDD has military grade water and shock resistance. That means that spills and drops won't kill the HDD and lose the data you have stored on the drive. The drive is IPX4 rated for water resistance. Adata offers the storage device in several capacities to suit different needs.

The capacities include 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB. The SH14 ships with some interesting software installed. The drive has OStoGO tool that will convert the Windows 7 DVD to a digital format so the user can install Windows on a computer and boot from the USB HDD. The SH14 also comes with a 60-day trial of Norton Internet Security. Pricing is unknown but the HDDs are available.