SentrySafe Fireproof Waterproof USB HDD Housings Save Your Data (Not You) From Armageddon

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SentrySafe has made safes for 70 years, but now they've teamed with Seagate/Maxtor to make hard-drive housings that withstand up to 1550degrees Fahrenheit for a half hour, and "full" 24-hour water submersion. Some like the Fire-Safe/Waterproof 80GB and 160GB ($320) drives are freestanding units that house 2.5" bus-powered drives in impervious containers. The other alternative is a full-blown $520 safe that has a USB pass-through for your bus-powered drive. A third option is a smaller filing box, the Data Storage Safe, which lets you keep DVDs and other small documents along with a small USB drive. [SentrySafe]

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Illustration for article titled SentrySafe Fireproof Waterproof USB HDD Housings Save Your Data (Not You) From Armageddon
Illustration for article titled SentrySafe Fireproof Waterproof USB HDD Housings Save Your Data (Not You) From Armageddon
Illustration for article titled SentrySafe Fireproof Waterproof USB HDD Housings Save Your Data (Not You) From Armageddon
Illustration for article titled SentrySafe Fireproof Waterproof USB HDD Housings Save Your Data (Not You) From Armageddon

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nickbentley-old1
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For a safe this size, the best place to put it is in the kitchen in some cabinets that are hard to get to. Nobody steals pots and pans, and the ones this size have lock down bolts you can screw down into the framing or subfloor from within the safe to make it a nightmare to even get out, let alone carry away. Burglars are out for a quick buck, they don't have tools to remove something like this quickly and get out.

Screw it down and dip each 3"-4" screw into a tube of construction adhesive before driving them home into the subfloor or framing. Location is key, you won't be going to it every day so put it in the kitchen or a second bathroom cabinet you never use anyway. Think a burglar is going to check your half bath to steal the plunger in the cabinet under the sink? If you really want to play mind games and can afford it, buy a cheap safe and put that in the master bathroom with a note of your choice inside for the thief...