Wednesday, May 27

Hudzee - Hard Drive storage


I just found out about a new hard drive storage case which is actually pretty neat. Most technology enthusiasts and computer professionals have at least a few hard drives just sitting around, full of old data which we're not quite willing to discard just yet. Or maybe it's a new drive you just picked up cheap at a swap meet or rummage sale.

Sure, you can put these bare drives into anti-static bags, but that can get clumsy. It's hard to store a bunch of bagged drives, and it's even harder to figure out what's on each one.

The Hudzee helps you safely store and organize your drives. It's a plastic case with a bit of padding on the inside to keep the drive's delicate components from getting scuffed or scratched. For anyone who regularly deals with hard drives—whether it's storing spares in case of failure, archiving old data, or for transporting large amounts of data via "sneakernet"—these cases are very cool.

I recently ordered a few, and I'm really impressed with how well the drive mechanisms are protected. They're cushioned, but still given plenty of room inside the case to breathe. There's also a window on the outside of the case for labeling, so you can remind yourself of the drive's contents or purpose when it's sitting on the shelf.

I definitely recommend the Hudzee drive case. It's an easy way to keep your data protected, secure, and easy to organize.

$8 each ($65 for 10).

HUDZEE - Keep Your Internal Drives Under Control
(via The Adventures of Systems Boy!)

8 comments:

Matt said...

That seems expensive for what looks a lot like an old VCR tape case

augmentedfourth said...

It's much thicker & sturdier than a VHS case, with a very secure clasp. Definitely much higher quality than it might seem from a small .jpg.

I agree that it seems a bit expensive at first, but it's worth it (especially at the 10-pack price). If you've got one of those SATA hard drive docks, this sort of storage is indispensable.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good product but I only 2 or 3 and they wanted $15 for shipping. Are they sold by anyone else besides the mfg.?

augmentedfourth said...

Sorry, I haven't seen them anywhere else. I realize that these are probably only worth it in bulk for now, but it's a fantastic idea that I hope will catch on (and, subsequently, become cheaper).

amcnabb said...

I just added a product request for Hudzee at Newegg:

http://secure.newegg.ca/FeedBack/ShallWeCarry.aspx

I'm selfishly hoping that if the volume goes up, the price will go down. The Hudzee really does seem nicer than the DriveBox.

augmentedfourth said...

Good idea! I've requested them at newegg.com as well.

Anonymous said...

You can buy these cases individually or in a 3-pack at thinkgeek.com

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/bags/c64d/

You will probably save on the shipping, and you might also find some other things you just gotta have ;-)

augmentedfourth said...

Awesome! Glad to see they got some better distribution. These cases are great.

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