That’s right. We crush tested a 1.12 ounce IronKey™ Workspace W500 USB drive against a 1985 Ford F150 truck weighing 4,600 pounds. Odds are on the truck with its equivalent of 73,600 oz. to the IronKey Windows To Go device at 1.12 oz. Right? Not if it’s an IronKey. Not only are IronKey drives the world’s most secure USB devices; they are also the most durable, ruggedized drives in the industry. And we set out to prove it again at a press event at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Silicon Valley.
To demonstrate IronKey’s ruggedness to editors, Leon Brown drove his Ford 150 truck over theW500 device. The result? The IronKey device weighing a mere 1.12 oz., stood up to the crush test with only a few light surface scratches and booted a full Windows 10 desktop without any problems, just seconds after the test. Now, imagine if your laptop was run over by a truck. It would be broken, crumpled and all data would be destroyed. It would also mean anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 would go down the drain.
The event showcased the enterprise feature of Windows To Go working with Microsoft Windows 10. IronKey, Microsoft enthusiasts and key editors joined to discuss mobile workspace trends and Windows To Go as a secure way to solve BYOD, remote endpoint security, contractor enablement and more. After the editors booted up their own IronKey workspace devices, Leon and Chris Louie conducted a hands-on lab to demonstrate how to provision and manage IronKey workspace drives.
And believe it or not, this wasn’t the most extreme test we’ve conducted. Previous IronKey Special Ops tests have included our devices being run over by a tank, being put through the washing machine and more. To see IronKey stand up to the Ford F150, watch a one minute video of the event here: http://bit.ly/1PUws1k