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Data Storage Hardware Idle

Victorinox Makes 1TB Swiss Army Knife 143

Posted by samzenpus
from the MacGyver-approved dept.
judgecorp writes "The Swiss Army knife has been available with storage for some time — now there is a 1 terabyte version. It comes with two bodies, so the storage can be swapped out into a flight-safe version with no knife or scissors. The company left the price off its release, but sources suggest it is $3000."
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Victorinox Makes 1TB Swiss Army Knife

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  • Why? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by slimjim8094 (941042) <slashdot3@@@justconnected...net> on Wednesday January 11, 2012 @05:41PM (#38668576)

    I like cool toys as much as the next nerd, but I can't come up with anyone who needs this kind of storage but can't carry around a small external HDD. Do they exist, or is this a "because we can" thing?

  • Re:Why? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 11, 2012 @05:44PM (#38668608)

    Easier to conceal, especially for international travel where an external disc drive is more likely to be searched/cloned/confiscated.

  • Re:Why? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 11, 2012 @06:11PM (#38668816)

    The problem with easy-to-conceal storage devices is if someone happens to find them anyway. Then, based on the fact that you were trying to conceal it, you get detained (or worse), your data confiscated, and your very own permanent Homeland Security file. The more effort you make to conceal it, the more suspicion you receive if it fails. You'd almost be better off carrying an unencrypted external USB hard drive labeled in Sharpie "porn and other private stuff".

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