When dealing with solid state drives, we hear the words "durable" and
"reliable" with an insane amount of frequency. Naturally, those two
words are two of the biggest selling points when it comes to convincing
someone that an SSD is what they should purchase over an HDD, and while
we all that speed is the real reason you opt for one, Kingston's latest
demonstration really does a great job at showing how accurate those
first two claims are (at least on Kingston units, anyway).
The video shows a quick baseball match being played, but instead of
using a ball and bat, the players use an SSD and bat. "Here comes the
pitch...the swing, and the crack of the bat sends it flying!" You can
almost smell the freshly cut grass and the commentator now, and while
we're aware that some company videos such as this are nothing more than
fluff, there's no doubt that Mr. Slugger crushed the drive. It was even
picked up from a puddle, and it was so deformed that it couldn't fit
within the drive cage of a test laptop. They utilized an external
connection cable in order to hook it up, and to our amazement, the
notebook booted right into Windows 7 without breaking a sweat.
We wouldn't recommend taking a bat to your SSD, but if it's a Kingston, you may be able to and get away with it.