October 11, 2002
From a spam this morning: "The USB007 is . . . Impervious to magnetic fields, moisture resistant and able to withstand up to 1000 Gs of shock. . . " Now if I'm not mistaken, the gravity on Jupiter is 2.5 Gs, and on the Sun (if anything can be said to be on the Sun) it's 28 Gs. What event could possibly produce 1000 Gs?
Posted by dbrown at October 11, 2002 09:43 AM
You are mixing apples and oranges...
At rest, your point is valid. However, whenever any object is accelerated by simply droping it from some verticle distance at some gravitational pull and that object comes to rest on some non-absorbing surface like concrete, the shock factor can be tremendous and is given in G's of force.
I have tried a USB007 solid state drive and it is without doubt the best product I have used in many years.
Conclusion: Your not mistaken...only short-sighted! Put a baseball on your forehead at Earth's one G of force. Now let a major league pitcher throw that same ball at 100mph at your head and whalah, we go from 1G to ouch!!!