From now on Dell will give customers of the Latitude D610 notebook and the Dell Precision M20 mobile workstation the option to purchase shock-resistant 30GB hard drive. The company added this option to respond to customer input.
Priced at $129, the specialized hard drive is constructed with special dampening material inside the drive enclosure that can help provide up to a 145 percent increase in shock protection. This additional shock resistance supplements the protective capabilities provided by Dell's Strike Zone technology. Strike Zone is a standard feature on most Dell mobile platforms that helps protect hard drives from everyday bumps and bounces. Customers who value a hard drive capable of withstanding more rigorous handling include the military, emergency services, government, law enforcement, energy exploration and education.
Dell adheres to stringent quality and reliability levels, putting new notebook models through more than 10,000 hours of testing during product development. Systems are designed to survive a variety of bumps, drops and shakes, temperature extremes and even some liquid spills on the keyboard.