A patent submitted by Apple during 2003 has just been published, and it details a new technology aimed at making hard drives more robust and able to survive being dropped, even when in active use.
It allows the drive to detect the acceleration caused by gravity and then stop reading or writing to the hard drive.
However, it's not foolproof. It takes time for a device to notice the acceleration. Thus, the product has to be dropped from a certain height for the feature to kick in.
So JT, if you're about to drop yours, make sure you give it enough time. Or, whenever you are gonna drop it, just toss it as high as you can.
Follow the link here.
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