Who will emerge victorious from this epic battle?
Wanna find out? Keep reading on!
Forget all the other tests you’ve heard about. Now we’re truly putting our BIOSTAR G300 Series SSD to the test. What test you ask? Man VS SSD, the ultimate test of durability.
Today’s contender is the 120GB version of the G300 Series SSD. According to the official site, the SSD’s shell is made out of metal and is the hardest according to the hardness indicator. However, let’s still put that to the test, shall we?Our contender is received as the one shown above and the material is revealed to be the AL5052 aluminium alloy with a tensile strength of about 170 to 240MPa. This alloy supposedly has twice the tensile strength as compared to normal aluminium, and the addition of the magnesium alloy also adds on with corrosion resistance.
Our contender is received as the one shown above and the material is revealed to be the AL5052 aluminium alloy with a tensile strength of about 170 to 240MPa. This alloy supposedly has twice the tensile strength as compared to normal aluminium, and the addition of the magnesium alloy also adds on with corrosion resistance.
The test consists of 4 steps.
Firstly, we weigh each of the 4 men who will be taking on our contender of the day.
Starting from our first contender (pictured top left) at 50.6kg, our second contender (top right) at 63.8kg, our third contender (bottom left) at 79.9kg and last but not least, our fourth contender (bottom right) at 94.0kg.
Stepping with body weight
To ensure the fairness of the test, we moved the test area to a concrete ground.
Our first contender boldly goes up against the SSD.
WOW, amazingly there are no visible dents or scratches on the SSD and easily passes the 50kg test.
How about contender number 2?
Similar to the first, there are no visible dents or scratches on the SSD.
Now, what about the third?
Alright, we increased the weight by about 20kg and now the SSD is beginning to show some light scarring with visible light dents and scratches.
With our greatest “ultimate weapon”, our last contender steps up against the SSD.
No clear deformities were found despite the weight of the contender and only scratches and dents that resulted from the previous contender. Imagine our surprise at the results!
This is due to the shell of the SSD was made out of aluminium alloy with super high tensile strength that gives it that degree of strength and toughness to withstand such high pressure.
Just because something looks great on the outside doesn’t mean that the insides are safe too. To ensure that the shell really did protect the inside mechanisms, we ran a test after the step test to put to rest all doubts once and for all.
The result? All clear. Everything is working perfectly.
The end of the test!
NOPE! We wanted to see how much the SSD can withstand and so we continued with the test – with a twist. You say that the SSD is made out of aluminium alloy? Then we’ll smash it with another device made of aluminium. This time we’re using a device that we’re all familiar with – an Apple iPhone. Coincidentally we had a relatively unpleasant colleague who left his phone on the table… Isn’t this convenient? ;P
The arm pictured above belonged to our 4th contender weighing 94.0kg who is a little too enthusiastically smashing the iPhone 5S against the G300 SSD. Well since the phone isn’t his anyway… (But you gotta admit that revenge was sweet :P)
After that enthusiastic bout of smashing, the SSD and iPhone both sustained different levels of damages. The corner of the phone is visibly scarred and the paint has dropped, while the surface of the SSD is noticeably uneven from the smashing of the phone against the SSD.
And once again, we did the machine test to check the functionality of the SSD.
AND WE HAVE THE RESULTS.
IT. STILL. WORKS. WHAATTTTTTT?
At this point, we decided to stop the test since the G300 Series SSD has a REALLY hard shell and we probably have to remove the shell in order to damage the inner mechanisms of the SSD.
1. The BIOSTAR G300 shell is really strong enough to withstand the step test of up to 94 kg and there is still no visible deformation and no internal damage.
2. When smashing the SSD with the iPhone 5S, despite enthusiastic smashing by our heavyweight contender and continuous hitting, only the shell became deformed but the internal mechanisms were still in perfect working condition, whether in data storage or reading.
3. This test is conducted by professionals. If you would like to try this yourself, please do so with extreme caution. We are NOT responsible for any loss as a result of trying this experiment.
So we have to end this article now. The owner of the phone is visibly fuming mad after seeing what a “beautiful” state we left his phone in.
Till next time, PEACE OUT.