I hope any of you haven't experienced an awful situation with your notebook, when you found all of a sudden, you're hard drive stopped working, and all of your important data might got lost, for good. HDD potential failures can happen even more when you're transporting your computer when it's up and running. For instance, you're having a presentation and it's your turn to show it, you'll bring your computer forward. Rough handlings, bumps, and even drops will bring the risk of HDD failure, up significantly.
And from my point of view, you need to know what you were paying for, when starting the investment in HP Mobile Workstation.
HP 3D DriveGuard mitigates the risk of a hard drive failure within your HP Mobile Workstation by protecting against everyday wear and tear. With HP 3D DriveGuard, your critical information is not only better protected, but is more easily protected, whenever you're on the move.
So, in order to have a protected, secure and safe data from loss possibility, you need to have an essential protection layer which is backing up your HDD regularly. In the next level HDD protection, HP has done in placing another transparent layer in protecting the HDD inside your HP Mobile Workstation, by implementing an HP Innovation: HP 3D DriveGuard. Feel secure and safe, with your data on the go.
Update: Feb 11, 2013
Here's a screen shot of my HP Mobile Workstation Elitebook 8530w (Yes, it's an old model. But it's sufficient to accompany me along with my 8760w and Envy 14 Spectre for my daily work), protected with HP 3D DriveGuard. It's using a 750GB SATA II SSD Hybrid Drive (Seagate Momentus XT 2nd Gen).
22/7/2017 12:25:49 am
Is there any way to display the accelerometer output so we can verify that 3D driveguard can really be functioning?
4/8/2017 05:03:27 am
I'm afraid I don't have any accelerometer to conduct the tests. However, I personally had seen numerous drop tests video when each model of Zbooks were tested in HP lab. From my end that visually confirmed the 3d guard were functioning as all Zbooks were successfully powered up without failure after those tests. However, since HP is now endorsing Z Turbo Drive as the main storage for Zbook, it becomes more secure for the data should the Zbook is accidentally bumped or dropped. My Zbook 14 have already been running for years with Z Turbo Drive and no failure what so ever. Even my very old HP 8510w and its stock HDD is still running. One of my staff is using it now.
14/5/2022 07:23:37 am
The HP 3D Guard was initially developed to protect mechanical drive inside all HP mobile workstation from any failures of accidental bumps while operating. However, parking the drive's head seemed to get popular in the period after. And some storage manufacturers were also applying similar tech to some of their products, as built in features.
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Bimo Adi Prakoso, founder of Sentra Grafika Kompumedia, is an engineering-animation-broadcast industry professional and workstation evangelist. He's been in the Workstation industry since 1996, the era of SGI.