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Back Up Data with this Glorious Delorean HDD

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 46 comments

Tacky, novelty gadgets are something of a guilty pleasure for us, and tacky, novelty gadgets based on films from days gone by hold an even dearer, more secret place in our hearts. Our latest love is this Delorean HDD.

This is a 1:18 scale replica of the time machine that captured our hearts in the '80s. Bonus: it's also a fully functioning 500GB hard drive (I'll refrain from making any data back-up time travel jokes but you know you're thinking the same things I am).

The $250 that Flash Rods is asking for the device is a little steep, but the company claims four years of engineering went into making this stainless steel device a reality. When you're that dedicated to making a Delorean HDD happen, you can charge whatever you want.

Complete with moon discs, functional gull wing doors and a hood that opens, you'd be forgiven for forgetting to ask about the HDD inside. All we know is that it's a 500GB Seagate. Let's be honest though, you're not in this for the hard drive, are you?

Source: Everything USB via Giz

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    apache_lives , November 25, 2010 2:48 AM
    just dont transfer things at 88mbps...
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    jorged123 , November 25, 2010 4:06 AM
    1.21 gigaWatts!
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    ecmjr , November 25, 2010 3:05 AM
    That's cool, but I don't dig the red wheels...
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  • 11 Hide
    cobra420 , November 25, 2010 2:36 AM
    that thing is sweet . i want one just for bragging rights lol
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    apache_lives , November 25, 2010 2:48 AM
    just dont transfer things at 88mbps...
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    ecmjr , November 25, 2010 3:05 AM
    That's cool, but I don't dig the red wheels...
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    DM0407 , November 25, 2010 3:11 AM
    Will it give me Parkinson's?
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    alyoshka , November 25, 2010 3:28 AM
    Hmmmmmm Gigawatts for Gigabytes.....??
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    Kaiser_25 , November 25, 2010 3:51 AM
    these retro tech things are cool, BUT i think the cool will wear off pretty fast, when the size is like uber obsolete, hopefully they make so you can interchange hdds easily.
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    jorged123 , November 25, 2010 4:06 AM
    1.21 gigaWatts!
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    Trashit , November 25, 2010 4:13 AM
    Hmmm...."Delorean" and "reliability", two words that are not usually found in the same sentence lol. That said though its none the less cool and waaayyyy better looking than the apple time machine imo. (what is with the red/while wheels though?)
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    hunter315 , November 25, 2010 4:18 AM
    I hope you dont need to find some plutonium to power it whenever you want to run time machine on a mac hooked up to it.

    I couldnt resist.
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    ender21 , November 25, 2010 4:40 AM
    WTF? It's a replica from either BTTF 2 or 3, not 1. No sale!
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    lashabane , November 25, 2010 4:42 AM
    DM0407Will it give me Parkinson's?

    Oh, ouch. Too soon?
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    lifelesspoet , November 25, 2010 4:54 AM
    Even apple fanboys have to admit it, best time machine hard drive ever.
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    thechief73 , November 25, 2010 5:26 AM
    Holy mother of all that is sweet and awsome in this world, THAT ROCKS!!! I can say those films are and will be my favorite of all time, I tell you if I had some cash burning a hole in my pocket right now that thing would be mine. :D 

    White interior, I dont think that is correct. :(  I wonder why they went with the third movie design?
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    Lutfij , November 25, 2010 6:03 AM
    kinda geeky looking - but look at the attention to DETAIL!!!!
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    demonhorde665 , November 25, 2010 6:05 AM
    ender21WTF? It's a replica from either BTTF 2 or 3, not 1. No sale!



    actually more corectly it is a replica from BTTF 3 not "2 or 3" you can see the 1950's components straped on it's hood those were not added till the begining of part 3 when they had to redo some of the fried out circut boards (that were fried out at the end of part 2)
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    shizen , November 25, 2010 7:28 AM
    need 1 gigawatts of power..
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    lordcrazex , November 25, 2010 9:08 AM
    ......GREAT SCOTT!!
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    icepick314 , November 25, 2010 9:30 AM
    jorged1231.21 gigaWatts!


    that's "1.21 jiggabytes!"
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    SchizoFrog , November 25, 2010 9:33 AM
    Definitely the wrong model... Should have been the original or on pegs with horzontal wheels for flight as in II.
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