Why Turtle Cases?

With guidance from key tape and hardware manufacturers Turtle Cases, by Perm-A-Store, have been uniquely designed to protect your valuable data during transport and storage. Turtle Cases are built for business professionals who understand the value of their data and the precautions necessary to protect it.

Turtle cases qualified by FUJI in 1st Quarter, 2015

The quality assurance lab for FUJI FILM’s North American office has performed testing on Perm-A-Store’s new TeraTurtle design.  As one of the world's leading media manufacturers, Fuji is qualified to determine the critical level of performance required in a protective tape case. 

Three models of TeraTurtle (10 Capacity LTO, 20 Capacity LTO, 30 Capacity LTO) were tested in the following way:

  • Written with live data
  • Tested for errors
  • Dropped
  • Read for written data
  • Tested for errors

See reports below for testing details.

TeraTurtle10 Report      TeraTurtle 20 Report        TeraTurtle 30 Report
Key items to consider when purchasing media transport and storage containers:

  • Stakes are higher - Each cartridge or disk now holds significantly more data than in the past and consequently the cost to the business of losing the data is much higher. As an example, a 3480 cartridge holds 200 MB of data while a 3592 cartridge holds 300 GB 1,500 times more!
  • Requirements are tougher - The density of the data on all tape formats continues to increase dramatically and therefore damage to the same area, affecting the exact same amount of space on a tape, will result in much greater loss of data.
  • Data's enemies haven't changed:
    • Tape edge damage from shock/impact
    • Debris from foreign contaminants
    • Temperature and/or humidity extremes
  • Classic Turtle cases offer the following features to protect your data:
    • Double wall case which reduces G forces resulting from impact.
    • Molded dividers sized to the precise dimensions of each tape format cradle each cartridge and prevent shaking/rattling.
    • Trapped air space provides insulation from external temperature changes
    • Use of foam only with tape and disk formats where plastic cases are employed protects media from contact with debris generating agents inside the case
  • TeraTurtle cases offer additional features to protect your data:
    • Waterproof, Crushproof
    • Special TuffTane coated foam provides impact protection without introducing foam debris particles.
    • Individual slots hold each tape in a vertical position
  • TeraTurtle cases come with additional certifications.
  • Turtles Cases get the job done! - The extra protection provided by Turtle Cases is more important than ever.

Waterproof IPX&

Dustproof  IP6X

Impact  ATA 300 

Drop Test  ASTM D-4169 CC-18

Vibration  STM D-4169 DC-18

Rainfall  ASTM D-4169 DCc-18 

Immersion  MIL-STD-810F

Descriptions of Tests

ATA Specification 300 Category 1
Airline transport container suitable for a minimum of 100 airline trips
Impact Resistance Test; samples were exposed to impact using a bar weighing 13.2lbs with a hemispherical end of 3.2cm.
Bar was dropped with its longitudinal axis vertical on to each sample’s weakest point from a height of 0.5m. Samples were conditioned to a temperature of -20°C before impact exposure.

ASTM D-4169 DC-18
Level 1 Schedule A Handling (Manual)
Drop tests - a series of drops on each edge, corner and face of the case from a height of no less than 48cm(19”) and with loads of 6.8-31.8kg(15-70lbs) determined by case size.
Samples were conditioned at lab ambient conditions and then temperatures of -28°C and +60°C for a minimum of 3 hours at each condition.

ASTM D-4169 DC-18
Level 1, Schedule F loose load vibration
Vibration - The cases are tested using test method D-999 to determine the ability to withstand the repetitive shocks occurred during transportation of loose loads.

ASTM D-4169 DC-18
Level 1, Schedule H Environmental Hazard Rainfall
Simulated rainfall for 2hrs at a rate of 10cm/hr (4”). Samples were conditioned to -20 degrees C and +52 degrees C.

MIL-STD-810F
Method 512.4
Immersion - The case is submerged in a basin of water to a depth of 1 meter (3.28 ft) to the top most part of the case for 30 minutes. The case is heated to 10 degrees F higher than the temperature of the water.
IP 67 ingress protection
6- Total protection from dust
7- Protected against the effects of immersion between 15cm (5.9”) and 1m (39.37”)

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