In the name of science, or in actual fact solely for our own amusement, we've paired up two unlikely suspects in the world of external hard drives. IOSafe's latest effort, which is a mammoth beast and claims to be indestructible, and Freecom's Hard Drive XS, which claims to be one of the world's smallest USB 3.0 drives.

We wanted to take them out and put them in fun and kooky situations, since they are an unlikely pair and thus excellent candidates for a sitcom pilot. However, the IOSafe is just too bloody fat and heavy to carry around so we had to leave him at home and just take the Hard Drive XS to the park to go on the swings instead.

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Here is a photo of the IOSafe on the left, the XS on the right and a quaint British 50 pence piece for comparison, and lens flare.