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External Portable hard drives that you can drop ?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Storm, 21 May 2006.

  1. Storm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,039

    Hi All,

    An engineer in work wants me to find an external USB 2.0 hard drive thats small enough that its portable but also, being an engineer, he can clumsily accidentially drop it or bump it on occasion and it'll still work.

    I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations ? It wouldn't have to be a massive one, I wouldn't think any more than 40gb.

  2. Snow-Munki


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,054

    Location: At home

    hmm tricky one, all i can think of is getting say a 4gb usb pen ??

    as all hdd will have moving parts so being dropped = bad idea.
  3. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    HDDs can take a bit of a ding when not in use, but its still not recommended lol.

    If he doesn't need huge amounts of space he could go for a 4GB USB as already suggested. Samsung has also released a 30GB Flash HDD... all you would need to do is get a notebook to PC convertor and shove that in an enclosure... although there isnt always alot of room in HDD enclosures to be sticking cables in lol.

  4. kevin-h


    Joined: 30 Aug 2005

    Posts: 6

    LaCie now do a ruggedized 2 1/2" external hard drive with USB 2.0.
    I think maximum capacity +/- 100Gb.

    Look on their website!

    Hope this helps
  5. Storm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,039

    That looks the bomb!! :) Cheers for that.
  6. jimblowscash

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,174

    Location: london

    rugged drive

    These are great, I have one and can confirm they do bounce!
  7. squiffy


    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155

    Buy a 4GB USB flash pendrive.