Shockproof portable hard drives

(via Design Technica via TechEBlog)

I’ve been looking for a good, reliable, sturdy, affordable portable storage device for my wife to carry around.  She has some USB memory sticks, bexternal_shock.jpgut more storage is always good, right?  I think Plextor is looking like a worthy contender for a storage provider in this realm.  Check out these shock-proof external hard drives.  Available in 80 and 120 Gig for $169 and $260 respectively.  I’m seriously considering picking up one of the larger capacity drives at that price.

The external PX-SP hard drives, said Plextor, make use of a specially designed silicon jacket bumper that reportedly helps keep the drive from crashing if it is dropped. The storage device, which measures 3.3” x 0.7” x 5.5” and weighs less than eight ounces, supports USB 2.0 for a maximum data transfer rate of 480Mbps. The PX-SP comes bundled with a USB cable, the silicon jacket and a quick start guide.

[tags]External storage, Shook-proof drives[/tags]