It unrolls out to reveal a USB 2. Understandably that was an unavoidable consequence of the SH93’s ruggedness. Hitachi drove over a vertically placed drive with a 1 tonne Chevy Cab truck, and humorously noted that “Luckily, there was no damage to the truck”. The Iomega eGo Camo and Transcend’s StoreJet 25 Mobile both offer drives with a protective exterior designed to handle drops and physical abuse, but the GB SimpleTough is truly the toughest of them all with a drop-resistance of up to 10 feet. We weren’t thrilled with its rather bulky design either, at least when compared to a typical 2.

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Hitachi SimpleTough Rugged Portable Hard Drive Review

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Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. After abusing it for a few days the SH93 lived up to all our expectations with flying colors, surviving multiple drops onto a hard surface from up to 4 feet high, and being submerged into the kitchen sink for half an hour with no damage to the drive’s contents whatsoever.

It’s “ready for the great outdoors,” the company says, and offers a “never-lose” foldaway USB cable, ergonomic profile, and a topside LED for power status. A caterpillar-style tank tread runs the length of the base of this larger than average external drive, but it’s not just for show. Combined with a conveniently integrated USB cable and a comprehensive three-year warranty, the Hitachi SimpleTough is the ideal carry-along for the traveler who needs more space and an ultradurable design.

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If you plan to knock your hard drive about during travel, this would be a good choice.

Though we only dropped the Hitachi from various distances around the office, a Hitachi representative told us about his endurance test where he placed a SimpleTough on a concrete road and ran over it with a Chevy cab truck. This small and speedy portable drive will come in handy for anyone hiachi needs to carry Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Already have an account?

The cord is also wrapped in a hard plastic that, we assume, will last just as long as the body. The mobile world might finally hutachi exciting again in The specifications for shock proofing are a little more interesting to read. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.

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Featured Articles from Our Blog. While most external simpletouggh ship in seemingly solid cases, that rigidity is usually only skin deep. Would you buy this? Tech Industry It’s been five crazy years.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. If you need to transfer files greater than 4GB in size, Hitachi provides instructions on formatting the hard drive to suit either operating system.

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The Iomega eGo Camo and Transcend’s StoreJet 25 Mobile both offer drives with a protective exterior designed to handle drops and physical abuse, but the GB SimpleTough is truly the toughest of them all with a drop-resistance of up to 10 feet. We are confident, or at least hopeful, these are not scenarios you’ll be faced with.

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The SimpleTough isn’t a speed demon, but it’s not a slouch either. That said, carrying a hard-wearing portable hard drive like the Hitachi SimpleTough will ensure that if things get a little rough, you hitavhi not have to go though the inconvenience of data loss.

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