For a digital life made life-proof


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Extra protection for people who are more demanding on their hard drives, the Rugged PortableDrive is the ultimate in mobile data protection.

You can be assured your mobile data life is safe and secure inside its ruggedly handsome water-resistant rubberised body.

3m drop? No problem!

Built to last, the Rugged Portable Drive takes the drops and knocks of life in its stride. In fact, it will withstand a fall of up to 3m.

Water resistant

Spills and splashes are no longer a threat to your precious data – your drive might get wet but your digital files won’t suffer any loss or damage.

Integral USB cable

Forgot to pack your cables? There’s a strong, handy cable already attached, so you don’t have to give it another thought.

Rugged under pressure

It's so tough that it is able to survive being run over by one-ton commercial class truck.

Designer protection

Ergonomically shaped, the Rugged Portable Drive is finished with a smooth rubberised body for secure handling and resistance to whatever life throws at it.

Plug & play

Conveniently USB-powered, the Rugged Portable Drive connects to both PC and Mac computers for instant backup and transfer of your precious data files on the go.

Automatic back-ups

Never forget to back up your precious files ever again. Easy-to-use Hitachi Backup software comes pre-loaded and ready to go.

Three-year warranty & support

Peace of mind comes built in with a full three-year warranty and free technical support.
* Warranty period may vary based on regulations of the country where this product is purchased. Subject to certain terms and conditions.
Available in
320 / 500 GB
USB 2.0
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Splash Proof Drop Proof Truck Proof USB 2.0 Connection

Product Reviews

  • CNET
    "The Hitachi SimpleTough is by far the most indestructible external hard drive we've tested… we have no issue recommending this external hard drive to shoppers looking for space and security."
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  • Craziest Gadgets
    "The drive does what it should and would be ideal for traveling or just throwing it into your bag without having to worry much about damaging it."
  • Techspot
    "We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a large portable storage device that can take more than just a hit."
  • 01net
    "This hard drives costs 10 euros more than the competition but it is worth it if you are looking for a model that is not scared of being manhandled while you’re out on location."

Product Specifications

One integral external “A” 4-pin (high- speed USB 2.0/1.1) attached cable
Up to 480 Mbit/sec data transfer rate
Form Factor:
2.5-inch Portable External Hard Disk Drive
267g (0.59 lbs)
104mm (W) x 148mm (L) x 32mm (H)
System Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Mac OS X, 10.3 or later
3-Year Warranty*
Integral USB 2.0 cable
Preloaded Hitachi Backup Software
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