Buffalo Technology MinStation Extreme Portable Hard Drive $139 (1 TB)
Hard drives are fragile things, and having one banging around in your backpack all day is a recipe for disaster. But, Buffalo Technology has reinforced their MiniStation extreme in a rugged case designed to give it MIL-SPEC shock protection.
In addition to its rugged exterior, it also has 256-bit AES hardware encryption, so if it gets lost, no one can get at the stuff inside. One of the best parts, though, is that the USB 3.0 connection cable is integrated right into the drive and stows away for transportation. No more lost cables.