I would like to knwo where i can buy the best rugged harddrive

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When the harddrive fall down accidently,  it should be functioning.
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This sounds like you just need an SSD. However, you are not being very specific here. Below are some questions which could help me help you.

1. What capacity do you need (you can choose from 8GB - 1TB)?
2. Interface type (micro SATA, SATA, SATA II, PATA, Express Card, USB, Mini SATA or PATA PCIe)?
3. Form Factor (1", 1.8", 2.5", 3.5")?
4. Do you have a particular G rating for either vibration or shock resistance?

If you're not sure about a lot of the above then just tell me what you plan to use it in; IE: If this is simply for your notebook or for use as an external then you need a 2.5" and need to sort out capacity and interface type needs.
Sorry... sleep headed right now forgot to also ask:

5. Well this be a single drive or RAID setup?
6. Are the particular budget restraints?


1 500 GB
2. USB
3.don't know
4. don't know,  you should be able to drop it from 1 meter and a half
5. don't know
6. Under 1000 dollars
OK itbabe,

What you are looking for is a SSD in an external enclosure. Unfortunately, while SSDs in the capacity range of 500 - 512GB do exist, they do not however exist in your price range.

You can shop around and maybe find a better price if you look hard but the egg typically has great prices. This setup is going to give you the mobile ruggedness you're looking for with a TON of speed and very low power consumption. This enclosure will give you both USB and eSATA, it has a fan to keep the drive cool, and comes with a daughter card you can setup in your desktop computer if it does not already have an eSATA port.

HDD 500GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227474
HDD 250GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227473
Enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173043&cm_re=drive_enclosure-_-17-173-043-_-Product

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