If you have been using a series of rugged tech gadgets, then Apacer’s AC730 USB hard drive should make it to your list if you require a extremely rugged storage device, the AC730 passes the MIL-STD-810G standards and is able to sustain accidental drops of up to 1.2m, and the company claims that it can be run over by a military heavy armor vehicle and sustain up to 1500KG of pressure. On top of that, the AC730’s chassis is also IP68-certified water and dust resistant, which will stay intact if submerged in 1 meter depth of fresh water for 60 minutes.

For its shock proofing features, Apacer achieves this by adding a suspension structure built between the case and the core, which forms a buffer for external forces from any direction. In case of impacts during data accessing, this design can minimize the harm and effectively ensure extended life of the portable hard drive, while the tightly sealed enclosure will ensure no water and dust gets inside easily.

In terms of drive performance, the AC730 is no slouch as it uses the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, which offers data transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s, the hard drive is available in storage capacities of 1TB and 2TB, and it is currently available at most major IT retailers. For more information on the AC730, head on over to http://ap.apacer.com/products/AC730