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Eight best hard drives for the college student

Campus-ready hard drives that can survive student life

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A student's life can be tough. You’re on the move all the time, and wherever you are—class, lab, or library—you need quick access to your data. A portable hard drive with a USB connection would be a great solution, but most of them are too flimsy to survive the bike accidents, spilled beverages, and random mishaps that seem to come with college life. We've got a few solutions: Portable hard drives tough enough to survive school, plus a couple of extra-sturdy desktop drives that'll handle the slings and arrows of dorm life.


  • Transcend StoreJet 25M
  • Buffalo Ministation DataVault
  • LaCie Rugged Safe
  • Freecom ToughDrive Sport
  • Adata H93
  • Olixir Mobile DataVault
  • ioSafe Solo 500GB
  • SentrySafe Fire-Safe Hard Drive



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