10 Best Rugged External Hard Drives 2022

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LaCie Rugged USB-C 5TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – ⭐ Best Overall Rugged External Hard Drive

STFR5000800 by LaCie

  • Release date: 06/01/2018
  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Dimensions: 1 x 3.4 x 5.3 inches
  • Warranty: 2 Years Limited
LaCie Rugged USB-C 5TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD
  • Quickly and easily connect to the latest Windows and Mac computers with Rugged’s reversible USB-C cable, or legacy computers using the included USB 3.0 adapter
  • Enjoy fast USB-C 130MB/s file transfers, backups, and image browsing
  • Confidently tackle any terrain with drop, crush, and rain resistance
  • Take advantage of a complimentary one-month membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan for access to awesome photo and video editing apps
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with an included two-year limited warranty protection plan and Rescue Data Recovery services

LaCie (LAC9000633) Rugged Mini 4TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD

LAC9000633 by LaCie

  • Release date: 03/03/2016
  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.4 x 0.8 x 5.3 inches
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited
LaCie (LAC9000633) Rugged Mini 4TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD
  • Travel with a massive capacity of up to 4TB in an ultra compact portable external hard drive LaCie Rugged Mini
  • For those who have a need for speed, seamlessly connect to USB 3.0 computers and transfer content fast with speeds of up to 130MB/s
  • Trek confidently with an external hard drive that offers all terrain durability of drop, crush, and water resistance
  • Take advantage of a complimentary 1 month membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan for access to awesome photo and video editing apps
  • Enjoy long term peace of mind with the included 2 year limited warranty

SP Silicon Power 2TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor

SP020TBPHDA60S3KEU by SP Silicon Power

  • Release date: 07/27/2018
  • Color: Black-Green
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 3.4 inches
  • Warranty: 3-year Warranty
SP Silicon Power 2TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor
  • PS4 / XBOX COMPATIBLE: Ideal for gaming enthusiasts Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim (PS4 System Software version 4.50 or higher)
  • ALL-ROUND DATA PROTECTION: Military-grade shockproof and IPX4 water-resistant protection,
  • NO MORE MISSING CABLES: Cable-carry design for easy cable storage, Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS 10.5.x, Linux 2.6.x,
  • For Windows User: The A60 is pre-formatted as NTFS, so you could use it directly on Windows .
  • [For Mac Users] Reformatting will be required for Mac operating systems]

Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A30 – 💲 Best Budget Rugged External Hard Drive

SP010TBPHDA30S3K by SP Silicon Power

  • Release date: 11/01/2017
  • Color: Black-Orange
  • Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 3.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Warranty: 3 years manufacture warranty
Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor A30
  • Military-grade shockproof.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Cable storage design for simple cable carrying.
  • [For Windows User] The A30 is pre-formatted as NTFS, so you could use it directly on Windows. [For Mac Users] Reformatting will be required for Mac operating systems
  • 3 year manufacturer warranty.

ADATA HD710 Pro 4TB USB 3.1 IP68 Waterproof/Shockproof/Dustproof Ruggedized External

AHD710P-4TU31-CBK by ADATA

  • Release date: 10/17/2018
  • Color: Black Pro
  • Weight: 0.86 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 1 x 5.2 inches
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty
ADATA HD710 Pro 4TB USB 3.1 IP68 Waterproof/Shockproof/Dustproof Ruggedized External
  • USB 3.1 Interface that works with PC, Mac, Linux
  • IP68 Waterproof, tested for 60 minutes in 2 meter of water
  • IP68 Military-Grade Shockproof MIL-STD-810G 516.6
  • IP6X Dustproof
  • 3 Year Warranty

G-Technology 5TB ArmorATD All-Terrain Rugged Portable External Hard Drive

0G10478-1 by G-Technology

  • Release date: 09/13/2019
  • Weight: 0.77 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Warranty: 3 year limited manufacturer
G-Technology 5TB ArmorATD All-Terrain Rugged Portable External Hard Drive
  • Triple-layer shock resistance for added durability
  • Rain-and dust-resistant (IP54) enclosure with a 1000 pounds crush rating
  • With capacities up to 5TB of storage for your photos and footage
  • USB-C ready; USB-3.0 and Thunderbolt 3 compatible
  • Ready to go with mac and Windows

LaCie Rugged Secure 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD

STFR2000403 by LaCie

  • Weight: 0.22 pounds
  • Dimensions: 0.7 x 3.4 x 5.3 inches
  • Warranty: 2 Years Limited
LaCie Rugged Secure 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD
  • Protect what matters with Rugged Secure’s AES-256 government-grade hardware encrypted password protection
  • Shuttle large-scale projects with 2TB of capacity, and directly ingest files with fast speeds of up to 130MB/s
  • Trek near or far with a portable hard drive that provides drop, crush, and rain resistance as well as Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and USB 3.0 compatibility
  • Take advantage of a one-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan for access to awesome photo and video editing apps
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included two-year limited warranty featuring Rescue Data Recovery Services

Silicon Power 1TB Black Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor

FBA-SU010TBPHDA60S3KAC by SP Silicon Power

  • Color: Black-Green
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.4 x 0.9 inches
Silicon Power 1TB Black Rugged Portable External Hard Drive Armor
  • [PS4 / XBOX COMPATIBLE] Ideal for gaming enthusiasts Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim (PS4 System Software version 4.50 or higher).
  • [ALL-ROUND DATA PROTECTION] Military-grade shockproof and IPX4 water-resistant protection
  • [NO MORE MISSING CABLES] Cable-carry design for easy cable storage
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 = USB 3.1 Gen 1 = USB 3.0, all got the same speed up to 5Gbps.
  • [For Windows User] The A60 is pre-formatted as NTFS, so you could use it directly on Windows [For Mac Users] Reformatting will be required for Mac operating systems

LaCie Rugged 4TB USB-C and USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive – 👑 Premium Pick

STFR4000400 by LaCie

  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Dimensions: 1 x 3.4 x 5.3 inches
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited
LaCie Rugged 4TB USB-C and USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • New USB-C connector for next-generation computers
  • Included USB 3.0 adapter works with PC or Mac
  • Bus powered for mobile workflows
  • Drop, crush, and rain resistant for all-terrain use
  • Includes 1-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan. Must redeem by January 31, 2020.

Silicon Power 2TB USB-C USB 3.0 Rugged Portable External Hard

by SP Silicon Power

  • Color: Black-Green
Silicon Power 2TB USB-C USB 3.0 Rugged Portable External Hard
  • Ideal for easy data transfer between your USB based PC and Type C enabled devices
  • Military-grade shockproof and IPX4 water-resistant protection
  • Cable-carry design for simple cable carrying and storage
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • *Must Read* [For Windows User] The A60 is pre-formatted as NTFS, so you could use it directly on Windows. [For Mac Users] Reformatting will be required for Mac operating systems

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