(photos: Buffalo) Buffalo MiniStation Extreme HD-PZU3 | from US$109.32 | www.buffalotech.com
we love portable storage drives but we are also aware of the risk involved when using them, especially when it meets with some unexpected drops that may result in loss of data. it sucks, we know. that’s the very reason why we are a fan of ruggedized portable hard drives that gives us some peace of mind in that respect. the MiniStation Extreme HD-PZU3 from Buffalo is one of such drive that not only looks awesome but also offers the protection that we look for in a portable storage device. features include a ruggedized chassis with MIL-SPEC shock protection that can withstand drops from up to 2 meters (6.6 feet), USB 3.0 support, backward compatible with USB 2.0, 256-bit AES hardware encryption and an integrated wrap-around cable ensure that it is always ready to connect. we love the idea of integrated cable as it saves us the hassle of bringing along yet another cable or worst, forgetting to bring one altogether. the Buffalo MiniStation Extreme HD-PZU3 comes in two capacities, 500GB and 1TB and is available in three colors: black, red or silver. it can be yours for $109.32 and up. such beautiful gadget no doubt deserves a few more look, which is available after the break.