The mention of rugged portable hard drive conjures up the image of archeologists making the discovery of the century while rain comes hard on them. But really, you don’t have to be in that scenario to take advantage of the CalDigit tuff nano Portable SSD Drive.
CalDigit tuff nano is super compact, shock proof and IP67 rated for dust and waterproof, and to top those up, it reads and writes like a Flash (if Barry Allen can read and write data), or to be more precise, at up to 1055 MB/s and 900 MB/s, read and write, respectively.
Obviously, buried inside its waterproof aluminum case is a SSD which, in the case, is a Toshiba M.2 NVMe SSD. The speedy performance is made possible, in part, by a USB 3.1 Gen 2 bus paired to a trusty, IPX8 waterproof USB-C interface.
It, apparently, can be submerged in water, down to a meter (3.3 feet) deep for up to 30 minutes and it has been drop test from a height of up to 3 meters (9.9 feet). Considering its size (7.59 x 5.44 x 1.45 cm, or 2.99 x 2.14 x 0.57 inches), you could say this is one little tough guy.
Also, it weighs just meager 74g (2.61 ounces).
At the time of this post, only the 512 GB capacity is available, priced at $149.95. A 1,025 GB variety will be available at a later date. So, if you are in need for a TB storage, you may want to hold on for it.