Buffalo hard drive can take a beating - Buffalo HD-PL200U2/UC

I've wondered for some time why external hard drives provide almost no shock protection. I've replaced hard drives in Panasonic Toughbooks before, so I know that it doesn't take a whole lot to provide shock absorption.

Buffalo Japan has been thinking along those same lines. They have introduced an external drive that holds 200GB worth of your precious data that is made from shock absorbent material.

It will go on sale this month in the Japanese market for approximately $280. The price may seem a little steep now, but the first time you drop it you'll be glad you forked over the extra cash for it.

Buffalo HD-PL200U2/UC shock proof 200GB hard drive [via newlaunches]