Eight campus-ready hard drives that can survive student life

Best hard drives for the college student


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.