Western Digital introduces protective casing for external HDDs

New polycarbonate case for notebook My Passport external drives now shipping with impressive dust, water, and shock proofing
Allen Ngo,

The popular My Passport line of portable external notebook hard drives will now be getting its own separate but official rugged cases.

Called the Western Digital Nomad, the case was designed to fit the 2.5-inch external drive snugly. It appears that the case will be catered specifically for WD Passport models, however, so not every 2.5-inch external drive is guaranteed to fit. Otherwise, the case is shock, spill and moisture resistant, can withstand drops up to seven feet and meets MIL-STD 810G standards. An internal silicon liner ensures the tight seal necessary for keeping out water and dust.

As for actually using the portable drive, there will be no need to open up the case as a USB port can be reached from a flap opening on the case.

The WD Nomad is available now through Western Digital’s online store for $30.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-06-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.