I have been looking for a backup hard drive to recommend. Most have some great reviews from users, but most also have complaints. Drives fail after short periods. Drives fail after minor problems. Drives have failed multiple times.
I discount problems like the drive never worked. Why? If 30 people think the drive is great, the one or two who say it never worked are really just user error. Sometimes, I see a pattern of several reported drive failures and poor support. Then I doubt that I want to recommend the drive, even when I have had no problems.
Well, now I have found a great test of hard drives at Popular Mechanics. One drive came thru all their drop tests, including being run over by a Chevy Tahoe. This is the one I now recommend.
Finally, a Great Hardened Hard Drive!
The drive is the eGo Rugged Hard Drive.