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GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive

You Pay: $7.99

The Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive from GGI is a sturdy hard shell case, designed to accommodate most portable hard drives. It features a zipper for opening and closing, and a padded interior to protect your drive.

Hard shell case
Padded interior
Dual compartment design
Shoulder strap
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 1.5 x 5.5" (10.2 x 3.8 x 14cm)
GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    GGIHard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive
     
    4.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (14)
    • Compact (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Attractive (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (9)
      • Anywhere (8)
      • Home or business (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (9), Budget shopper (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (15), Business (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Sturdy drive container

      I bought this for my new Verbatim Acclaim 1TB USB hard drive, which is just a little larger than a deck of cards. This case does a reasonable job, affordably.

      The...Read complete review

      I bought this for my new Verbatim Acclaim 1TB USB hard drive, which is just a little larger than a deck of cards. This case does a reasonable job, affordably.

      The exterior of the case is "hard," but has some give. While it isn't completely rigid, I'm comfortable it'll protect the drive from minor bumps and drops. Inside, there's a velcro strap to secure the drive, plus a mesh pocket for a cable or other small items.

      There are three types of fastening options on outside of the case: an included removable neckstrap which clips to two metal rings on the sides, a nylon belt loop sewn in on the back, and an included removable medium-size carabiner which attaches to a metal ring at the top of the belt loop. I'm not gonna geek out and wear this case; I bought it to keep in my laptop bag or carry-on luggage while traveling. I guess it's nice to have these options if you're gonna do outdoorsy stuff or adventure travel, however.

      While shopping for cases online, it wasn't that easy to figure out which one would best fit my drive. Interior measurements of cases (and exterior specs of drives -- I shopped for both at the same time) aren't always clear and uniform on shopping and manufacturer websites. Even with the velcro strap as snug as possible, my drive slides around inside a little. There's also about an inch of extra interior length space, but I guess case manufacturers aren't keeping up 100% with the latest compact hard drives. I use a cloth wrapped around the drive to help keep it in place. Not a perfect fit, but I can live with it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not for Lacie Rugged

      This really is a wonderful case, it is very sturdy and can hold all the cables and even some extras like a power-point remote and a key-chain drive or two.

      But...Read complete review

      This really is a wonderful case, it is very sturdy and can hold all the cables and even some extras like a power-point remote and a key-chain drive or two.

      But it does not fit the Lacie Portable Rugged, even though it was listed in the accessories for that product.

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      2.0

      doesn't accomodater most portable hd

      By Franztestina

      from Houston

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

          because of the shape and the very round corners in reality doesn't work with a lot of portable HD and it's bulky...

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Super Durable and ideal!

          By the photographer I

          from New York

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Fast
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

            This product is truly amazing I keep my Seagate hardrive in here and if dropped to the floor, I know it is 100% safe since this case is just super durable and nicely padded on the inside! It even comes with a compartment on the inside to keep things like small cables, USB cards, etc! I would say measure your gear beforehand to see it it'll even fit in the first place as it doesn't fit all size hardrives etc.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Other

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            5.0

            hard case and lightweight

            By Clo the Pro

            from New York, NY

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

              I use it for a few different brands of portable HDs, including seagate 1tb freeagent and my 1tb WD Elements. Fits both fine; strap inside for holding it tight. It has a pocket as well, for your cord and something else such as a dust cloth.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              external hard drive case

              By Karen

              from NYC

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Good way to protect data
                • Home or Business
                • Travel

                Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                I bought an extra hard drive to back up the scans of years of negatives. This case will be good protection for my drive-- and a good part of my life as a photographer.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Nice case

                By Rosscoe

                from Houston, Tx

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Field use

                  Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                  This is a nice case. I can store three SSD hard drives in this case.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  A little too big

                  By Redhead computer guy nyc

                  from ny,ny

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • A little too big

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                  It is sturday and had a nice clip with it..very sturdy..

                  A little too big for my tiny external hard drive..

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  great product

                  By Edward

                  from Saipan, NMI

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere

                    Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                    it will protect my portable hard drive and it can also hold two portable hard drive at the same time.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Works well with the Seagate FreeAgent GO

                    By New Daddy

                    from Indianapolis, Indiana

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home or Business

                      Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                      My wife has hundreds of baby pictures of our twins. We use the Seagate FreeAgent Go for backup. I like to keep the drive in my office in case of fire at home. And this case gives the drive some nice protection when it rides in my briefcase.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Sturdy drive container

                      By wonderdude

                      from Midwest, USA

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Not a custom fit

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere
                      • Travel

                      Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                      I bought this for my new Verbatim Acclaim 1TB USB hard drive, which is just a little larger than a deck of cards. This case does a reasonable job, affordably.

                      The exterior of the case is "hard," but has some give. While it isn't completely rigid, I'm comfortable it'll protect the drive from minor bumps and drops. Inside, there's a velcro strap to secure the drive, plus a mesh pocket for a cable or other small items.

                      There are three types of fastening options on outside of the case: an included removable neckstrap which clips to two metal rings on the sides, a nylon belt loop sewn in on the back, and an included removable medium-size carabiner which attaches to a metal ring at the top of the belt loop. I'm not gonna geek out and wear this case; I bought it to keep in my laptop bag or carry-on luggage while traveling. I guess it's nice to have these options if you're gonna do outdoorsy stuff or adventure travel, however.

                      While shopping for cases online, it wasn't that easy to figure out which one would best fit my drive. Interior measurements of cases (and exterior specs of drives -- I shopped for both at the same time) aren't always clear and uniform on shopping and manufacturer websites. Even with the velcro strap as snug as possible, my drive slides around inside a little. There's also about an inch of extra interior length space, but I guess case manufacturers aren't keeping up 100% with the latest compact hard drives. I use a cloth wrapped around the drive to help keep it in place. Not a perfect fit, but I can live with it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      A Great Drive Companion

                      By Djoha

                      from Jerusalem, Israel

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                        A very good generic case for a portable hard drive. Keeps drive and usb cable together and protected from shocks and bumps while in my laptop case.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        It's a hard case!

                        By Wendy

                        from South Texas

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere
                          • Home or Business
                          • Travel

                          Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                          It's a hard case and I bought it to protect my EHD...so far so good!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Shell case for portable hard d

                          By Al

                          from Fredericksburg, TX

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Bulky/Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                          Well built. Will protect portable hard drive from damage

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          works as advertised

                          By Photog47

                          from Trenton, Illinois

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anywhere
                            • Home or Business
                            • Travel

                            Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                            Great little case for the price. Fits my Wolverine ESP media player, which I bought for extra photo storage space on an upcoming 10 day camping trip and it should work great in protecting the player and room for an extra battery.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Not for Lacie Rugged

                            By Steve the Powerpoint Guy

                            from Houston Texas

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Anywhere
                              • Travel

                              Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                              This really is a wonderful case, it is very sturdy and can hold all the cables and even some extras like a power-point remote and a key-chain drive or two.

                              But it does not fit the Lacie Portable Rugged, even though it was listed in the accessories for that product.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Mullti Purpose small case

                              By Ben

                              from Valley Stream

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Anywhere
                                • Home or Business
                                • Travel

                                Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                                I originally bought the case for a small hard drive, but found out it was a perfect fit for my GPS, at about half the price of a GPS case.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Product!

                                By krispers

                                from Binghamton, NY

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                                  Great case for both of my small hard drives. The hard shell is great for when I am moving them around and it is small and lightweight.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  The external hard drive case is quality

                                  By Brian Mac

                                  from Boston

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                                    I use the shell/case to protect my external hard drive from liquids, falling, etc.
                                    If I were to change one thing about it I would make it waterproof.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    3.0

                                    I wish I had a use for it

                                    By mschuenke

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Easy to use

                                    Cons

                                    • Size

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Storage

                                    Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                                    I bought this product along with an Iomega 250GB Portable Hard Drive. It does not fit the external hard drive.

                                    It seems like a very good, sturdy, quality case. Just make sure it fits what you want to keep in it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for WD Passport Essential drives

                                    By Mac

                                    from St. Petersburg, FL

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Fit
                                    • Maintains Compactness
                                    • Perfect Protection

                                    Cons

                                    • none

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Passport HD Protection

                                    Comments about GGI Hard Shell Case for Portable Hard Drive:

                                    Protection for Passport Hard drives--perfect.

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