If you’ve been considering building your own external SSD drive, you’ve got your choice of cases. Are you looking for something big and beefy? Probably not, or you wouldn’t be using an M.2 interface. But that can lead you into some trouble: specifically, a lot of M.2 cases aren’t very durable. They’re designed to slip into your pocket, not to take a serious beating.
In case your travels call for extra protection from harsh conditions, the Ineo Rugged (about $20) boasts an IP66 rating, in addition to its shockproof construction. Secured by six screws, it offers a reliable defense against the elements.