LaCie's Rugged Safe External HDD Combines Encryption with a Shock-Proof Case

LaCie's new Rugged Safe HDD is for the super-paranoid: it offers 128-bit AES hardware encryption, biometric fingerprint access and a shock-proof enclosure. Your high school papers and pirated SNES ROMs will be downright untouchable.

The Rugged Safe comes in two varieties: 500GB for $190 and 1TB for $300. It attaches via either USB 2.0 or FireWire 800, and should be available immediately, although its currently sold out on LaCie's website. [LaCie]