LaCie’s orange-and-grey rugged drives have been around for quite some time, but because they used 2.5″ HDDs, they were limited to 500GB. This new XL version is 1TB, and I guarantee you’re going to be seeing bigger ones down the road. I’ve used these things before, and they’re solid.
The new XL version doesn’t change much, except that it’s… extra large. It also has a little LED strip that glows to tell you everything is all right. You can find out more or buy one here; $160 is expensive for a terabyte of external storage (1.5TB for $110, anyone?), but what you’re really buying with the XL is durability. And awesomeness.