I am an enthusiast photographer and frequently go on camping trips. After learning my lessons the hard way, I started backing up my pictures taken in the field to my WD Passport 1 TB drive bought earlier this year. The rugged case is tough but yet has an elegant design (my wife called it stylish :-). I am not too sure about 7 ft drop, but the protection from dust and moisture alone makes it a great complement to my portable WD My Passport drive. Highly recommended.