About a week ago, we reviewed the Apacer AC730 – that’s an external hard disk built to handle all different types of harsh weathers and terrain. Then there’s this – the Apacer AC630. On the surface, it might sound similar, but they’re very different indeed.

The Apacer AC630 still has the military-grade shockproof certification – MIL-STD-810G 516.6 Procedure IV by the U.S. military drop standards, by the way. However, the Apacer AC630 has a more modest waterproof and dustproof design – as it’s IP55 certified to ensure dust and water spraying protection. So please do not submerge the AC630 into the water like I did here to its greater sibling!

Apacer AC630

As you might have noticed the bright orange external bumper shell case thing, it’s actually a special rubber structure to absorb external shocks. This bumper – like any other smartphones – can help dampen any drops to ensure its interior is unscathed.

Apacer AC630 header

With this little bumper shell, Apacer did the one thing that I asked for on the AC730 – some sort of mechanism to hold the USB cable. It nicely wraps around the sides and gets out of the way when you don’t need it, yet still having that ease of access whenever you need it. From what I can see here, the Apacer AC630 uses USB 3.0 Type-A connectors instead of microUSB or USB-C. Interesting choice of connection port, actually.

The Apacer AC630 is available in both 1TB and 2TB variants.
You can learn more about its durability here!