LaCie Rugged USB 3.0

Thunderbolt™ Series

Move at the Speed of Lightning.

  • Universal connectivity with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
  • Shocking speeds up to 385MB/s (SSD)
  • Bus-powered for complete mobility
  • Accident-resistant to protect your data
Design by Neil Poulton

Certified compatible with Mac and PC

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2-Year Limited Warranty Included

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Deadlines rule our world. When digital storage is critical for your project, it had better be as fast and reliable as you are. From the desktop to the badlands, it has to connect to any computer, deliver more than enough speed for the most demanding applications, and protect data against any threat. Enter the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series.

  • Universal Connectivity
    Dependably connect to any standard computer on the planet.
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  • No-Compromise Speed
    Move data more than five times faster than with FireWire 800.
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  • Complete Data Protection
    Keep data protected with physical and software security.
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  • User-Friendly Software Suite Included
    Encrypt data, store files on the cloud, and back up.
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Universal Connectivity

Don't let your project get derailed by external drive/computer incompatibility. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac® and PC. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer on the planet. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus-powered through the included USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt* cables. Its portability and interfaces make it the must-have sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook.

No-Compromise Speed

Get lightning-fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. With the SSD version, the LaCie Rugged delivers up to 385MB/s – the fastest bus-powered product ever**. The HDD version performs up to 110MB/s, a 35% improvement over FireWire 800**. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.

Complete Data Protection

Protecting your data is vital to meeting your deadline, and disaster can strike at any moment. That's why the LaCie Rugged is MIL-compliant for superior data protection from accidental drops up to 1.2 meters (4 feet). Whether it falls off your desk or out of the pocket of your safari jacket, you're confident that your data is still accessible. The SSD version goes a step further for the ultimate in resilience against vibration and shock. Both versions are tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. Included software even protects your files from prying eyes with AES 256-bit encryption.

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User-Friendly Software Suite Included



  • Automatic Backup
    Easy setup and automatic backup for both Mac and PC.


  • Password Protection
    With military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, LaCie Private-Public ensures that your files are protected from unauthorized access.


  • Secure Cloud Storage
    10GB of Wuala Secure Cloud Storage*** is included for one year to store and share your data online with industry-best security.

Thunderbolt on Windows
You can connect this product to a Windows computer via the Thunderbolt connection.
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* Electrical Thunderbolt cables only. Optical cables do not permit bus powering.
** These transfer rates were achieved using a 1TB 5400rpm (HDD) or 120GB (SSD) LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series via USB 3.0 by Blackmagic Speed Test using a 17" Macbook Pro running OS X 10.7. Transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another.
*** Full terms and conditions available at www.wuala.com/lacie.
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 10-15% less).



Item Number : 
9000291
9000352
9000449
9000294
9000299
Capacity : 
120GB (SSD)
256GB (SSD)
500GB (SSD)
1TB
2TB
   
Interface :  1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0-compatible)
1 x Thunderbolt port
   
Rotational Speed (rpm) :  5400rpm
   
SSD Type :  SATA 6Gb/s
   
Interface Transfer Rate :  USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
Thunderbolt: 10Gb/s
   
Average Transfer Rate :  (Thunderbolt & USB 3.0) :
SSD: 385MB/s
HDD: 110MB/s
   
Maximum Drop Height :  1.2 meters (4 feet) in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)
   
Software :  * Easy setup (LaCie Setup Assistant)
* Automatic backup (LaCie Backup Assistant)
* AES 256-bit encryption: LaCie Private-Public software with password protection
* 10GB Wuala Secure Online Storage (1 year included)**
   
Size :  89 x 140 x 24 mm / 3.5 x 5.5 x 0.97 in.
   
Weight :  260 g / 9.2 oz.
   
System Requirements :  * Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 port***
* High-speed internet for online storage
* Operating system:
Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 (click here for Windows drivers information) / Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or greater
USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or greater
* Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
   
Box Content :  * LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series
* USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
* Thunderbolt cable (50cm)
* Quick Install Guide
* Complete software suite preloaded
   
Comments :  * These transfer rates were achieved using a 1TB 5400rpm Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series via USB 3.0 by Blackmagic Speed Test using a 17” Macbook Pro running OS X 10.7. Transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another.
** Full terms and conditions available at www.wuala.com/lacie.
*** For optimal performance, the product must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port.
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
   

Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.

Awards

Mac Directory - iWards
February 2013
The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is a top choice for portable external storage in 2013 from one of our favourite technology companies.
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Reviews

icreate
March 2013
Editors Choice - A great looking drive that performs well with an SSD option that offers considerable power up!
Windows the official magazine
March 2013
Keep all your music software on this tough portable drive!

Testimonials

Piet Van den Eynde
October 2013
"My entire Lightroom catalog and previews folders fit easily on a 256GB LaCie Rugged SSD"
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