LaCie RuggedKey

USB 3.0

Key for a Rugged Lifestyle

  • 100-meter drop-resistant
  • USB 3.0: Up to 150MB/s
  • Secure AES 256-bit encryption
Design by Neil Poulton

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2-Year Limited Warranty Included

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  • Sky-high Drop Resistance
    Built to withstand even the greatest of falls.
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  • Rugged for Everyday Disasters
    Heat-, cold-, drop-, and water-resistant to keep your data safe.
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  • Full-throttle Transfer Speeds
    USB 3.0 for transfer speeds up to 150MB/sec
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  • Software Secure
    AES 256-bit data encryption offers ultra-secure data protection.
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  • Secure Online Storage
    One-to-one storage ratio on Wuala included for one year to securely store and share your data online.
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Sky-high Drop Resistance

The LaCie RuggedKey is built to withstand accidental drops from heights far above what you'd encounter on your way to the office. Its rubber construction is 100-meter drop-resistant. That means ultimate protection for your key – and your data – for all of life's little stumbles.

World Champion Skydiver and LaCie employee Alexandre Gillard conducts 100-meter drop test.

Rugged for Everyday Disasters

Life's an adventure – and disaster can strike at any turn. With the RuggedKey, the last thing you need to worry about is your data. Heat and cold resistance protect your data in the most extreme of climates, whether you're trekking across a scorching desert or braving the frozen tundra. Furthermore, it's IP-54 certified for resistance to damage from dust and water projection. The RuggedKey is the most portable storage in the LaCie Rugged family yet, and the best on-the-go protection for the real world.

Full-throttle Transfer Speeds

Bigger files need better speed. With the RuggedKey's USB 3.0 interface, you get speeds up to 150MB/s for daringly fast file transfers. USB 3.0 represents an enormous speed increase from USB 2.0, and best of all, since it's backward compatible with USB 2.0, there's never any worry about connectivity.

Software Secure

Hardware rugged, and software secure – the RuggedKey key protects your data from the inside with AES 256-bit encryption. Easily create a password-protected area on the key to securely store all of your confidential information. Ultra-secure AES 256-bit encryption technology means the RuggedKey is secure from the inside out.

Secure Cloud Storage

LaCie makes it easy to integrate secure cloud storage from Wuala into the RuggedKey, making storing and sharing your files, photos, or videos easier than ever. You get a year of one-to-one storage ratio with Wuala (your 16GB RuggedKey will come with 16GB of Wuala Secure Cloud Storage, for example), allowing you to back up your key's contents or double your storage capacity. Even access your files on the go with the Wuala Mobile App.
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* For optimal performance, the drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port. Calculations are based on average write time. Transfer rates vary slightly from one drive to another.
** Calculations are based on approximately 8GB HD video, 700MB MPEG-4 video, 3.6MB music file, and 3MB JPEG photo. These values may vary depending on your configuration.

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Interface :  USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
Interface Transfer Rate :  USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s
USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s
Size :  53 x 27 x21mm / 2.09 x 1.06 x 0.83 in.
Weight :  30 g / 1.06 oz
System Requirements :  Computer with a USB port (optimized if USB 3.0)
Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac® OS X 10.6, 10.7 (Mac Intel® only for LaCie Private-Public software)
High-speed Internet for online storage
Box Content :  LaCie RuggedKey
Comments :  * 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment.
** For optimal performance, the drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port. Calculations are based on average write time. Transfer rates vary slightly from one drive to another.
*** 1 year included. Full terms and conditions available at

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