Rugged Portable Hard Drives

Pros Trust the Rugged Family.

Since 2005, LaCie Rugged® portable hard drives have thrived where only the toughest survive—the film sets, photo shoots, and music studios of the world’s most influential creative pros. Why? Because LaCie Rugged products are the industry’s most trusted way to capture and transport data in the field.

We’ve unleashed over

6,000,000

Ruggeds into the wild since 2005

Rugged Drives for All-Terrain Reliability.

Drop, rain, dust and crush resistant—durability like this is the core reason creative storytellers choose Rugged shuttle drives. Compact, sturdy, and ready for anything, they’re the ideal solution for transporting data on set, in the studio, and into the hands of your clients.

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Thunderbolt, USB-C, and USB 3.0 Ready.

A common scenario: You need to edit and deliver a project to a client, but you use a USB-C Macbook Pro and they use a USB 3.0 computer. What do you do? Simple—go for Rugged. This family of drives embraces a wide array of interface compatibilities so that you can edit, collaborate, and share seamlessly.

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Spacious Hard Drives.
RAID Versatility.
Blazing-Fast SSDs.

Say goodbye to long, drawn out transfers. Rugged hard drives, RAID solutions, and SSDs are engineered with high capacity and high-speed performance so that you’re no longer at the time-stealing mercy of RAW image files and 4K video. Transfer, edit, and hit your deadlines—faster.

Encrypted Drives for Extra Protection.

Select Rugged drives are designed with the self-encrypting magic of Seagate Secure™ Technology—ensuring your ideas and hard work stay safe from unauthorized access and intellectual property theft.

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Rugged RAID Shuttle

Need to strategically pack gear and ship out projects? This high-capacity drive is built wide and flat for bags and envelopes. It’s even self-encrypting for added protection and hardware RAID 0/1 lets you control capacity/speed vs. redundancy.

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Rugged RAID Pro

Want to transfer files ASAP? With an embedded SD card slot, you can. Plus, hardware RAID 0/1 allows you to control capacity/speed vs. redundancy.

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Rugged Secure

Need to keep your projects confidential? This drive has your back with self-encrypting Seagate Secure™ Technology to protect content from unauthorized access.

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Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C

Using a USB-C computer? This Rugged comes in both a high-capacity hard drive or blazing-fast SSD for your system.

(Available in SSD)

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Rugged USB-C

Want an ultra-compact hard drive that works with USB-C and USB 3.0 and has loads of space? This is the drive for you.

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Rugged Mini

Prefer to travel minimally? This super compact, high-capacity hard drive is a must for USB 3.0 computers.

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Specs

Model Data Sheet User Manual Capacity Storage Type Interface Max. Speeds Drop Resistance
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 500GB (SSD)
STFS500400

3-year limited warranty

500GB SSD 1 × Thunderbolt 1 × USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.0 compatible) 510MB/s 6.6-ft (2m)**
Rugged USB-C 1TB
STFR1000800

2-year limited warranty

1TB HDD 1 × USB-C (USB 3.0 compatible) 125MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
LaCie Rugged Mini 1TB
LAC301558

2-year limited warranty

1TB HDD 1 × USB 3.0 130MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 1TB (SSD)
STFS1000401

3-year limited warranty

1TB SSD 1 × Thunderbolt 1 × USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.0 compatible) 510MB/s 6.6-ft (2m)**
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 2TB
STFS2000800

3-year limited warranty

2TB HDD 1 × Thunderbolt 1 × USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.0 compatible) 130MB/s 6.6-ft (2m)**
LaCie Rugged SECURE 2TB
STFR2000403

2-year limited warranty

2TB HDD 1 × USB-C (USB 3.0 compatible) 110MB/s* 4-ft (1.2m)**
LaCie Rugged Mini 2TB
LAC9000298

2-year limited warranty

2TB HDD 1 × USB 3.0 130MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
Rugged USB-C 2TB
STFR2000800

2-year limited warranty

2TB HDD 1 × USB-C (USB 3.0 compatible) 125MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
LaCie Rugged RAID Pro 4TB
STGW4000800

3-year limited warranty

4TB 2 × HDD (RAID 0/1) 1 × USB-C (USB 3.0 compatible)
1 × SD Card slot
240MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 4TB
STFS4000800

3-year limited warranty

4TB HDD 1 × Thunderbolt 1 × USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.0 compatible) 130MB/s 5-ft (1.5m)**
Rugged USB-C 4TB
STFR4000800

2-year limited warranty

4TB HDD 1 × USB-C (USB 3.0 compatible) 130MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB
LAC9000633

2-year limited warranty

4TB HDD 1 × USB 3.0 130MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
Rugged USB-C 5TB
STFR5000800

2-year limited warranty

5TB HDD 1 × USB-C (USB 3.0 compatible) 130MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C 5TB
STFS5000800

3-year limited warranty

5TB HDD 1 × Thunderbolt 1 × USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 & USB 3.0 compatible) 130MB/s 5-ft (1.5m)**
LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle 8 TB
STHT8000800
8TB 2 × HDD (RAID 0/1) 1 × USB-C (USB 3.0 compatible) 250MB/s* Drops: 4-ft (1.2m)**
Interface Transfer Rates

Thunderbolt: 10Gb/s***
USB-C: 5Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5Gb/s
FireWire 800: 800Mb/s

Minimum System Requirements

Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB-C (Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1), USB 3.0, FireWire 800, or USB 2.0 port Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended

Operating system:
  • Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows® 7 / Mac OS® X 10.11 or later
  • Thunderbolt 3: Latest version of Windows® 10/ Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra) and later
  • USB-C: Latest version of Windows 7 and later / Mac OS X 10.11 and later
  • USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.11 or later
  • FireWire 800: Latest version of Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.11 or later
Software LaCie Toolkit Software Suite
Footnote

* Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface, RAID mode, and disk capacity.

** In non-operating mode.

*** Maximum theoretical bus speed.

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