Lacie Announces an Upgraded Rugged Hard Drive With Integrated Thunderbolt Cable

Lacie Announces an Upgraded Rugged Hard Drive With Integrated Thunderbolt Cable

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Lacie has announced an upgraded rugged hard drive that features faster speeds, a tougher design, and an integrated thunderbolt cable. The drive is tougher than before, with improved shock, dust and water resistance. The SSD version can achieve speeds of up to 387MB/s, and there is a USB interface, as well, to compliment the thunderbolt cable that is permanently attached.

Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced its latest Rugged hard drive that features faster speeds, a tougher design, and an integrated interface cable. Thunderbolt™ speeds of up to 387 MB/s* make the new LaCie Rugged one of the fastest bus–powered products on the market. It is tougher than ever before with improved shock, dust and water resistance. Plus, the integrated Thunderbolt cable stows neatly when not in use, to ensure that it will never get lost or left behind.

"My assignments take me to the top surf spots all over the world," said Surfer Magazine staff photographer Zak Noyle. "So it's imperative that my equipment is ready for any challenge. The LaCie Rugged's speed allows me to deliver projects quickly, and its resilience to water, sand and drops make me confident that my photos are protected. From the beaches of Oahu to Tahiti, the LaCie Rugged has never let me down."

No-Compromsie Speed
The LaCie Rugged features lightening–fast transfer speeds thanks to the Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. With the SSD version, the LaCie Rugged delivers up to 387 MB/s*. With these speeds, photographers, videographers and other power users can transfer 100GB in less than five minutes, and enjoy zero lag when accessing files, viewing photos or editing videos. The hard disk version performs at speeds of up to 122 MB/s, which is a 35% improvement over FireWire 800.

Universal Connectivity
With both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is an ideal match for Mac® and PC users. Because USB 3.0 is backward compatible, users can connect it to any standard computer. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus–powered through the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables.

All-Terrain Data Protection
The new LaCie Rugged is tougher than ever. It is MIL–compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet). During transit, users can attach the removable cover to provide IP 54–level protection against dust and water. Whether the LaCie Rugged falls off a desk or accidentally gets caught in the rain, the user can stay confident that their data is still accessible. The SSD version goes a step further with resilience against vibration and shock. Both versions are tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. Included software even protects files from prying eyes with AES 256–bit encryption.

The LaCie Rugged will be available mid–June through LaCie resellers in 1TB ($219.99) and 2TB ($299.99) capacities. However, if you want to reach 387MB/, you need to grab a SSD version and that is available in 250GB ($299.99) and 500GB SSD ($499.99) capacities.

wait..what? - June 5, 2014 at 5:25pm
I might buy it just to take it apart and put my own 1TB SSD inside. 250GB and 500GB dont even come close. Thunderbolt/Speed is the main attraction here. But the sizes have to be current. Not circa 2006
Ami - June 5, 2014 at 3:52pm
Why did these guys carry the hard disc with them if they had to do all the work in there car !