LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive
Anyone who owns a computer knows that things can, and will, go wrong. You can lose files due to corruption, or lose your progress due to a power outage. In the worst case scenario, your computer could be hacked or have a complete failure, causing you to lose everything. This is why it’s beneficial to have a secure method of storing your important and critical files. With a device like the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 2TB External Hard Drive - LAC9000489, you’ll have an excellent method of storing, backing up, and protecting your crucial data. Connecting the hard drive to a computer is easy, all that’s required is a USB or Thunderbolt cable. This tough external drive can protect all your important files, even when roughed up.
The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt was built to be durable, it has an IP 54-rated resistance to elements like dust and water, and extremely fast transfer speed with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connections. The SSD version of the LaCie hard drive can deliver transfer speeds up to 387 MB/s, while the hard disk version transfers up to 122 MB/s, so you can backup and transfer files no time at all. Plus, since the USB 3.0 is backward compatible, you’ll be able to connect to just about any computer, anywhere. Since external hard drives are portable, it’s common for them to be dropped. The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is MIL-compliant, able to survive a fall up to about two meters (6.6 feet). The SSD version is even sturdier, as it’s resistant to vibrations and shock.
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With the new LaCie Rugged, even if you go off-road, your project stays on time. With IP 54-rated resistance to the elements and blinding-fast speeds through Thunderbolt and USB 3.0, you don't have to compromise between durability, mobility, and 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 387 MB/s - one of the fastest bus-powered products available. The hard disk version performs at up to 122 MB/s, a 35 percent improvement over FireWire 800. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.
Don't let your project get derailed by incompatibility between your external drive and your computer. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac and PC. Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer, anywhere. The integrated Thunderbolt cable also stows neatly when not in use, so that you'll never lose it. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus powered through the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables. Its portability and interfaces make it the must-have sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook.
Your data is irreplaceable, so it's vital to protect it against any conceivable mishap wherever you go. That's why LaCie made the new Rugged tougher than ever. It's MIL-compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet). During transit, connect the removable cover to provide IP 54-level protection against dust and water. Whether the LaCie Rugged falls out of your backpack or gets splashed by a mud puddle, you stay 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.
- Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 MB/s
- USB 3.0 for universal connectivity
- Bus powered for complete mobility
- Shock, dust, and water resistant for all-terrain use
|Interface ||1 x Integrated Thunderbolt|
|1 x USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 and UAS compatible)|
|Internal Storage Media ||1 x 5400 RPM/64 MB cache (or greater) hard disk|
|Interface Transfer Rate ||Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s|
|USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s|
|Performance Benchmark ||- Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 (reads):|
|- 2 TB hard disk: 122 MB/s|
|All-Terrain Resistance ||- Dust & Water: IP 54 rated (when cover is attached)|
|- Shock: drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet) (in non-operating mode)|
|- Pressure: Run over by a 1-ton car (1000 kg / 2205 lbs)|
|- Theft: password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption|
|Software ||- LaCie Backup Assistant (easy way to set up automatic computer backups)|
|- LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption)|
|Dimensions (W x D x H) ||89 x 140 x 24 mm / 3.5 x 5.5 x 1 in.|
|Weight ||2 TB 12.3 oz|
|System Requirements ||- Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 port|
|- Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 (see here for drivers information) / Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later|
|- USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later|
|- Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended|