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LaCie Launches 'Rugged' Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Drives

LaCie has released a new entry in its Rugged series of portable storage drives. This time, it's a Thunderbolt/USB3 offering that comes equipped with a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive or either a 120GB or 256GB 6Gb/s solid state drive. LaCie says the SSD runs at speeds of up to 380MB/s.

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The LaCie Rugged brings two industry leading technologies, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt together so users can experience the fastest transfer speeds available on PC or Mac. The LaCie Rugged SSD delivers record-breaking speeds up to 380MB/s – making it the fastest bus-powered product ever. Respectively, the hard disk version performs up to 110MB/s, a 35 percent improvement over FireWire 800. Whether you are a photographer, videographer, or power user, the LaCie Rugged can move 10GB in a few seconds and ensure zero lag-time when accessing files, viewing photos, or editing videos.
The 1TB version is $249, while the 120GB and 256GB SSD's are $199 and $349 respectively. They're available at Apple Stores and at LaCie.com.

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24 months ago
With a bulgy design like that, it better be able to float on water or something.



*of course it doesn't
Rating: 16 Votes
24 months ago
available in Cheez Nip Yellow!
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago
Pricing isn't too bad.
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago

available in Cheez Nip Yellow!


Otherwise known as orange

on topic, very tempted, seems good value
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago
Thunderbolt and USB 3 cables included makes this a real deal. 2m Thunderbolt cable is $49 and the FW/USB3 model is $200 - the only extra charge is for the cable really. Good job LaCie.
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago

With a bulgy design like that, it better be able to float on water or something.

Image (http://imageshack.us/a/img222/9996/betterfloat.png)


avoid contact with water; risk of scuffing
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago
Wow, thats a BIG price drop in mobile SSD drives.

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fugly though ... and whyTF do i need shock protection on an SSD drive? Make it tiny
Rating: 5 Votes
24 months ago
Big fan of these drives. I have several. Glad to see they're on time for the new technology unlike so many other companies.
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago
5400rpm drive? may as well just use USB 2.0

SSD options look nice though
Rating: 3 Votes
24 months ago
How is this a good deal if you can buy a Samsung M3 1TB USB 3 hard drive for $ 105?

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-M3-Portable-STSHX-M101TCB-drive/dp/B008TN5JC4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348599931&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung+M3+1TB

Thunderbolt or USB 3 doesn't matter right now in therms of speed for single drives and the rugged enclosure doesn't really help that much with ordinary hard drives, but paying $ 145 more for luxury is useless.

The SSD version could at least be only a case, in case you want to swap the drive. Then it could be a good value for the money. Otherwise this is a ripoff.
Rating: 3 Votes

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