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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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26 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
26 months ago
available in Cheez Nip Yellow!
Rating: 12 Votes
26 months ago
Pricing isn't too bad.
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

available in Cheez Nip Yellow!


Otherwise known as orange

on topic, very tempted, seems good value
Rating: 7 Votes
26 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
26 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
26 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
26 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
26 months ago

5400rpm drive? may as well just use USB 2.0

SSD options look nice though


errr- no. I can edit 1080p off my rugged 5400 FW800. Definitely not off the same drive when connected up USB 2 (which it also has)
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

If I understand your mean, Seagate will never by La Cie. It would be the opposite. La Cie is far superior in quality and it could buy Seagate easy.
But I hope it won't on neither side.


Umm, Seagate has already announced plans to buy LaCie. They're only waiting on regulatory approval. Seagate is also by far the larger company, being one of the three big drive manufacturers in the world. That you would think that LaCie, a small French external drive manufacturer would be a bigger company than Seagate, shows a significant lack of understanding of the market and economics in general.

jW
Rating: 3 Votes

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