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LaCie Upgrades Rugged Hard Drive With Integrated Thunderbolt Cable

LaCie has upgraded its Rugged Hard Drive, adding an integrated Thunderbolt cable and improved damage resistance. The SSD version, available in 250 and 500GB capacities, achieves transfer speeds of up to 387MB/s. There is a USB 3.0 interface as well, though only the Thunderbolt cable is permanently attached.

The integrated Thunderbolt cable allowed LaCie to increase protection against water and dust because the dust cap can be left on even when the device is in use. When not in use, the bus-powered Thunderbolt cable tucks into the case and is protected by the cover. LaCie says the SSD version of the drive can withstand up to two-meter drops and conforms to the IP54 durability standard. LaCie has also increased the warranty from two years to three.

Rugged Thunderbolt
"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."
The new LaCie Rugged drive goes on sale today in 250GB ($300) and 500GB ($500) solid state versions, plus 1TB ($220) and 2TB ($300) 5400RPM hard drive versions.

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8 weeks ago

1TB ($220) and 2TB ($300)


You had one job LaCie. One job.

Also

using 5400rpm drives with Thunderbolt


for what purpose?
Rating: 9 Votes
8 weeks ago
So you want me to buy a product where the most expensive cable is permanently attached so in the event that the cable breaks, I have to replace the entire drive?

Also... Why in the world would I want a 5200rpm drive ever again?

Lolz no thanks.
Rating: 8 Votes
8 weeks ago
That's just way too expensive.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 weeks ago
This product would be better:

- USB 3 attached cable
- No attached TB cable
- SSD or 7200RPM SATA

Why waste a TB port for a low speed performing device.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 weeks ago
Been using these "...piece of crap" series of drives since they were launched for portable backup of broadcast TV files in some extreme environments.

Never ever been let down.

Don't knock it if you haven't got it.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago
All LaCie products are pathetically overpriced and under perform.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago
Never liked LaCie hard drives. Massively over priced for what they are.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago

Who the hell is Neil Poulton and why would I want his name etched on this piece of crap drive??


Why you mad about a hard drive?
Rating: 3 Votes
8 weeks ago

All LaCie products are pathetically overpriced and under perform.


Do you own one?
Rating: 3 Votes
7 weeks ago

Not bad LaCie, but I'll stick with Seagate.

LaCie is owned by Seagate now.
Rating: 2 Votes

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