LaCie’s Rugged external hard drive now offers lightning-fast speeds of USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, and full compatibility with USB 2.0. Its shock-proof design protects from accidental drops from up to 1.2 metres. Coupled with its universal compatibility, this external drive is robust and easy to use. Whether the goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Thunderbolt has everything users need.
- Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 transfer speeds
- Bus-powered and plug and play
- Drop-resistant rugged design
- Time Machine compatible
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
- AES 256-bit encryption protection
Did you notice?This drive is MIL-compliant for superior data protection from accidental drops.
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What's in the Box?
- LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series hard drive
- USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
- Thunderbolt cable
- Quick install guide
- Complete software suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Wuala Secure Cloud Storage
- Other Features: Data Encryption,Time Machine Compatible
- Connections: Thunderbolt,USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 24.7 mm/0.97 in.
- Width: 89 mm/3.5 in.
- Weight: 260 g
- Length: 140 mm/5.51 in.
- OS X 10.5 or later
- Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000294
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003296
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What about power consumption if i connect it to MBA? Will a substantial MBA battery drainage occur?
- Asked by Anatolii N from Cupertino
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can i use my mini mac with os x ver 10.5.8 with the LaCie 500GB Rugged triple
- Asked by John W from Clinton
Yes, via USB 2.0 only. No way to use the faster USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt connection.
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
All that this external drive contains is a thunderbolt/usb3 to Sata 3 interface as the actual hard d All that this external drive contains is a thunderbolt/usb3 to Sata 3 interface as the actual hard drive that is inside the enclosure is a standard Sata hard drive used in most laptops and computers.
The Sata interface has a maximum theoretical speed of 6Gb/s. SSD drives are only just starting to reach the point where they are running fast enough that the Sata interface is too slow. The hard drive inside here on the other hand, cannot get anywhere near the maximum of the internal Sata interface and thus the standard USB3 only version will perform the same as this model. The use of thunderbolt makes no sense on this hard drive as USB3 is more than fast enough.
Simply put, thunderbolt is 10Gb/s, the hard drive inside runs on Sata which is 6Gb/s and the hard drive itself isn't fast enough to make use of all that speed as the hard drive runs a lot slower than 6Gb/s. The hard drive will only go at the pace of the slowest component. Being that the hard drive spins at 5400rpm, it's a slow hard drive. Put in perspective though, even the 10000rpm harddrives used in enterprise are not fast enough use all the 6Gb/s that Sata provides, don't worry the 5Gb/s of usb3 is more than enough.
The SSD model on the other hand makes sense. If you want performance, get the SSD model, save a little money and get the standard USB3 version of this drive if you need the capacity, both this drive and the standard drive will perform the same.
This product only makes sense if a fusion drive was inside, saying that though, that probably wouldn't need more than the available speed of USB3. …
- Answered by Michael S
is this drive bootable via Thunderbolt?
- Asked by David C W from Atlanta
You can use Disk Utility System Restore or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your internal hard dr Yes.
You can use Disk Utility System Restore or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your internal hard drive or any bootable volume to the Rugged.
It will be able to boot your modern Intel based Mac whether connected via USB 3.0, USB2.0, or Thunderbolt. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
I need to back up files (mostly pics and videos) from a pc and a mac, what do you recommend?
- Asked by Roselyn F from Weehawken
This hard drive definitely, you can partition the drive into two separate ones. So one can be for th This hard drive definitely, you can partition the drive into two separate ones. So one can be for the mac and one for the pc. If you have videos the thunderbolt option makes sense for thee mac side and this also supports usb 3 for the pc or mac. …
- Answered by Maxwell H from Woodland