LaCie's Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 solid-state drive ensures that your projects aren't delayed by external drive/computer incompatibility. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports, the Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer on the planet. The Rugged is also fully bus-powered through the included USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables.
Get super-fast transfer speeds thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. Thanks to its SSD design, the Rugged delivers up to 380 MB/s. That's nearly five times better than FireWire 800. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Experience noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.
All-points data protection
The Rugged is MIL-compliant for superior data protection from accidental drops up to 4 feet (1.2 meters). Whether it falls off your desk or out your jacket pocket, you can be confident that your data is still accessible. This SSD version goes a step further for the ultimate in resilience against vibration and shock. It's 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 is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.
PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.
Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.
Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.
- Universal connectivity with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
- SSD SATA III (6 Gbit/s)
- Bus-powered for true portability
- Drop-resistant rugged design
- Time Machine compatible
- Thunderbolt cable included
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
Did you notice?Conveniently bus-powered, this drive also includes both Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables.
Apple Recommends ForKeep your Mac's valuable data safe wherever you travel – no matter how difficult the conditions.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie SSD Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Solid-State Drive
- Thunderbolt cable
- USB 3.0 cable (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
- 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
- OS X 10.5 or later
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000352
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053006068
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
I was very impressed when I bought this drive , the read and write speeds are consistently 400MBS read and write, definitely the f I was very impressed when I bought this drive , the read and write speeds are consistently 400MBS read and write, definitely the fastest portable external drive that I have ever used! …
- Written by Aaron B from GREENVILLE
103 of 110 people found this useful
This is noticeably faster than any of the portable drives I've previously used. The read and write speeds are fantastic - the comb This is noticeably faster than any of the portable drives I've previously used. The read and write speeds are fantastic - the combination of SSD and Thunderbolt is a marvel. In terms of capacity I actually wanted 500GB, but 256GB will do for now. The drive is excellent quality, and I really like the rugged tough design. Very pleased with it overall. …
- Written by Charles V
50 of 52 people found this useful
Fast. Really Fast.
I got this drive a couple of months ago to use with my iMac running OS X Lion. I'm very pleased with the way it works. Very fast. I got this drive a couple of months ago to use with my iMac running OS X Lion. I'm very pleased with the way it works. Very fast. And after several months of pretty intense use the drive hasn't slowed down and and has been nothing but fast and reliable. This unit truly delivers on all fronts.. …
- Written by Ainsley C
48 of 52 people found this useful
Great SSD drive, fast, rugged and just what I was looking for. It hugely improves my workflow and dramatically shortens the transf Great SSD drive, fast, rugged and just what I was looking for. It hugely improves my workflow and dramatically shortens the transfer time. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this drive to others. …
- Written by Harley C
Excellent Portable Drive
I'm very satisfied with this product in general, and with the encryption software in particular. If you think about it, this is a I'm very satisfied with this product in general, and with the encryption software in particular. If you think about it, this is a huge feature for computer workers like me who travel and visit different clients, as is the secure cloud storage that's included as part of the product. Performance-wise, the drive works seamlessly, is very fast and easy to use. …
- Written by Joseph M
3 of 3 people found this useful
Great MacBook Companion
The idea of an SSD drive was very attractive, but until recently I didn't feel ready to take the plunge. Now I can say that I'm ve The idea of an SSD drive was very attractive, but until recently I didn't feel ready to take the plunge. Now I can say that I'm very happy that I did. My Rugged's performance is outstanding, and I love all the extras, like the encryption software and the cloud storage. I completely recommend it. …
- Written by Lauren D
2 of 2 people found this useful