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 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.
- 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.
Apple Recommends ForKeep the valuable data on your Mac safe wherever your travel - no matter how difficult the conditions.
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 2.0, 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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Ratings & Reviews
I do a lot of rough video editing work in my home studio, and I rent out a proper studio for finishing and sound mixing. I wanted I do a lot of rough video editing work in my home studio, and I rent out a proper studio for finishing and sound mixing. I wanted a drive to transfer projects from my home studio to the professional studio, but I found that this drive was actually fast enough to use as a production drive. Now I keep my video projects on this drive and work directly from it. …
- Written by Ailey S
118 of 123 people found this useful
At last an external drive that allows me to use iPhoto and Aperture without tearing my hair out with desperation due to the sluggi At last an external drive that allows me to use iPhoto and Aperture without tearing my hair out with desperation due to the sluggish performance from my previous FW800 drives. Great price especially considering the included Thunderbolt cable which Apple sell for £39! Just plugged into the Tb socket on my iMac and ran the small Lacie setup and seconds later happiness! Only drawback this drive only has the one thunderbolt socket so no piggy backing, but it does have USB2/3 for older machines that may not have thunderbolt connectivity. Overall highly recommended! …
- Written by MICHAEL K from LONDON
57 of 60 people found this useful
Excellent portable storage.
I got one of these for VJing – I do a lot of gigs and festivals, which are always dirty and rough. This thing is heaps rugged, I'v I got one of these for VJing – I do a lot of gigs and festivals, which are always dirty and rough. This thing is heaps rugged, I've dropped it more times than I care to admit, and it's still going strong. It stores hours of footage, and it's fast enough to run the files direct off the drive. …
- Written by Chanel C
52 of 55 people found this useful
Excellent rugged drive
I travel a lot in my work, and the less stuff I have to deal with, the better, so having no separate power supply is a definite pl I travel a lot in my work, and the less stuff I have to deal with, the better, so having no separate power supply is a definite plus, as is the large amount of storage, not to mention an encryption capability that, aside from its intrinsic worth, helps offset the risk associated with such large capacity being encapsulated in such a small package. In short: I am very pleased with this drive. …
- Written by Lisa M
1 of 1 people found this useful
High quality storage solution
Excellent hard drive. I have been relying on it for work and it has surpassed my expectations. The USB and thunderbolt connections Excellent hard drive. I have been relying on it for work and it has surpassed my expectations. The USB and thunderbolt connections are very fast.. …
- Written by Bert O
1 of 1 people found this useful
Great External Drive
Equipped with both USB and Thunderbolt connections this drive has a rugged case and is really very light to carry around. The spee Equipped with both USB and Thunderbolt connections this drive has a rugged case and is really very light to carry around. The speed is wonderful and the design is great. Perfect for working on the go. …
- Written by Ellie M
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
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Will this drive's thunderbolt port work with Apple's firewire adapter? I'm answering my own question as a FAQ: No it does not. See below
- Asked by Wolf M from Grafton
does this drive have password protection
- Asked by Mark D. H from Lynchburg
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