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
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Ratings & Reviews
I got this drive to use with my new MacBook Air. It's really good - response time is very quick, there're no hang ups, in fact I'v I got this drive to use with my new MacBook Air. It's really good - response time is very quick, there're no hang ups, in fact I've had no problems whatsoever with it. It runs very fast, and I'm getting excellent results with it. My system backups and are much quicker now. I'd highly recommend this drive to any audio/video editing professional. …
- Written by Avril N
15 of 16 people found this useful
Great Speedy Drive
What sold me on purchasing this drive was the fact that it's SSD. I needed some speedy storage for my video projects, and it fit t What sold me on purchasing this drive was the fact that it's SSD. I needed some speedy storage for my video projects, and it fit the bill perfectly. It's very fast, and virtually makes no noise. Now, editing is a breeze. I definitely recommend! …
- Written by Antoine D
9 of 10 people found this useful
Great Design and Works Great
I work as a freelancer so I'm usually running between a bunch of workspaces and projects. I usually work off my Mac, but have driv I work as a freelancer so I'm usually running between a bunch of workspaces and projects. I usually work off my Mac, but have drives and monitors to connect to at each gig. This drive is very fast, has got a good sturdy design and fits in well with my "portable office" setup. …
- Written by Randy S
10 of 12 people found this useful
Speed nothing to get excited about
Positive: Easy & quick to set up.
Negative: Set up was the fast part; it took eight minutes to transfer a 3Gb pst file from the Positive: Easy & quick to set up.
Negative: Set up was the fast part; it took eight minutes to transfer a 3Gb pst file from the drive via Thunderbolt to a lastest model (2013) Macbook Air, which is no faster than USB 3.
On the whole quite disappointing, especially for this price. …
- Written by James P A from Cheltenham
As someone who does a lot of video and photo editing, I was after a portable device that would be able to transfer data at high sp As someone who does a lot of video and photo editing, I was after a portable device that would be able to transfer data at high speeds and reliably. So far, I've gotten everything that I need from this SSD Rugged drive. The storage capacity could be a bit bigger, but it's perfectly fine for the work that I have at the moment and with a Thunderbolt connection, I'm in heaven. …
- Written by Piper G
If you are a composer/musicians this is a gift from heaven.
No moving parts-no background noise at all.
And observe : 256 GB on If you are a composer/musicians this is a gift from heaven.
No moving parts-no background noise at all.
And observe : 256 GB on this can store more songs than 256 GB on and old firewire.
It is pretty ugly,but who cares- it is hidden behind the computer
- Written by Bo B from KØBENHAVN NV
4 of 5 people found this useful