The LaCie Rugged Triple Hard Drive provides universal connectivity: It gives you the superior speeds of USB 3.0 and FireWire 800, and full backward compatibility with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than seven seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. And the 7200-rpm spindle speed (500GB model only), allows speeds up to 110MB/s. Whether your goal is super speed or complete compatibility, the Rugged Triple has everything you need.
Four levels of rugged protection
Conforms to military standard 810-F, and can support drops from up to two meters (6.56 ft). Carry your files anywhere with confidence, thanks to a shock-absorbing sleeve, aluminum anti-scratch casing, internal rubber bumpers and a 1000G shock-resistant hard drive.
A fifth level of data security
Standard LaCie AES 256-bit encryption software makes it easy for you to create a password-protected area on your drive where you can securely store all of your confidential information.
- Triple interface, bus powered, plug and play
- Maximum speed up to 110MB/s
- Shock-proof design
- Time Machine compatible
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
Did you notice?Keep your data safe with a hard drive that's comfortably mounted on four independent suspensions and has a protective external bumper.
Apple Recommends ForHandle backup, video storage and large data volume exchange from your Mac wherever you go.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie Rugged Hard Drive Triple USB 3.0
- USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)
- FireWire 800 cable
- Quick install guide
- Complete software suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode, Wuala
- Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Firewire 800, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 1 in./2.8 cm
- Width: 3.5 in./9 cm
- Weight: 9.2 oz./260 g
- Length: 5.7 in./14.5 cm
- OS X 10.5 or later
- 600 MB free
- USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- 600 MB free
- USB 3.0, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 301983
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053822019
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two-year limited
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
This Rugged drive is brilliant. It's both functional and sexy. I bought the 500 GB version and I haven't been happier. It performs This Rugged drive is brilliant. It's both functional and sexy. I bought the 500 GB version and I haven't been happier. It performs exactly how I need it to while staying quiet and blending in with my other equipment. It's good to finally see an external drive that is both practical and appealing to the eye. …
- Written by Jackson T
68 of 72 people found this useful
I love this drive!
I needed a drive for backups while travelling and extra storage. This one is perfectly compatible with Time Machine, I use it to b I needed a drive for backups while travelling and extra storage. This one is perfectly compatible with Time Machine, I use it to backup data from my Mac Air. All works very well, no complaints at all. It's a tough little drive, I don't worry about my data security anymore and the encryption is a nice bonus. I highly recommend it. …
- Written by Holden M
56 of 58 people found this useful
Excellent Rugged Drive
It's good to know with the Rugged that I don’t have to be overly gentle with it. I' ve lost count of the number of times I've trie It's good to know with the Rugged that I don’t have to be overly gentle with it. I' ve lost count of the number of times I've tried carefully to protect my portable drives only to have them drop off the table. The rugged design alone has me resting comfortably let alone the added levels of data protection that come with the drive (encryption, cloud storage..) …
- Written by Grace C
57 of 60 people found this useful
Problems with firewire
I have known a few people who eventually have problems with the firewire ports… and now its my turn. Trying to plug in my hard dri I have known a few people who eventually have problems with the firewire ports… and now its my turn. Trying to plug in my hard drive and its not working. One firewire port went out a while ago and now the other one is done. Thought this hard drive was cool when i first got it but not any more. It also gets really hot after about 20 minutes of use. I really like my G Drive i think ill stick with that company better. The rugged is not that rugged, maybe its good for people who are not moving around to much but I dj and use this as my audio drive for production files as well. I can't afford a drive that going to fail. This drive is not worth the money. …
- Written by John M from Commerce
2 of 3 people found this useful
Dead after 6 months
Hard drive failed after 6 months. Never left the desk and is so destroyed data cannot be recovered. They say it's to be blamed on Hard drive failed after 6 months. Never left the desk and is so destroyed data cannot be recovered. They say it's to be blamed on a faulty connection on the actual drive. Ridiculous. Thought I could trust this drive to hold family photos/videos but now they are all lost after just 6 months. Maybe this is why it is marked as unavailable for purchase online? Buyer beware. …
- Written by Jennifer L from Medford
5 of 6 people found this useful
Excellent external hard drive, great for backups. Very quick with USB 3. Very portable. The enclosure is well designed to protect Excellent external hard drive, great for backups. Very quick with USB 3. Very portable. The enclosure is well designed to protect the drive with a bright orange bumper to absorb impacts and several other layers of protection underneath it. This is a very reassuring feature, and makes the drive an excellent product. …
- Written by Haley S
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can i use this to install and run AutoCAD Civil 3D from my Macbook Pro, late 2013 model ?
- Asked by David H from Portland
- Mar 16, 2014
I have short home videos on my MacBook Pro, taken with iPhone. Can I store these videos on this drive and watch them on another MacBook via USB 2.0 ?
- Asked by Edwin R from Pensacola
- Feb 15, 2014
does it hold anything other than video
- Asked by Sam M from Northfield
- Apr 5, 2014
Yes, it will hold everything/anything you need to save.
- Answered by John H from Malibu
- Apr 7, 2014
does LaCie 500GB hard drive work with IMAC
- Asked by Lucretia P from Philadelphia
- Jan 1, 2014
can you transfer pictures from iPhone to this device?
- Asked by Reuben J from San Francisco
- Dec 6, 2012
No. You can't physically plug your iPhone in and transfer pictures. The only way is to download the No. You can't physically plug your iPhone in and transfer pictures. The only way is to download the pictures from your iPhone to your computer, then transfer the pictures from your computer to the hard drive. …
- Answered by Carson D from Belleair
- Dec 31, 2012