With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports, the LaCie Rugged hard drive is a perfect match for your Mac or PC. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus-powered through the included USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables. Its portability and interfaces make it the must-have partner for your new Mac.
Get lightning-fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. The HDD version gives you up to 110MB/s, a 35% improvement over FireWire 800. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.
All-points data protection
The LaCie Rugged is MIL-compliant for superior data protection from accidental drops up to 1.2 meters (4 feet). Whether it falls off your desk or out of the pocket of your safari jacket, you can be confident that your data is still accessible. The LaCie Rugged is 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.
- Universal connectivity with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
- Bus-powered and plug and play
- Drop-resistant rugged design
- Time Machine compatible
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
Did you notice?Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables are included.
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
- Connections : Thunderbolt,USB 3.0
- Height : 0.97 in./2.47 cm
- Width : 3.5 in./8.9 cm
- Weight : 9.2 oz./260 g
- Length : 5.51 in./14 cm
- Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
- Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
- Mfr. Part Number : 9000294
- UPC or EAN No. : 093053003296
- 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
Ratings & Reviews
-Super fast Read/Write Speeds for a 5400rpm HDD
-Price (Amazing deal)
-Comes with Thunderbolt and USB3 Cable
-Drop resist ant up to 4ft with Orange Casing
-Orange Casing can be removed to match your iMac/MacBook's aluminum style
-Drive gets hot (You really shouldn't be touching it anyways)
-Only one Thunderbolt port (no daisy chaining to other devices) …
- Written by Basil M from Bartlett
222 of 246 people found this useful
An Excellent Buy
I picked up one of these at my local Apple Store the other day, and it has been working like a dream. I haven't noticed any of pro blems other users seem to have had. Obviously it doesn't stay ice-cold when you've got it plugged in and working full-tilt. Likewise, it won't perform as fast as say, the SSD versions on Thunderbolt, but comparing it to USB and FW800 drives I also use, this sucker is wicked fast! …
- Written by William M from Minneapolis
177 of 190 people found this useful
Fast and well built
Got it last week, what a blast! Performance is great over Thunderbolt which is perfect for my last year's Mac. At last the rugged portable drive with Thunderbolt. …
- Written by serious I
183 of 206 people found this useful
Great Enclosure for an easy SSD replacement
I bought two of these for the sole purpose of replacing the hard drive with a 256GB Crucial SSD. My file transfer via the Finder p erformance is about 380MB read and 280MB write. Like some other posts on here, I have seen some unusual disconnect issues with the supplied Thunderbolt cable. I have not had any issues with the white Apple cables nor with the supplied USB 3.0 cable. …
- Written by Rob C from Cupertino
2 of 3 people found this useful
Works like a charm
For security, I used to always copy the files I needed for a meeting onto a usb stick rather than taking the drive with all of the supporting documentation. Thankfully with the encryption that comes with the Rugged, I know that my data is secure so rather than waste time copying a few files, I can take the drive with me. The drive has good speeds, and it has not given me any connection problems using USB3 or Thunderbolt. …
- Written by Imogen M
4 of 5 people found this useful
Broke within 1 month, all data lost
After one month of good, fast, performance the drive stopped showing up on my computer whenever I would plug it in. After speaking with tech support it was determined that it was a hardware problem and, still being under warranty, they said I could get it fixed for free.
However, I was informed that to get any information off of the drive I would have to contact a company called d2Recovery (or someone similarly qualified) who solemnly informed me that the service would be $400 or $1000 depending on what was wrong with the drive.
Waste of money, I'll be asking for a refund and will go with a more reliable company and a more reliable product. If you do go with this company be sure to pay more money for a backup service. Though this is a "rugged" drive it spent all of its time in a computer bag, never had the change to utilize its supposed ruggedness.
I'll be more cautious purchasing any more hardware tacitly endorsed by Apple in the future.
Disappointed is an understatement here. …
- Written by Christopher P from Boone
3 of 10 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by John W from Clinton
- Apr 15, 2013
- Asked by David C W from Atlanta
- Oct 24, 2012
You can use Disk Utility System Restore or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your internal hard dr ive 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
- Oct 26, 2012
- Asked by Roselyn F from Weehawken
- Mar 11, 2013
I can. I bought the drive and was shocked to only get 110 MB/s, which is faster than my Firewire 80 0 LaCie Rugged drives, but not by much. Compare that to my Pegasus R6 12TB Thunderbolt set to RAID5 which gets more than 600 MB/s.....I don't know if it is the 5400 rpm thing or not, but this is silly. …
- Answered by Scot Y from Jamaica Plain
- Mar 12, 2013
Would my iTunes work if I moved all music/movie files to this harddrive? I'm completely out of space on my Macbook Pro & am looking for alternatives.
- Asked by Katie B from Elizabethtown
- Feb 19, 2013
Yes. Follow instructions within iTunes for moving your Library to an external drive.
Of course, y ou will only be able to listen to your music or podcasts, or view your videos when drive is connected and available.
A better method is to give some consideration to move some of your less frequently needed documents to the external drive. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
- Feb 22, 2013
- Asked by Grace R from Jersey City
- Jan 12, 2013