LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

Product Information

  • Overview

    Universal connectivity

    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.

    No-compromise speed

    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.

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Keep the valuable data on your Mac safe wherever your travel - no matter how difficult the conditions.
  • What's in the Box?

    • LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 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
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Data Encryption, Time Machine compatible
    • Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Power Source: Bus Powered
    • 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
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8

    Windows

    • Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 9000294
    • UPC or EAN No.: 093053003296

    Warranty

    • 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

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Great Value!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros
    -Super fast Read/Write Speeds for a 5400rpm HDD
    -Price (Amazing deal)
    -Comes with Thunderbolt and USB3 Cable
    -Drop resist Pros
    -Super fast Read/Write Speeds for a 5400rpm HDD
    -Price (Amazing deal)
    -Comes with Thunderbolt and USB3 Cable
    -Drop resistant up to 4ft with Orange Casing
    -Orange Casing can be removed to match your iMac/MacBook's aluminum style

    Cons
    -Drive gets hot (You really shouldn't be touching it anyways)
    -Only one Thunderbolt port (no daisy chaining to other devices)

    • Written by from Bartlett

    312 of 351 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Value!
  • Fast and well built

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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

    230 of 266 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fast and well built
  • An Excellent Buy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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 problems 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 from Minneapolis

    225 of 257 people found this useful

    Was this useful? An Excellent Buy
  • Good drive, but not as fast as you expect.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The description of this drive is a little misleading. True, it is a Thunderbolt External drive, and Thunderbolt is 10Gbs. But th The description of this drive is a little misleading. True, it is a Thunderbolt External drive, and Thunderbolt is 10Gbs. But that is 10Gbs to the INTERFACE! On the other side of the interface is a slow, 5400 RPM drive. It was actually slower than my USB 2.0 drive. I am using it to run a virtual Windows 7 machine that was previously on my MacBook Air, built-in SSD drive. When I ran out of space on the SSD, I moved it to the USB and ran it from there. It was adequate, but noticeably slower than before. I decided the Thunderbolt had to be some improvement, but actually ran slower, due to the pretty cheap hard drive. So I decided to void the warranty and take the enclosure apart and install an SSD drive in the enclosure. Now it is extremely fast, but I don't like that I paid $200 for a Thunderbolt enclosure. But it's a nice enclosure.

    • Written by from Campobello
    Was this useful? Good drive, but not as fast as you expect.
  • Great product and really useful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works beautifully and was easy to setup. Using it with my MacBook Pro and haven't had any issues at all. The drive is fast, and ru Works beautifully and was easy to setup. Using it with my MacBook Pro and haven't had any issues at all. The drive is fast, and runs very quietly. I've uploaded my entire music archive on it in no time compared to my old USB2 drive. I also love the build, the rugged design and the reliability.

    • Written by

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product and really useful
  • Fast and sturdy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I use this drive to transfer large files while on set to my Macbook Pro. It works flawlessly so far. Thunderbolt interface is inde I use this drive to transfer large files while on set to my Macbook Pro. It works flawlessly so far. Thunderbolt interface is indeed very fast. The build quality is great and the design is very solid. Very happy with this unit.

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    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fast and sturdy

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