LaCie 256GB Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series SSD Hard Drive

LaCie 256GB Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series SSD Hard Drive

$349.95

5.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    LaCie's Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series 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 PC. 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.

    No-compromise performance

    Get super-fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. Thanks to its SSD design, the Rugged delivers up to 380 MB/s—the fastest fastest bus-powered product available. 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.

    About Thunderbolt

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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.
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  • What's in the Box?

    • LaCie SSD Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series hard 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
  • Tech Specs

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

    Mac

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

    Windows

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

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 9000352
    • UPC or EAN No.: 093053006068

    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 (5.0 average)
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  • Unbelievably fast!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was very impressed when I bought this drive , the read and write speeds are consistently 400MBS read and write, definitely the f I was very impressed when I bought this drive , the read and write speeds are consistently 400MBS read and write, definitely the fastest portable external drive that I have ever used!

    • Written by from GREENVILLE

    97 of 104 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Unbelievably fast!
  • Works Great

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is noticeably faster than any of the portable drives I've previously used. The read and write speeds are fantastic - the comb This is noticeably faster than any of the portable drives I've previously used. The read and write speeds are fantastic - the combination of SSD and Thunderbolt is a marvel. In terms of capacity I actually wanted 500GB, but 256GB will do for now. The drive is excellent quality, and I really like the rugged tough design. Very pleased with it overall.

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    45 of 47 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works Great
  • Fast. Really Fast.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I got this drive a couple of months ago to use with my iMac running OS X Lion. I'm very pleased with the way it works. Very fast. I got this drive a couple of months ago to use with my iMac running OS X Lion. I'm very pleased with the way it works. Very fast. And after several months of pretty intense use the drive hasn't slowed down and and has been nothing but fast and reliable. This unit truly delivers on all fronts..

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    44 of 48 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fast. Really Fast.
  • Fantastic - own 2

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellant for speed & ease of use. Found Universal Garmin GPS case fits well & has room for cables. Own 2 & thinking about a 3rd. Excellant for speed & ease of use. Found Universal Garmin GPS case fits well & has room for cables. Own 2 & thinking about a 3rd.
    Wish it was larger - have the 1TB SSD by LaCie, you can read my review on that.

    • Written by from Des Moines
    Was this useful? Fantastic - own 2
  • ZOOOOOM!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The faster external Hard Drive ever built by mankind. Thank you LaCie.

    • Written by from bogota

    9 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? ZOOOOOM!
  • Great item

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I use several of these drives to edit in the field. I work with a video producer who uses HD cam captures direct to drive. In the I use several of these drives to edit in the field. I work with a video producer who uses HD cam captures direct to drive. In the field I take a MacBook Pro and simply copy the footage across from HD cam to the LaCie. That frees up space on HD cam, and allows me to prepare the daily footage on my laptop. By the time were ready to go home, the footage is already prepared in a rough edit, and we can watch the daily cuts before we leave for the day.

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    17 of 17 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great item