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LaCie Rugged All-Terrain 1 TB FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive 301924

by LaCie

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1 TB
  • MIL-compliant; shock-proof up to 2.2 m
  • Maximum speed: up to 800Mbits/s with FireWire 800
  • Triple interface, bus powered, plug & play
  • Mac: Time Machine compatible
  • Design by Neil Poulton
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Technical Details

Capacity: 1 TB
  • Brand Name: LaCie
  • Model: 301924
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
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Product Details

Capacity: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 5.7 x 1 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003SO4F38
  • Item model number: 301924
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 12, 2010

Product Description

Capacity: 1 TB

From the Manufacturer

The LaCie Rugged 1 TB FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Disk is designed to withstand the harsh elements of the real world. This durable, portable drive offers 1 TB of storage with a triple interface for maximum compatibility and performance, and is built with a rugged, drop-resistant aluminum-alloy shell and a shock-resistant rubber bumper.

LaCie Rugged 1 TB FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Disk

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LaCie Rugged 1 TB

At a Glance:

  • 1 TB of disk space
  • Stylish and rugged enclosure designed by Neil Poulton
  • Bus-powered design doesn't need AC adapter
  • Triple interface for maximum compatibility
  • Easy setup doesn't need drivers
  • Backed by a three-year limited warranty
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The LaCie Rugged withstands bumps and shocks to keep your data safe and secure. View larger.
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With three connection interfaces, you'll have compatibility with nearly any computer. View larger.
Portable Data Shuttle

If you travel a lot with your data, the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is the drive for you. With 1 TB of storage, it's ideal for users who need backup, storage, and large-volume exchange for office files, photos, music, video clips, and any other data. The Rugged Hard Disk is bus-powered, so it uses the power of the connected computer to operate, and doesn't require an additional AC adapter or power cord.

The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is also available in 500 GB and 750 GB capacities.

Mobile, All-Terrain Protection

Designed exclusively for LaCie by world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged Hard Disk is built like an off-road vehicle, ready to withstand the bumps and bruises of your travels. Featuring a unique, scratch-protected, aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper, the drive is shockproof up to 2.2 meters. And it's MIL-compliant, meaning it meets a series of standards from the United States Army's Developmental Test Command that test how well a specific device performs when placed under stress or extreme conditions.

Also, the Rugged Hard Disk can be outfitted with additional colorful bumpers (sold separately). Easy-to-change with the same durability once on, the bumpers are made of the same quality rubber as the original bright orange sleeve. The optional set of three additional sleeves includes green-grey, blue-grey, and black bumpers.

Measuring 1 by 3.5 by 5.7 inches (H x W x D) and weighing 8.82 ounces, the Rugged Hard Disk is designed for travel and will fit easily in your briefcase or backpack. Take it with you on business trips and vacations, or use it for transferring files from one desktop computer to another.

Three Interfaces for Fast Connections

The Rugged Hard Disk offers speed and versatility with three connection interfaces, letting you use it with almost any computer. The FireWire 800 interface provides up to 800 Mbits/s data-transfer speed, ideal for video editing and other intensive work. FireWire 400--a preference of Mac users--provides 400 Mbits/s transfer speeds. And the nearly universal USB 2.0 interface offers a transfer rate of up to 480 Mbits/s, and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1.

With its driver-free and plug-and-play functionality, exchanging data between Macs and PCs is easy. Simply plug the Rugged Hard Disk into any computer with a USB port and you're ready to go. (The Rugged Hard Disk requires no extra drivers for Windows XP/2000/Vista and Mac OS X operating systems.) It also comes with a power-sharing cable for low-powered USB hubs and computers.

Included with the drive is backup software for both Windows and Mac. The Rugged Hard Disk is also Time Machine compatible.

About LaCie

Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple, and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore, and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has distinguished its products with original designs and leading-edge technology.

The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk (1 TB) is backed by a three-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

Rugged Hard Disk (1 TB), FireWire 800 cable, FireWire 400 cable, USB 2.0 cable, USB power-sharing cable, Quick Start Guide, Genie Backup Assistant (Windows), Intego Backup Assistant (Mac), and LaCie Setup Assistant.


Product Description

The LaCie 1TB Rugged Hard Disk Triple is the exclusive creation of world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, this portable external hard drive is one of our most popular products, and offers the supreme speed of FireWire 800, along with FireWire 400 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces for true universal connectivity. Conveniently bus-powered and plug & play, the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is ideal for backup, video storage, and large data volume exchange on the go. You can plug it into almost any computer anywhere for instant backup, video storage and large data volume exchange. Its unique scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to harsh elements, providing extra protection wherever you need it. Best of all, it's rated shock-proof up to 2.2 meters, and evaluated under the MIL-STD-810, a series of standards from the United States Army's Developmental Test Command that test how well a specific device performs when placed under stress or extreme conditions. System Requirements: Windows 200/XP/Vista or Mac OS 10.5 or higher, minimum 128 MB RAM. Box Contents: FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin) cable, FireWire 400 (6-to-6 pin) cable, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible), USB power-sharing cable, Quick Start Guide, Genie Backup Assistant Software with data restore for Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Intego Backup Assistant software with data restore for Mac OS X 10.4, LaCie Setup Assistant.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The drive still works great and I'm very happy with its durability.
trailguy
I will never buy another Lacie product and I advise you if you value your work not to either.
It's me
My drive died exactly 1 month and 1 week after the 3 year warranty.
sharon f

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

211 of 214 people found the following review helpful By Claire Jordan TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 7, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB
I've used LaCie drives for years and they seem to fail far less often than other drives I've used (WD, Seagate, Maxtor.) Perhaps one of the reasons that my hard drives fail often is that I tend to be a little rough on them. I edit video, often on location, so I drag my drives all over the place. I'm hoping with it's rubberized shell, this LaCie will go the distance. I love that it is self-powered so I don't have to lug a power adapter with me. It's one of the few portable drives that is fast enough for video editing. I purchased the case LaCie Cozy 3.5-Inch Hard Drive Carrying Case 130903 (Grey) for it as well to further protect it. I'll update this review if it dies.

Update: I've used this drive for a year and it's still going strong. I'm going to upgrade to a larger capacity model soon.

PS - It always makes my day to know that people find these reviews helpful. So, please vote (the "Was this review helpful to you: Yes or No" buttons) and leave a comment if you'd like, even if it's just to say, "Hi!" I respond to all comments so feel free to ask a question about the product. Also, when you leave a comment, I will go to your reviews and pay you the same courtesy.
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Size Name: 250 GB
The LaCie 250 GB Rugged Hard Disk with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB2.0 is a great unit that is ideal for those with fire-wire ports built-in to their laptops and computers. Unfortunately while most Macs have fire-wire built-in, right now the majority of Windows based laptops do not. That is changing as more PCs are getting them built-in. I need drives for several computers, including Mac, Windows and Linux boxes. Suffice it to say that this drive is definitely a must own if you have a Mac and may even be worth installing a fire-wire card if you have a PC.

While it is no secret that I love my WD hard-drives, the LaCie drive definitely outperforms it in a few key areas. So depending on your needs, it may be well worth the small premium to pick up the LaCie.

Don't get me wrong, when it comes to value and best performance for your buck the Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive (Intense Blue) is a great option. Like the LaCie, it has a variety of color options including black, red, white and blue. Of course changing colors on your LaCie is much easier than buying a different color WD drive when the mood strikes. The rugged color bands are interchangeable. The WD also doesn't have the "rugged" edges of the LaCie, and it only has USB 2.0 which makes it impractical for certain situations.

Namely, if you want to run something off your external drive, such as a program or a media library, the performance of USB alone is just not as good.
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127 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Ryan G on January 30, 2008
Size Name: 250 GB
I'm using this with my macbook pro. I looked around a lot because the macbook only has 2 USB ports, so I wanted something I could plug in somewhere else. The Firewire 800 is fast, and it powers the drive, so no carrying around another power pack.

The drive comes with all the cables you will need firewire 800, 400, USB, and a optional power cord if you have an older laptop that might not be pushing enough amps through the USB (ie. you may have to plug 1 USB in for the data, and 1 for the power).

It was plug and play for me. No installing of drivers or any other monkey biz. Just started backing up data.
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89 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Claire Jordan TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 7, 2010
Size Name: 320 GB
I've used LaCie drives for years and they seem to fail far less often than other drives I've used (WD, Seagate, Maxtor.) Perhaps one of the reasons that my hard drives fail often is that I tend to be a little rough on them. I edit video, often on location, so I drag my drives all over the place. I'm hoping with it's rubberized shell, this LaCie will go the distance. I love that it is self-powered so I don't have to lug a power adapter with me. It's one of the few portable drives that is fast enough for video editing. I purchased the case LaCie Cozy 3.5-Inch Hard Drive Carrying Case 130903 (Grey) for it as well to further protect it. I'll update this review if it dies.

Update: I've used this drive for a year and it's still going strong. I'm going to upgrade to a larger capacity model soon.

PS - It always makes my day to know that people find these reviews helpful. If you'd also like to ask a question or leave a comment I usually respond the same day, so if you have a question or comment (even if it's just to say, Hi!") feel free to post it below.

Thanks,
Claire
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89 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Mark Mitchell on July 18, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB
After 6 months of acceptable performance, the drive failed. I'm now on month 2 working with LaCie customer support "Mark H." who always promptly replies within 24 hours with one of three answers: 1. the cable I'm using is broken, not the drive; 2. the USB connection on my computer is broken, not the drive; 3. my computer is broken, not the drive.

Clearly, there's a pattern here.

I've tested all three of these possibilities many times and none of them are true. I've asked LaCie to replace the drive, and they (again, promptly and courteously) tell me I must have done something wrong when testing one of their theories. It's amazing.

So based on the number of negative reviews on Amazon, let's say there's a 25% chance the drive will fail. And based on my experience, you've got a 100% chance of never getting the drive replaced if it does fail.

So buying one of these means you've got a 1 in 4 chance of throwing your money down the toilet.
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