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LaCie Rugged XL 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 301848U

by LaCie

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  • Stylish 1 TB external hard drive for added storage and system backup
  • Fast data transfer through eSATA interface or USB 2.0 connection
  • Automatic backup for no-hassle file protection
  • Styled exclusively for LaCie by renowned product designer Neil Poulton
  • Measures 5.1 x 1.7 x 8.5 inches; 2-year limited warranty
Power Consideration: This desktop class hard drive requires the use of a power adapter (included) to operate. It cannot be powered by a USB cable alone.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LaCie
  • Model: 301848U
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Hard Disk Description: Desktop
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 8.5 x 5.1 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0024R57U0
  • Item model number: 301848U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

The LaCie Rugged XL, Design by Neil Poulton combines high-capacity storage with a user-centric design. Setup is effortless; it¿s plug & play and offers customizable formatting with the LaCie Setup Assistant. LaCie Backup Assistant software is also included for PC/Mac users for easy, automatic backups. This advanced hard disk features aluminum casing, which provides superior protection on your desk. Its extremely resistant and tough design comes complete with a rubber sleeve, internal bumper, and heat dissipating features, making the LaCie Rugged XL both sturdy and effective. The LaCie Rugged XL makes a statement on your desktop, with its design, based on the original award-winning LaCie Rugged Hard Disk, and colorful presence. With versatile Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and the lightning-fast eSATA 3Gb/s interface means your Rugged XL will be as fast as it is reliable. The user-friendly LaCie Rugged XL, Design by Neil Poulton makes a great companion to your PC or Mac. System Requirements: PC or Mac with USB 2.0 interface or eSATA interface Windows® 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista¿/ Mac® OS X 10.3 or higher, Pentium II 350MHz processor or greater /G3, Mac Intel processor or greater Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended. Box Contents: LaCie Rugged XL, USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, External power supply, Quick Install Guide, LaCie Utilities (preloaded on the drive): LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie Backup Assistant, User Manual.

From the Manufacturer

The LaCie Rugged XL 1 TB Portable Hard Drive is built to meet all of your storage needs. With a stylish design by Neil Poulton, this durable drive offers one terabyte of storage along with a universal high-speed USB 2.0 connection and 3Gb/sec eSATA interface. The rugged aluminum alloy shell dissipates heat and complements any setup. An added bonus, the shock-resistant inner bumper and colorful exterior rubber surround protect the Rugged XL when you're transferring your data between machines.

The Rugged XL 1 TB Portable Hard Drive offers:
  • 1 TB of disk space.
  • Rugged design that withstands rigors of travel.
  • eSATA and USB 2.0 connections.
  • Stylish design by Neil Poulton.


The orange bumper adds some style while offering shock protection. View larger.


The Rugged XL has both an eSATA and a USB 2.0 port. View larger.
Massive Storage, Simple Operation
Back up your data or move large video and music files from computer to computer, and do it all with an easy interface that works with both Macs and PCs. Perfect for users who need backup, storage, and large-volume exchange for office files, photos, music, and even video clips, the Rugged XL has enough space to accommodate as many as 330,000 photos, 270,000 songs, or 1,420 DivX movies.

The Rugged XL offers the convenience of high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity (which is USB 1.1 backward compatible) along with a speedy eSATA interface. Exchanging data between Macs and PCs is simple, and all your files will automatically be backed up for added peace of mind. The Rugged XL requires no extra drivers for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X operating systems.

This high-performance drive features a transfer rate of up to three gigabits per second via its eSATA connection. Measuring 5.1 x 1.7 x 8.5 inches (WxHxD), the Rugged XL fits on any desktop and is small enough to move between work stations, so you can easily transfer massive amounts of data and back up multiple machines.

Included with the drive are LaCie software bundles to enhance performance and functionality, including LaCie's One-Click Backup Software (for Mac and PC) and SilverKeeper Backup Software (for Mac).

Protection for Hardware and Software
Styled exclusively for LaCie by the world-renowned product designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged XL is built to withstand bumps and scrapes, and it sports a unique look that is right at home on any desktop. Its unique, scratch-resistant aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper serve as an added layer of protection for your data. Additionally, an LED alerts you when the system is overheating or experiencing slower transfer rates.

The LaCie Rugged XL Hard Drive is backed by a two-year limited warranty.

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 through original designs and leading-edge technology.

What's in the Box
Rugged XL drive, eSATA cable, USB 2.0 cable, external power supply, quick-start guide, LaCie utilities (preloaded on hard drive), LaCie setup assistant, backup assistant, and user's manual.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Avoid, or at the very least, buyer beware.
Greyman
Although the drive was purchased in March; we've only been using it for the last three months.
Wendy Blankenship
It failed on me and we lost a bunch of pictures and other data.
JOHLAW

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 81 people found the following review helpful By J. Scott on July 11, 2009
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
The drive works fine, as expected. No problems at all. However, being a big fan of the smaller 2.5" rugged drives, I bought this sight unseen without reading the description. Turns out it's a 3.5" drive in a much larger enclosure that looks exactly like the smaller ones in a picture but is actually much larger. I'm an admitted bonehead, so it's my fault but I'm taking off a star for the drive looking exactly like the smaller version that has become a bit of a standard around Hollywood.

Also, there's now no express card slots in the new MacBook Pros, so you can't use esata at all. Not a good drive if you're looking to use it with a new Macbook Pro.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Agrelli on February 19, 2010
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
Strong, Easy to use and fast, faster when use eSATA. I use for my photo editions in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom 2.5. I do thousands of Wedding and Engagement photos, after work I put everything on this HDD. Is perfect combine with my Mac Book Pro. I recommend.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By R. Causey on November 11, 2011
Size Name: 2 TB
I purchase items from Amazon weekly and have never bothered to write a review on anything, but this product and company are so horrible, I felt it was important to share my experience. I purchased this Lacie so-called "rugged" hard drive in May 2011, right before my honeymoon to use as my back up hard drive. It seemed to work fine until one day in October 2011-- not 6 months later, I took the hard drive out of my computer bag to find that the place where the USB cord connected to the hard drive had come out of the drive and was now attached to the plug. I have in no way abused this hard drive either-- it has spent most of it's time just sitting on my desk. I was baffled as to how this "rugged" hard drive would just suddenly fall apart, but it all started to make since once I contacted Lacie (non) customer service. The wait time each time I called was OVER 4 HOURS. On the two occasions where I even bothered to wait to speak to a representative, they told me yes, my product was under warranty, and that I could mail it in and they would repair it free of charge, but that the drive would be wiped clean of all its data and that if I wanted my data recovered (in this case, my honeymoon pictures), it would cost OVER $500 dollars! I was in shock the first time I got off the phone, which is why my husband tried calling again, to see if there was some kind of miscommunication, but no. They actually told him that this sort of thing happens A LOT and that they ALWAYS charge for data recovery regardless of the fact that they produced and sold me a crummy, flimsy, not to mention expensive product no more than 6 months ago. To add insult to injury, this is the second Lacie product that has failed me, so I will NEVER purchase anything from this company again.Read more ›
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Ty on February 23, 2010
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I never write reviews because things usually work! I used this drive twice and it failed COMPLETELY on the 2nd job. Luckily the footage we shot was backed up on another drive or we would be dead in the water. Wish I could recommend this drive (have 4 of the 500GB rugged drives which seem to perform better) but buyer beware. They look cool but can't say the same for performance.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mi-Fi on May 8, 2011
Size Name: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased this drive with 1TB capacity & eSATA interface in June of 2010. I'm a DJ & digital media producer. I use both a MacBook Pro w/NTFS for Mac and a Sony Vaio notebook w/Windows Vista to access my media project library (900 GB of audio, video & photo files) stored on the LaCie Rugged XL. The eSATA connection was super fast and allowed non-latency editing of A/V projects directly to the drive. While I have kept the drive 'on' most of the time in the last 8 months, I have packed it up a few times to bring to clients'.

I also have two other LaCie external hard drives: [500GB LaCie Big Disk Extreme w/Triple Interface] & [1TB LaCie Hard Disk by Neil Poulton w/eSATA, Firewire & USB] Both drives had a 2 year warranty. Both served me well during the first year. Soon after at 13 months, the power supply of the Big Disk Extreme failed but LaCie kindly sent me a replacement along w/a RMA & FedEx return label for returning the defective part. Then, after 15 months of sedentary backup storage use, the 1TB Hard Disk failed. LaCie instructed me to ship the defective drive to them at my own cost for repair or refurbished replacement which seemed cheap on their part but I complied. 10 days later I received a refurbished replacement drive. This one similarly failed 10 months later and because the original failed hard drive was purchased 25 months ago, LaCie refused to honor the 2-year warranty on the refurbished which didn't seem right.

8 weeks ago while running a backup of the LaCie Rugged XL (one hour before departing on a 6-week trip abroad), the drive started making a high-pierced grinding and repetitive clicking noise then the icon vanished from my Desktop.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Keller on October 31, 2009
Size Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I recently got a new laptop with an ESATA port. I use this hard drive to make periodical backups for my computer. My laptop has ~250GB worth of stuff on it, so it saves a lot of frustration for an impatient guy like me when the transfer speed is so high. It's also pretty nice that it has USB compatibility as well. My previous computer was an old clunker from 2001, so it didn't have an ESATA port. When I got the new computer, I was able to use the USB connection to copy the files from the old computer onto the external drive, then use the ESATA connection to transfer that to the new computer (and at a faster speed, to boot.)
My only real complaint about this product? You can't use the ESATA and USB connections at the same time.
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