LaCie 301290 250GB Rugged All-Terrain USB 2.0 Portable Hard Disk
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- Ultra durable 250 GB USB portable storage for people on the go
- USB powered; no bulky power adapter required
- Drop-resistant aluminum alloy shell with bumpers can withstand vertical drops of up to 35 inches
- Measures 3.5 x 1 x 5.7 inches (WxHxD); weighs less than 9 ounces; 2-year limited warranty
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To survive in the real world, your data needs the protection of the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk. The exclusive creation of world-renown designer Neil Poulton, this durable, portable storage solution offers a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface connection. Simply plug it into any PC or Mac with a USB port for backup, archiving and large data exchange anywhere. Its unique scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to harsh elements for extra protection along the road of your adventures. Average Seek Time (Write) - <12ms Maximum Drop Height - 35 in. / 90 cm in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode) Software - LaCie '1-Click Backup Software (Windows / Mac OS 10.2 or greater) - Silverkeeper for automatic backup and file verification with Mac OS 9 & Mac OS X; Driver-free for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista and Mac OS X; Silverlining for Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and Mac OS 9 Unit Size - 3.5 x 1 x 5.7 in. / 90 x 25 x 145 mm (WxHxD); Weight - 8.8 oz. / 250 g System Requirements - Mac OS 10.x / Mac OS 9.x; Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 98SE / Windows Me
From the Manufacturer
The LaCie Rugged All-Terrain 301290 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Disk is built to survive the harsh elements of the real world. This durable, portable storage drive offers 250 GB of storage with a high-speed USB 2.0 interface, and is built with a rugged, drop-resistant aluminum alloy shell and a shock-resistant rubber bumper.
If you travel a lot with your data, the Rugged All-Terrain is the drive is for you. Perfect for users who need backup, storage and large-volume exchange for office files, photos, music and even video clips, the Rugged All-Terrain is USB bus-powered, which means that it uses the power of the connected computer to operate and doesn't require an additional AC adapter or power cord.
The Rugged All-Terrain offers the cross-platform convenience of high-speed USB 2.0 interface and is USB 1.1 backward compatible. With its driver-free and plug-and-play functionality, exchanging data between Macs and PCs is as easy as it gets--simply plug it into any computer with a USB port and you're ready to go. (The Rugged All-Terrain requires no extra drivers for Windows XP/2000/Vista and Mac OS X operating systems.) It even comes with a power-sharing cable for low-powered USB hubs and computers.
The drive features a spin speed of 5400 RPM, an 8 MB cache, and a transfer rate of up to up to 480 Mbits per second. Measuring a mere 3.5 x 1 x 5.7 inches (WxHxD) and weighing less than nine ounces, the Rugged All-Terrain is designed to 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.
Included with the drive are LaCie software bundles to enhance its performance and functionality, including LaCie's 1-Click Backup Software (for Mac and PC) and SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac).
Mobile, All-Terrain Protection
Designed exclusively for LaCie by world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged All-Terrain is built like an off-road vehicle, ready to withstand the bumps and bruises of your travels. Its unique, scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make it especially resistant to harsh elements. In fact, the drive is designed to withstand vertical drops of up to 35 inches while in non-operating mode. (Dropping the drive while it's in operation, however, could cause damage, so be careful!)
For additional styling points, the Rugged All-Terrain can be outfitted with additional colorful bumpers that will keep your drive protected. Easy-to-change and durable once on, they are made of the same quality rubber as the original bright orange Rugged sleeve. The optional set of three additional bumpers, which is sold seperately, includes green-grey, blue-grey and black bumpers.
The LaCie Rugged All-Terrain Portable Hard Drive is backed by a 2-year limited warranty.
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 differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology.
What's in the Box
LaCie Rugged Hard Disk, high-speed USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible), USB power-sharing cable, quick install guide, user's manual, LaCie 1-Click Backup Software (Windows/Mac), LaCie SilverKeeper Backup Software (Mac), and LaCie Silverlining Software (Windows/Mac).
Top customer reviews
Very durable with rubber protection if dropped. Basically after you set it up your off adding your photos. USB and Firewire.
Oh sure - installation and the initial 'get it up and running' was as easy as pie - but on the 8th day in use (even tho it remained connected to a single computer via its supplied USB cable - and this computer is always up and running, 24/7) the LaCie icon for this little orange and aluminum "bugger" began suddenly and quite ANNOYINGLY/REPEATEDLY disappearing from my desktop (I'm on an iMac, BTW) - while I was in the middle of data/files' transfer.
I can hear the near-silent hum of it running (it makes the noise it's supposed to be making - when it WORKS), but this drive is NOT reliable.
I've tried 6 ways (no... wait... 156 ways!) till Sunday to get the icon to reappear, but nope. No help from searching online or on the LaCie site, either.
I still can't get the icon for this thing to reappear on my desktop, and I'm no "newbie" to using external drives or computers.
In my opinion, it's JUNK - don't buy it.
It makes a semi-good paperweight or something you could hurl across the room and perhaps bruise someone in the head with (it does have little rubber bumpers - might not do THAT much damage to whomever it hit...), and that's about it.
H-m-m-m-m-m-m-m... maybe doing THAT will aptly "test" it's "ruggedness"....
"LaCie 301371 500GB Rugged All-Terrain FireWire 800/ FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive." A much better deal if your computer supports firewire.
I mistakenly thought this paticular LaCie had the Firewire connections---it only has USB 2.0, so downloading information on to this drive runs very slow. Spend the little extra for the firewire speed----Please note: First, check your Windows laptop to make certain that there are supports for Firewire. Some laptops Do Not support Firewire.
I have just purchased a 4th LaCie rugged all-terrain but it was not this unit . I purchased the
"LaCie 301371 500GB Rugged All-Terrain FireWire 800/ FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive"