- Model Number: 9000491
LaCie 9000491 Rugged Thunderbolt Professional All-Terrain Storage 500GB SSD
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- Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 MB/s
- USB 3.0 for universal connectivity
- Bus powered for complete mobility
- Shock, dust, and water resistant for all-terrain use
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My computer is iMac; 21,5"; Late 2012; 3.1MHz Intel Core i7; 16gb ram; 512gb SSD.
With TB connection used, BlackMagic test for the LaCie shows R385/W336mbps. Actual measured copy/paste file transfer speed about 275mbps for 160gb mixed-data transfer. (text, photos, movies) That's about 3.6 seconds per gigabyte. Switching to USB3 connection showed identical performance.
This drive's measured actual transfer speed of about 275mbps is faster than the computer's own internal transfer speed of about 190mbps. I've never owned an external device that transferred data faster than the computer itself! I regard as astonishing.
Caution...I strongly suspect that if you don't have internal SSD or USB3 or Thunderbolt connection, there will not be any advantage for you. The drive itself, and the cables supplied with the device are up to the task but if your own computer's internals aren't, you're not going to get the speed you're hoping for. No consumer-level spinning drive will transfer data this fast. USB2 would make it utterly pointless.
This is expensive storage. I need the speed and my computer is capable, so I paid the price. If you don't need/want speed, and/or your existing computer isn't capable of it, there are MUCH less expensive alternatives.
I have one of those, too: 5/2014 LaCie d2 Thunderbolt/USB3 7200rpm 4T plug-in external drive. This is top-line for external spin-drive. I regard it as "fast" and am completely satisfied with it.Read more ›
I bought this to clone my computer nightly using a program called Super Duper.
Yesterday, my internal SSD just died. It wasn't seen in Disk Utility. You couldn't boot from it. I even took it out and put it in a USB3-SATA enclosure and it didn't show up there.
While I'm waiting for the new one to arrive, though, this thing has worked flawlessly. I cannot discern any difference in performance between it and my internal SSD. Recovering from the crash was as simple as powering up with the option key pressed down, and selecting the Lacie as my boot drive. After that, 99.9% of everything was identical, since it was a cloned copy of the dead SSD (I had to re-authorize a few applications to open, and re-enter a few passwords -- that was it). I'm very pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This drive is FAST! I was a little concerned about having a permanently attached cable (Thunderbolt) in case something happens to it, but I keep it wrapped around the unit when not... Read morePublished 8 months ago by keith j
Outperforms the built-in 512GB SSD on my retina imac. Highly recommended.Published 9 months ago by Michael C. Jackson
Happy with the system overall but ccncerned that the connection wire doesn't seem to match the quality. It wants to wobble. Hoping it lasts.Published 9 months ago by LoveCO
Super fast. Works great for backing up timelapse when I'm on trips.Published 10 months ago by ONElapse
This is the future. This thing is freakin amazing. I can't speak highly enough of the quality of the design, construction, and performance. You definitely get what you pay for.Published 11 months ago by Aaron Smiley
Works great as a boot drive for a 2011 iMac thru an elgato thunderbolt external port.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great and fast flash memory disk essential if you want to run Window/Bootcamp from an external drive. It was also 25% less here than same item in the Apple Store. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Pentelho
My Time Machine back-ups take only a few seconds now and with ZERO noise. Sitting at my desk all day listening to an external spin drive start and stop every hour was driving me... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dannytexas
This is a great little drive. Super fast and the self contained thunderbolt cable is perfect.Published 13 months ago by ASR