|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
LaCie (LAC9000633) Rugged Mini 4TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD – USB 3.0 USB 2.0 Compatible, Drop Shock Dust Rain Resistant Shuttle Drive, For Mac And PC Computer Desktop Workstation PC Laptop
|Compatible Devices||Mac OS X 10.5 or Later and Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10|
|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
|Read Speed||130 Megabytes Per Second|
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- Travel with a massive capacity of up to 4TB in an ultra compact portable external hard drive LaCie Rugged Mini
- For those who have a need for speed, seamlessly connect to USB 3.0 computers and transfer content fast with speeds of up to 130MB/s
- Trek confidently with an external hard drive that offers all terrain durability of drop, crush, and water resistance
- Take advantage of a complimentary 1 month membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan for access to awesome photo and video editing apps
- Enjoy long term peace of mind with the included 2 year limited warranty
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The Smallest Rugged Around
With capacities of up to 5TB, the LaCie Rugged Mini is a small but mighty USB 3.0 portable hard drive. Perfect for busy creatives, it offers premium protection for photos, footage, and more while delivering Mac and Windows compatibility, fast speeds, and customizable backup.
Puny? Think Again.
Small it may be, but when put to the test Rugged Mini kept data alive under the weight of 1-ton car. And its strength doesn't stop there. From mother nature to studio sets to crammed travel bags, this portable hard drive's compact yet robust design works overtime to help protect photos and more.
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Loads of Capacity
With up to 5TB of space, Rugged Mini is ideal for moving footage from on-set to post-production, or for storing massive content library.
Fast Transfer Speeds
With speeds of up to 130MB/s, Rugged Mini enables seamless transfers and backups.
Easy Backup Software
LaCie Toolkit offers on-demand, one-click back-up, scheduled automatic backups, and folder syncing across multiple devices.
Edit with Creative Cloud
Turn raw footage into flawless productions with one free month of Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.
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|Compatible Devices||Mac OS X 10.5 or Later and Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10||Laptop, Desktop||Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Window 7. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X||PC, mac, PS4, Xbox||Mac, PC desktop and laptop||Desktop, Laptop, Television|
|Digital Storage Capacity||4 TB||5 TB||4 TB||2 TB||4 TB||2 TB|
|File System||unformatted||—||NTFS||—||—||HFS, HFS+|
|Hard Disk Description||Mini||Portable||Portable||Portable||Desktop||Portable|
|Hard Disk Size||4 TB||5.0 TB||4.0 TB||2 TB||—||2.0 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 2.0, USB Type C, USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB Type C||USB, USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||3.39 x 0.75 x 5.31 inches||1.02 x 3.39 x 5.32 inches||4.40 x 3.20 x 0.83 inches||4.60 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches||0.79 x 3.59 x 4.88 inches||4.33 x 3.21 x 5.00 inches|
|Item Weight||0.88 lbs||0.88 lbs||0.52 lbs||6.72 ounces||0.88 lbs||4.64 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||4 TB||5 TB||4 GB||—||4 TB||2 TB|
Travel with capacity of 4TB in an ultra compact portable hard drive—LaCie Rugged Mini. Seamlessly connect to USB 3.0 computers, transfer content fast with speeds of up to 130MB/s, and trek confidently with all terrain durability of drop, crush, and rain resistance. This drive even includes a complimentary one month membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan for access to awesome photo and video editing apps, as well as a two year limited warranty for long term peace of mind.
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- Great capacity to price ratio
- As a backup drive, it is really fast for a spinning disk
- It really will survive a waist high drop
- Really slow in Lightroom - even with USB-C
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What the hell product did you come up with, dear Seagate? Is it an apple, pear, orange or simply a flop? Why?
It is not enoigh the Google owns you guys, you just have to give in to your precious data storage too -- Seagate. Once exemplary, now the bottom of the hole.
Will NEVER BUY LaCie after Seagate flop miracle!!! Suggest DO NOT BUY to anyone who respects themselves as specialist in the field or simply advanced consumer.
APPARENTLY SEAGATE CAN BUY 6 GOOD REVIEWS, BUT CAN YOU TRUST THESE AT ALL?
NO RESPECT FOR SUCH COMPANY FROM ME!
Very disappointed customer!!!
I own about 20 external drives, so I am quite familiar with what to expect. This drive is among the slowest I have encountered. I have a 6 year old USB 1 drive that speedier than this drive. Using a MacBook Pro 2018 with Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 connections, this drive transfers data at the rate of about 25 MB per second, not the 510 MB stated on the product. I am less than impressed at these speeds. For example, I am transferring 2 TB of data right now, and it will take about 24 hours to complete the process. If you do the math, it is about 25MB per second...a far cry from their advertised speeds. Even at 130MB per second, the minimum of what they state, this job would take 4 hours, not 24 hours.
The other annoying thing about this drive is that it states that it is USB 3.0 compatible but it is not Thunderbolt 3. They do provide all of the cabling you will need to connect to most any computer, but there is a pre-installed cable that wraps around the drive and tucks in at the end. If you own a computer that uses this connection, then you are good as gold. But if your computer doesn't have this connection, then you are stuck with the cable wrapped around the drive that you will never use. It's annoying and it is in the way and it cannot be removed. While I agree with the idea of what Lacie is trying to do, it only serves those people who own computers that use that specific cable connection. If you don't have a computer with that connector, then it's a useless appendage and an annoyance.
I would expect to see better performance and product from a company like Lacie. I own many of their older drives, so I thought to give them another shot, but sadly disappointed.
And lastly, I paid a premium of about 80% more for this drive over a similar drive, just so that I could take advantage of the USB Thunderbolt speeds, only to find the speed to be about 5% or at best 10% of the stated transfer speeds.
One final point of fact, I took a 335 GB group of files and simply duplicated them on the drive itself....meaning that the information was not transferred from one device to another device...they were just copied on the same drive itself. That task took more than 4 hours. If you do the math, you will find that the transfer (duplication) speed was 23.3 MB per second!
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Den Standardzustand der Platte nicht als leeren Datenträger sondern mit unsichtbaren Partitionen zu liefern ist dreist.
It gets points for being simple plug-and-play, but the aforementioned orange condom has the great little quality of preventing the USB cable from inserting fully, meaning that accidental unplugs can and will happen.
Thankfully I paid extra for LaCie's data recovery plan, but this unfortunately means I'll be getting my files back on a REFURBISHED LaCie drive, so arguably worse than what I started with. I've spent £120 on a hard drive brand that could pack in at any second.
Le my wasted money be a lesson for you. Don't fall for the "super rugged" gimmick. Spend a little more for Western Digital.
N'a pas subi de chocs ni de conditions de travail difficiles ou intenses.
Le vendeur ne répond pas lorsqu'on lui demande comment faire jouer la garantie.
Contacté LaCie/Seagate déclarent que le disque n'est plus garanti.
Sur Amazon le vendeur affiche pourtant toujours que la garantie est de deux ans...
This 4tb drive died 6 months after it started "ticking", which spells the end of the drive. The return process is complicated by the fact that you need to supply a product code which is NOT printed on the drive itself. It is not unreasonable to provide this but not printing these clearly on the product is an error (numbers and code cannot be found under the orange rubber covering as well). Of course, as the drive is dead, Lacie's suggestion to use a software tool is rubbish - nothing shows up.
After many attempts I was able to get a product code by entering the serial number first. Why This is so complicated, I don't know but it's made to be complicated and difficult.
On the plus side, Lacie did ship a new drive in less than a week including delivery. Also, the drive is quite fast.
The cable is poorly fitting and of a special type.