|Hard Drive||500 GB Portable|
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 SSD 500GB Portable Hard Drive LAC9000491
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- Thunderbolt speeds of up to 387 MB/s
- USB 3.0 for universal connectivity and USB 2.0 compatibility
- Bus powered for complete mobility
- Shock, dust and water resistant for all-terrain use
- Protects against unauthorized access with AES 256-bit software encryption
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||E ZEE ELECTRONICS||directbuycity||Amazon.com||Platinum Micro, Inc.|
|Connectivity Technology||usb||—||usb||usb||usb||mini usb, usb|
|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB||2 TB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||External||External||Portable||Portable||Portable, Mini|
|Hard-Drive Size||500 GB||2 TB||1 TB||1,024 GB||1,024 GB||2 TB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||5.5 x 3.5 x 1 in||3.08 x 4.96 x 0.68 in||5 x 0.75 x 3.27 in||3.5 x 5.5 x 0.97 in||3.17 x 0.91 x 5.12 in||3.39 x 0.74 x 5.32 in|
|Item Weight||0.5 lb||0.53 lb||0.65 lb||4.16 ounces||0.58 lb||3.52 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||500 GB||2 GB||—||1 TB||1 TB||2 TB|
The new LaCie Rugged is the perfect solution for heavy-data users who require extreme data security and mobility. With USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports, it is also one of the fastest bus-powered products ever. Now featuring two-meter drop resistance and IP 54-level protection against dust and water, the new LaCie Rugged goes even further to protect precious data.
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What a disappointment. Now I also get to purchase a new hard drive and install it so this enclose can perform as advertised. I feel greatly misled by the promised quick performance advertising
The drive is nice. Standard LaCie Rugged, if you're familiar with them. It provides a level of comfort knowing that you don't have to be overly delicate with the unit when it's not in use.
My favorite feature with this is that the Thunderbolt cable is built in and fits integrally into the rubber bumper. I won't miss having to keep track of a separate cable or rubber-band it to the drive.
Regarding speed, I'm sure it's there but my application for the drive isn't taking full advantage of it. I'm using it as a dedicated Time Machine drive, so there's a bunch of processing slowing the information transfer down.
The one issue I have is price, and it's enough of an issue to knock off a star. I'm all for things being priced appropriately, even if the price is high. At long as the value of the item matches the price, I wouldn't take off a star. In this case I think they're taking advantage of the LaCie name plus the use of the Thunderbolt cable, and are hiking the price. You can get 1TB external drives for $80, to the $180 I paid for this. Sure, it's a LaCie Rugged, so that would make $100-120 a fair range. Add the Thunderbolt and I can see $140-150. $180 is really pushing it but — as I'm sure they're counting on — I wanted this configuration and this was the only one to get, so I paid it.
What I really like about this one is no need for secondary power source. Just plug in USB and TimeMachine takes over. Nothing could be easier.
Would buy again, but get the right one next time. However, considering that I have a 10 year old machine and the next one will have Thunderbolt maybe my mistake will be for the best.
Connecting more than one to a MacBook Pro at a time often causes one to eject randomly while reading or writing. We also had one hooked up and it would eject randomly to.
They seem unstable and we don't like the limited links on the thunderbolt cord. In concept it seems like a good idea but in practice it's not that great. The extra piece of rubber to cap the end is a bit of a nuisance to
The previous version was so much better and more reliable before this new design
Used in conjunction with my MacBook Pro, this is my working storage drive for my photography files.
I travel frequently for work and wanted something that can handle the bumps and sometimes dirty conditions that I would subject it too.
I recently spent my 2 vacation camping and touring around the blowing sands, salt and dirt of Death Valley and Arizona. I was happy to have this drive in my bag.
I left one open star because the orange case is a terrible color. I also wish I could just remove the case for at home use. That way I could use it with a docking station.
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