With its iconic orange design and secure form factor, the Rugged has been one of our most popular hard drives. With the Rugged Mini, we've shrunk the Rugged, and added tons of new features, making it a solid investment for on-the-go data transport.
The LaCie Rugged Mini Hard Disk shares features with our popular Rugged Hard Disk, like shock resistance, drop resistance, and a rubber sleeve for added protection. But with the Rugged Mini, we've gone a step further: it's also rain-resistant, and pressure-resistant-you can drive over it with a 1-ton car, and it still works! Its small size makes it perfect to take with you wherever you go, and its Rugged exterior provides protection against accidental drops, shock, or pressure.
The Speed of USB 3.0
With the Rugged Mini, you've got the speed of USB 3.0, and full backward compatibility with USB 2.0, meaning that you can use it on almost any computer. You can transfer a 700MB video file in less than 7 seconds with USB 3.0, compared to 25 seconds with USB 2.0. Additionally, you can use the LaCie Mac USB 3.0 Driver to improve data transfer speed on your Mac (up to a 30% performance increase compared to FireWire 800).
The Rugged Mini doesn't just keep your data safe from external forces-it also protects against intrusion. With secure password protection software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go. You can even access your password-protected files using any computer, ensuring complete data mobility-and complete data safety.
User-friendly Software Suite Included
Easy setup and automatic worry-free backup for both PC and Mac computers.
With LaCie Private-Public software built-in, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go.
Secure Cloud Storage
10GB of Wuala Online Storage included for one year to securely store and share your data online.
40% Energy Savings
Automatic Eco mode lowers the power consumption by up to 40% when not in use, increasing the battery life of your notebook or laptop.
LaCie Rugged Mini 301556 500GB 7200RPM USB 3.0 Portable Drive
LaCie Rugged Mini 301556 500GB 7200RPM USB 3.0 Portable Drive, Shock, rain, and pressure-resistant, Password protection, USB 3.0: up to 4x faster than USB 2.0
USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0-compatible)
Rotational Speed (rpm)
5400 for item #'s 301555 and 301558 7200 for item # 301556
Interface Transfer Rate
USB 3.0: up to 5Gb/s USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s
Maximum Drop Height
1.2 m / 47.2 in. in non-operating mode (dropping is not recommended in operating mode)
86 x 135 x 19 mm / 3.4 x 5.3 x 0.75 in.
240 g / 8.5 oz.
Computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port** Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS® X 10.5 (Intel Only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended High-speed internet for online storage
LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0 Hard Disk USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible) Quick Install Guide Complete Software suite: Pr (preloaded: Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco-Mode, Wuala Secure Online Storage
*Transfer rates vary from one computer to another and may vary slightly from one drive to another. **1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). ***Capacity availability varies from region to region. Please visit www.lacie.com for up-to-date information. For optimal performance, the drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port.
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