LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt 9000491 500GB SSD USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt Portable Drive
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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt
Professional All-Terrain Storage
Thunderbolt | USB 3.0
- Tough in the Field. Fast Everywhere
- 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
With the new LaCie Rugged, even if you go off-road, your project stays on time. With IP 54-rated resistance to the elements and blinding-fast speeds through Thunderbolt and USB 3.0, you don't have to compromise between durability, mobility, and speed.
Get lightning-fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. With the SSD version, the LaCie Rugged delivers up to 387 MB/s - one of the fastest bus-powered products available*. The hard disk version performs at up to 122 MB/s, a 35% improvement over FireWire 800. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.
Don't let your project get derailed by incompatibility between your external drive and your computer. With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie Rugged is a perfect match for your Mac and PC. Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer, anywhere. The integrated Thunderbolt cable also stows neatly when not in use, so that you'll never lose it. The LaCie Rugged is also fully bus powered through the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt cables. Its portability and interfaces make it the must-have sidekick to a new Mac or Ultrabook.
All-Terrain Data Protection
Your data is irreplaceable, so it's vital to protect it against any conceivable mishap wherever you go. That's why LaCie made the new Rugged tougher than ever. It's MIL-compliant, which means that data is protected even during accidental drops of up to two meters (6.6 feet). During transit, connect the removable cover to provide IP 54-level protection against dust and water. Whether the LaCie Rugged takes a jarring bicycle ride or gets splashed by a mud puddle, you stay confident that your data is still accessible. The SSD version goes a step further for the ultimate in resilience against vibration and shock. Both versions are tough enough to be shipped for reliable delivery to clients or partners. Included software even protects your files from prying eyes with AES 256-bit encryption.
User-Friendly Software Suite Included
Easy setup and automatic backup for both Mac and PC.
With military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, LaCie Private-Public protects your files from unauthorized access with password protection.
Thunderbolt on Windows
You can connect this product to a Windows computer via the Thunderbolt connection.
Enhance your warranty with extended coverage and fast product replacement.
* These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test with the SSD version connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity.
When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.
General Brand LaCie Model 9000491 Highlights LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt 9000491 500GB SSD USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt Portable Drive, 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 Specifications Capacity 500GB SSD Internal Storage Media Hard Disk: 5400 RPM/64 MB cache
SSD: SATA 6 Gb/s
Interface Technology 1 x Thunderbolt port
1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0* and UAS compatible)
Interface Transfer Rate Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s
USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Performance Benchmark Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 (reads)**:
1 TB hard disk: 110 MB/s
2 TB hard disk: 122 MB/s
250 GB & 500 GB SSD: 387 MB/s
Rugged Resistance Dust & Water: IP 54 rated (when cover is attached)
Shock: drops of up to 2 meters (6.6 feet) (in non-operating mode)
Pressure: 1 ton
Theft: password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption
Software LaCie Backup Assistant (easy way to set up automatic computer backups)
LaCie Private-Public (password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption)
Dimensions 89 x 140 x 24 mm / 3.5 x 5.5 x 1 in. Weight 1 TB & 2 TB: 350 g | 12.3 oz
250 GB & 500 GB: 280 g | 8.8 oz
System Requirements Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0* port
Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows® 7, Windows 8 (see here for drivers information) / Mac OS® X 10.6.8 or later
USB 3.0: Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Minimum free disk space: 600 MB recommended
Box Content LaCie Rugged with integrated Thunderbolt cable
USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible*)
Quick Install Guide
Comments * To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt port on a computer or device.
** These transfer rates were achieved using AJA System Test with the SSD version connected to a Mac computer via the Thunderbolt interface. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity.
When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.