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EX­TREMELY POP­U­LAR WITH both pho­tog­ra­phers and film-mak­ers, LaCie’s line of heavy­duty Rugged series por­ta­ble hard drives has now ex­ceeded four mil­lion units. The range of dis­tinc­tive-look­ing drives with their bright orange pro­tec­tive cover­ings has ex­panded to in­clude a va­ri­ety of mod­els, in­clud­ing the Raid Pro with a built-in SD for­mat mem­ory card reader and the Thun­der­bolt USB-C for faster data trans­fers.

The new Rugged Raid Pro is thin­ner and lighter than its pre­de­ces­sor and con­fig­urable with the LaCie RAID Man­ager. It has 4.0 TB of stor­age via two HDDs and a max­i­mum data trans­fer speed of 240 MB/sec­ond via a USB-C con­nec­tion.

The Thun­der­bolt USB-C is avail­able with either a 500 GB or 1.0 TB solid state drive (SSD) and with both USB-C and Thun­der­bolt con­nec­tions en­abling a data trans­fer speed of up to 510 MB/ sec­ond. HDD ver­sions are avail­able in stor­age ca­pac­i­ties of 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 and 5.0 TB, but with a slower max­i­mum data trans­fer rate of 130 MB/sec­ond. All these mod­els are backed by a three-year war­ranty which in­cludes the Sea­gate Res­cue data re­cov­ery ser­vice.

The LaCie Rugged Raid drives are de­signed to safely carry or cap­ture up to 4.0 TB of data and are avail­able in two ver­sions – one with a built-in SD card reader and USB-C con­nec­tion, the other with both Thun­der­bolt and USB 3.0 con­nec­tions. Ad­di­tion­ally, these drives can be con­fig­ured with hard­ware RAID 0 for data trans­fer at up to 240 MB/sec­ond or RAID 1 for en­hanced data pro­tec­tion.

With stor­age ca­pac­i­ties of 1.0, 2.0 or 4.0 TB via HDDs, the Rugged Mini mod­els are more com­pact in size, so they can be easily car­ried in a back­pack, small bag or lap­top case, but re­tain the same lev­els of ex­ter­nal pro­tec­tion. The max­i­mum data trans­fer rate is 130 MB/sec­ond via a USB 3.0 con­nec­tion.

All the LaCie Rugged por­ta­ble drives are wa­ter­re­sis­tant, shock re­sis­tant and drop re­sis­tant. For more in­for­ma­tion visit

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