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LaCie 500 GB Rugged Drive

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The exclusive creation of world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, this portable external hard drive is one of our most popular products, and offers the supreme speed of FireWire 800, along with FireWire 400 and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces for true universal connectivity. Conveniently bus-powered and plug & play, the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is ideal for backup, video storage, and large data volume exchange on the go. You can plug it into almost any computer anywhere for instant backup, video storage and large data volume exchange. Its unique scratch-protected aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper make the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk especially resistant to harsh elements, providing extra protection wherever you need it. Best of all, it’s rated shock-proof up to 2.2 meters, and evaluated under the MIL-STD-810, a series of standards from the United States Army’s Developmental Test Command that test how well a specific device performs when placed under stress or extreme conditions.

From the Manufacturer

The LaCie Rugged 500 GB (7200RPM) FireWire 800/ FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Disk is designed for maximum performance while withstanding the harsh elements of the real world. This durable, portable drive offers 500 GB of storage and a fast 7200 RPM rotational disk speed with a triple interface for maximum compatibility and performance. It is built with a rugged, drop-resistant aluminum-alloy shell and a shock-resistant rubber bumper making it ideal for travel anywhere.

LaCie Rugged 500 GB (7200RPM) Hard Disk

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LaCie Rugged 500 GB

At a Glance:

  • 500 GB of disk space
  • 7200RPM rotational disk speed
  • Stylish and rugged enclosure designed by Neil Poulton
  • Bus-powered design doesn't need AC adapter
  • Triple interface for maximum compatibility
  • Backed by a three-year limited warranty
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The LaCie Rugged withstands bumps and shocks to keep your data safe and secure. View larger.
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The stylish orange look was designed by world-renowned designer Neil Poulton. View larger.
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With three connection interfaces, you'll have compatibility with nearly any computer. View larger.
Portable Data Shuttle

If you travel a lot with your data, the LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is the drive for you. With a 500 GB of space and a 7200 RPM rotational disk speed, it's ideal for power users who need fast performance for working directly off the drive and backing up and transferring large amount of files in as little time as possible. The Rugged Hard Disk is bus-powered, so it uses the power of the connected computer to operate, and doesn't require an additional AC adapter or power cord.

The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk is also available in 750 GB and 1 TBcapacities.

Mobile, All-Terrain Protection

Designed exclusively for LaCie by world-renowned designer Neil Poulton, the Rugged Hard Disk is built like an off-road vehicle, ready to withstand the bumps and bruises of your travels. Featuring a unique, scratch-protected, aluminum shell and shock-resistant rubber bumper, the drive is shockproof up to 2.2 meters. And it's MIL-compliant, meaning it meets a series of standards from the United States Army's Developmental Test Command that test how well a specific device performs when placed under stress or extreme conditions.

Also, the Rugged Hard Disk can be outfitted with additional colorful bumpers (sold separately). Easy-to-change with the same durability once on, the bumpers are made of the same quality rubber as the original bright orange sleeve. The optional set of three additional sleeves includes green-grey, blue-grey, and black bumpers.

Measuring 1 by 3.5 by 5.7 inches (H x W x D) and weighing 8.82 ounces, the Rugged Hard Disk is designed for travel and will fit easily in your briefcase or backpack. Take it with you on business trips and vacations, or use it for transferring files from one desktop computer to another.

Three Interfaces for Fast Connections

The Rugged Hard Disk offers speed and versatility with three connection interfaces, letting you use it with almost any computer. The FireWire 800 interface provides up to 800 Mbits/s data-transfer speed, ideal for video editing and other intensive work. FireWire 400--a preference of Mac users--provides 400 Mbits/s transfer speeds. And the nearly universal USB 2.0 interface offers a transfer rate of up to 480 Mbits/s, and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1.

With its driver-free and plug-and-play functionality, exchanging data between Macs and PCs is easy. Simply plug the Rugged Hard Disk into any computer with a USB port and you're ready to go. (The Rugged Hard Disk requires no extra drivers for Windows XP/2000/Vista and Mac OS X operating systems.) It also comes with a power-sharing cable for low-powered USB hubs and computers.

Included with the drive is backup software for both Windows and Mac. The Rugged Hard Disk is also Time Machine compatible.

About LaCie

Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple, and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore, and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has distinguished its products with original designs and leading-edge technology.

The LaCie Rugged Hard Disk (500 GB) is backed by a three-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

Rugged Hard Disk (500 GB), FireWire 800 cable, FireWire 400 cable, USB 2.0 cable, USB power-sharing cable, Quick Start Guide, Genie Backup Assistant (Windows), Intego Backup Assistant (Mac), and LaCie Setup Assistant.

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