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The 1TB Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Portable Hard Drive is a quality product manufactured by LaCie. When digital storage is critical for your project, it had better be as fast and reliable as you are. From the desktop to the badlands, it has to connect to any computer, deliver more than enough speed for the most demanding applications, and protect data against any threat. Enter the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series.
With USB 3.0 already at a maximum interface transfer rate of 5Gbps, Thunderbolt seems like overkill at 10Gbps. But since the drive can be formatted with Mac or Windows partitions, it just adds another layer of functionality to the drive. Now you can take advantage of the unit's portability and connect to Macs with Thunderbolt or PCs with USB 3.0. At 1TB, the drive is essential for digital artists and data managers who take their work from station to station.
The unit is bus powered, no need for external power supplies or cluttering electrical cords. You can take this portable drive anywhere, it doesn't take up much room in a laptop bag or briefcase. And it's bus power lends true freedom to power users who need extra storage when they're on-the-go. It's especially important in the era of ever decreasing hard drive capacities for Ultrabooks and small-form laptops.
Rugged Universal - This potable drive can be used in SuperSpeed USB 3.0 mode, or it can connect to older computers and laptops using USB 2.0. Because it is fully bus-powered, it is truly portable - it makes a great companion to low-capacity Ultrabooks.
Rugged Fast - Get fast transfer speeds on Mac and PC thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces. The HDD version performs up to 110MB/s, a 35% improvement over FireWire 800. Back up and transfer a large amount of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy noticeably more responsive photo library browsing.
Rugged Protection - The LaCie Rugged is MIL-compliant for superior data protection from accidental drops up to 1.2 meters (4 feet). They 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.
Hard Drives Information
Hard Drive Type
110MB/s (Thunderbolt and USB 3.0)
Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8,
Computer with an Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port,
High-speed internet for online storage,
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
3.5 x 5.5 x 0.97 In. / 89 x 140 x 24 mm
9.2 oz. / 260 g
Items Included With This Product
USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible)
Thunderbolt Cable (50 cm)
Quick Install Guide
2 - Year Limited Warranty
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