LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive

Model #9000488

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Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.323 x 6.063 x 1.969"

General Information

Interface Technology 1 x Integrated Thunderbolt cable 1 x USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 and UAS compatible) To achieve full interface bandwidth, connect the product to either a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt port on a computer or device
Interface Transfer Rate (Max) Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s
Performance Benchmark Read: 110 MB/s 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
Durability Dust & Water: IP 54 rated (when cover is attached) Shock: Drops of up to 6.6 feet (2 meters) (in non-operating mode) Pressure: 1 ton Theft: Password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption
Capacity 1 TB
System Requirements Computer with a Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, or USB 2.0 port Operating system Thunderbolt: Latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 / 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
Dimensions 3.5 x 5.5 x 1.0" / 89 x 140 x 24 mm
Weight 12.3 oz / 530 g
Software LaCie Backup Assistant (easy way to set up automatic computer backups) LaCie Private-Public (password protection with AES 256-bit software encryption)
Internal Storage Media 5400 RPM / 64 MB cache
Expert Reviews
Electronics made easy.32823010
30 November 2010

Because this drive works well with both Macs and PCs, it is a lucrative accessory for all computer users alike. Furthermore, the latest USB standard, combined with a compact yet high capacity platform, makes the LaCie Rugged external hard drive a must-consider.

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    Fortified- aluminum chassis absorbs drops of 7 feet, Stylish- exclusive LaCie design by Neil Poulton, Speedy- latest USB 3.0 specification allows 110MB/s, Compatible- bus-powered model works with both Mac and PC

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    Expensive- price tag higher than drives of similar capacity

16 September 2010

It’s fair to say that LaCie’s Rugged drives don’t look like anything else out there. The stout aluminium shell and garish rubber sleeve are certainly distinctive. We’re not certain it’s something we’d want on our desk, however.

Tweak town.32834211
16 July 2010

LaCie has a strong USB 3.0 enclosure that is fast, reliable and cheap. Chris takes a look and shows us that USB 3.0 storage doesn't have to break the bank.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
18 February 2016

We use many of these drives - definitely our preferred portable. Fast and pretty durable. We have a some of these still being cleared and reused after 3 years. They do not slide off of desks with the grippy bumpers. Easy to format to whatever is needed. Thunderbolt is a nice bonus for speed.

1 April 2014

I use this drive as a secondary/redundant time machine backup drive. It mirrors my other/current 500GB Iomega drive. Besides running hot, it does the job well. Runs very quiet, I hardly notice it at times. I would give it five stars, but for me the "running hot" issue is a concern to me.

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    Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up

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    Runs Hot

15 January 2014

I waited for a year to pass before posting a review because I saw so many negative reviews on this drive on here. I really like this drive and use it to travel with my virtual machines for work.

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    Portable Fast Reliable (Used for over a year now with no problems) Thunderbolt and USB3

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    Gets a little warm so don't put it under anything where it can't breathe. I accidentally put my jacket on it one day and it was really hot after that.

28 October 2015

Love it. Works very well, small, simple, clean design. The rubber band is great against drops and to make sure it doesn't slip out of your hand. The plug isn't a mini USB though like some other hard drives, it uses it's own cable.

Pc connection express.34136925
22 December 2010

This is a very good drive for travellers and telecommuters. I do both, and use this drive in both situations - both for work files and media (photo backup, music and videos for long flights). It works well and it's very portable.

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    easy to install, size, compatibility, build quality, value for money, easy to use, sound quality

Product Highlights
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • 5400 rpm Rotational Speed
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • 1 x Integrated Thunderbolt Cable
  • Bus Powered
  • Shock, Dust, Water Resistant
  • AES 256-bit Encryption
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In The Box
  • LaCie 1TB Rugged Thunderbolt External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Removable Cover
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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